COP22: Young Africans Are Not Onlookers Concerning the Implementation of NDCs (Meeting)
Marrakech, 11/11/2016 (MAP) – Participants in an informal meeting, held on Wednesday in Marrakech as part of the COP 22, agreed on the fact that young people are part of the implementation process of national determined contributions (NDCs) in Africa, and “not just onlookers.”
During this collaborative event, organized by the Association of African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), panelists, mostly young people from Morocco, Ghana, Togo, Kenya, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, but also from New Zealand, shared their projects, ambitions and initiatives for climate action.
Among the many contributions made on this occasion, participant Ibrahim Ceesay from Gambia presented his project African Artists Peace Initiative, which aims at bringing together all the young creative people to discuss climate change and not simply take a scientific approach to the subject.
Two students from Ghana, present with their teacher, also unveiled their White Book project for COP22, with contributions from over 1.000 young people outlining the contributions they can make in their country to the cause.
Besides representatives of the civil society, the event was attended by several high level officials such as the Nigerian Minister for the Environment, Ibrahim Usman.