In 2016, YDC launched our Digital Advocacy initiative pilot. The 2016 Y20 delegates had the opportunity to share policies negotiated at the Y20 in China and directly engage Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a Google Hangout. The second phase of the pilot enabled our World Bank delegates to digitally debate policies directly with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Using tech platforms as the vehicle, we can connect young people directly to decision makers and global leaders. In our view, this is essential in building more inclusive policy debates and particularly in overcoming geographic and financial barriers. Stay tuned as we further develop our Digital Advocacy Framework.