Project Title: Capacitating Youth and Students Led Organizations to foster Environmental Leadership for Knowledge, Advocacy and Sustainable Community Interventions
This is an environmental capacity building project aimed at building the capacities of Youth and Youth led environmental organizations to effectively strengthen their capacities in monitoring and advocacy programming and effective participation and engagement in environmental policy, governance, negotiation, interventions, adaptations and processes at local level. As a result of empowering the youth leaders, Youth and Youth led environmental organizations and students, it is anticipated that the trickle -own effect with a focus on youth will create a critical mass of male & female youth with understanding and knowledge on their roles, technicalities, impacts and sustainable interventions to combat climate change and environmental issues to design projects and influence advocacy frameworks for partnerships in policy, governance, interventions and adaptations for achievement of SDGs and Agenda 2063.
The youth are still left out in the in climate change agenda. Equity however demands sharing of benefits and losses including those of climate change; losses currently being transferred to the future generation. The youth need to invest in knowledge and engage in the climate change agenda by;
- Not being indifferent –they have to do something. Climate change affects all and no one should be out of the debate.
- Focus on SDGs preamble- the dignity theme in the SDGs, people, planet and prosperity, call on the youth to engage UN and all stakeholders. The youth should know and seek the various environmental facilities like Green Climate Fund
The strategies of the
Youth Environmental Movement
Strategy 1: Marking the Key Moments like COP processes in global and local Environment Calendar and deepening partnerships for development effectiveness
Strategy 2: Partnership for Evidence, Data Driven and Knowledge Based Climate Change Interventions
Strategy 3: African Youth Environmental Leadership Forum for Youth Participation, Monitoring and Action Agenda;