African Youth Conference on Climate Change | Diplomacy Opportunities

The African Youth Initiative Climate Change (AYICC) is convening the third edition of the African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) on the Theme: ‘’Integrating African Youth in the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions: Trends and Prospects’’ from the 25th to 27th October 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

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AfriYOCC 2017 – will provide an avenue for African youth to showcase their climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, projects and green initiatives. The 3rd edition of the African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) aims to provide a unique platform for African youth to create awareness about the critical role young people should play in shifting agendas in UNFCCC, regional and national negotiation processes.

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.

AfriYOCC will enhance dialogue and understanding of the dynamics and impacts of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and possible entry points for youth engagement. It will also facilitate the articulation of the views and youth position to COP23 and beyond.

Target Group and Participation: 200 youth across Africa selected from

  1. AYICC Leadership and members
  2. Youth led climate and environmental organizations
  3. Youth climate activists
  4. Grassroots youth and farmers
  5. stakeholders from Government and CSOs

Dates and Venue: October 25 – 27, 2017. Abuja. Nigeria

The Conference will be jointly hosted by AYICC and Federal Ministry of Environment – Nigeria.

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Deadline: 21 August 2017

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