Project VOCAL: The Truth Behind Youth Taking Grassroots Action

The Truth Behind Youth Taking Grassroots Action

Program Description:

In order to allow our youth community to gain better insights on advocacy work in the policymaking sphere, one must understand the bottom-up and top-down approach within this field, especially from the grassroots perspective. This dialogue workshop will include the VOCALists and IGEM Visitors (as program participants) and session speakers (VOCAL advisors and ambassadors, as well as field experts), whereby an interactive dialogue will be designed to empower young people to understand the depth of collective action from the grassroots level.

In this session, you will learn about and be exposed to: 

  • The different grassroots-level work in advocacy that can spark a local/national movement, and influence policy-making.
  • How youths can contribute and support social, economic, and climate/environmental advocacy efforts at grassroots level, regardless of backgrounds.
  • How youth can get involved in grassroots work today, and the ways in which youth can use their voice in supporting causes they care about.
  • Learn about the importance of grassroots advocacy and its outcomes that may influence social, economic, and climate/environmental actions, solutions, and policies.

Panel Dialogue Session
Day & Date: Friday, 27th August 2021
Time: 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Platform: Virtual IGEM 2021

Our lineup for this event includes:


Adzmin Fatta

Green Semporna


Nabila Shohimi



Farid Alim

Buku Jalanan Chow Kit


Ashley Kho

UNAM Youth

Registration is FREE (Open to all VOCAL members) as well as the general public, and you are benignantly invited to attend this program at the Virtual IGEM 2021!

How Can I Register?

Since this dialogue will be held at the Virtual IGEM 2021, please proceed with the following steps for registration at IGEM platform:

  1. Go to and register as a visitor. If you’re already an IGEM visitor, proceed to step #2!.
  2. Go to the Virtual IGEM Lobby*.
  3. Find the ‘Conference’ button.
  4. Search for ‘Project VOCAL The Truth Behind Youth Taking Grassroots Action’.
  5. Click ‘RSVP’!