Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Selma Bichbich

Together for Blue and Green Founder/MENA Youth Network Co-founder



Selma is a dedicated social and climate youth activist from Algeria. She founded the national NGO "Together for Blue and Green," focusing on environmental conservation and sustainable practices. As a co-founder of the "MENA Youth Network," she promotes regional collaboration and knowledge exchange. Selma serves as the Focal Point for the environment and human rights group at the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and is a board member at ProVeg where she advocates for plant-based diets. and MENA Coalition for Peace Youth and Security. She coordinates projects for the "MENA Coalition for Peace and Security," enhancing regional stability through environmental awareness. She is a mentor at GreenCheck Solidarity Academy and Learning Planet, in addition to being a World Food Forum policy board member, as well as GirlsRising and Clinton's Global Initiative Fellow. Funded by UNEP, Selma represented Algeria at the SAICAM IP4.2 conference in Kenya addressing chemical contamination issues in Algeria and the Beirut explosion. She organized the inaugural "MENA Youth Environmental Assembly," supported by the Swedish Institute, uniting young activists from crisis-hit MENA countries. She is also a COP27 and COP28 as well as being a Youth4climate Summit both Milan and NYC edition. At the American University of Beirut, Selma campaigns to ban plastic bottles, promoting sustainable alternatives. She mentors for the Green Check Solidarity Academy, Learning Planet, and serves on the World Food Forum Policy Board. Additionally, she is a Clinton Global Initiative Fellow and Girls Rising Fellow, committed to broadening her climate advocacy impact.

Session featuring this Speaker

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Pitch Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 19, 2024
3:45 PM4:30 PM

Pitch stage: Youth Voices session | Youth, inclusivity, and the fight for climate justice: How to empower the next generations of leaders

Karla BarradasUnited Nations Development ProgrammeYouth - APAC Partnerships and Resource MobilisationSelma BichbichTogether for Blue and Green Founder/MENA Youth Network Co-founderStudentYaewon HwangGreenpeaceSenior Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner
Climate change disproportionately affects marginalised groups. As an example, women often tend to be the first affected by climate related disasters facing particular challenges connected to access to resources and emergency response systems that do not take into account their specific needs. It is crucial that the more vulnerable groups are not only better informed about the impacts of climate change, but also for them to be active leaders in climate advocacy. How can we effectively empower young people in climate action? How can they be better part of decision-making processes? We will explore best practices to involve young people in climate related activism, the role they play in giving space to minorities and taking ownership of their future and present.