Call for participation open: African Youth Conference on Climate Change, (AfriYOCC) Theme "African Youth Responses to Climate Change and Food Security, Action from the Frontline" 26-27, Oct, 2015 at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


In response, to the call by AU Heads of Sates and Government to establish the CAHOSCC Youth Programme on Climate Change (CYPCC), (Assembly/AU/Dec.538{XXIII}) and cognizant of the key role played by African youths in climate change mitigation and adaptation and overall sustainable development.
The African Youth Initiative Climate Change (AYICC) www.ayicc.net is convening the first edition of the African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) on the Theme: ‘’African Youth Responses to Climate Change and Food Security, Action from the Frontline’’ from the 26th to 27th October 2015 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The event will be held as a Pre-Youth Event of the Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA V) organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), from the 28 to 30 October 2015 .

The call for applications for ”Youth Participants” from age 18 to 35 to apply for (AfriYOCC) is now open. Travel costs, feeding and accommodation, will be provided for successful applicants.  

The deadline for application is 30th September 2015

AfriYOCC will provide an avenue for African youth to showcase their climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, projects and initiatives. Best practices arising from the various AYICC country chapters shall be showcased and eventually developed to a best practices data base and handbook. The Africa ClimDev Youth Climate Platform will also be officially launched during AfriYOCC.

AfriYOCC is holding in the most important year for development since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals was unveiled. As we transit from MDG’s to SDG’s, this conference presents a unique opportunity to mainstream the voices of African youths in the ongoing climate change negotiations and COP21 in Paris.

The conference will focus on the following thematic areas;

a. Youth in Agribusiness

b. Climate Change and Development in Africa

c. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

d. Green Economy and Technology

e. Climate Justice and Human Rights

f. Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

 

Application documents; Download them at:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14fe00c5f2e0e54c?projector=1 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1887kHUtTFsl-j2JgziXUqoYQIjem1tA8J_q6FKsN_MM/viewform?c=0&w=1

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