AYICC

African Youth Initiative on Climate Change

Amplifying African Youth Voices in Climate Negotiations: A Step Towards Inclusive Change

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Young people’s voices play a pivotal role in advancing just climate ambition and driving systemic change in climate decision-making. Hence their potential to reshape the discourse on climate action and propel meaningful progress is immeasurable. According to the UN, young people are key drivers of development, social change, economic growth, innovation, and environmental protection. In […]

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Empowering Africa’s Youth Climate Leaders: Highlights from the Capacity Building Workshop

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Uniting African Youth for Climate Action In collaboration with the Climate Youth Negotiator Program (CYNP) and African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES), AYICC recently organized a leadership training workshop on negotiation skills. Held from August 28th to September 1st, 2023, at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Kasarani, Nairobi, this […]

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Eric Rukebesha’s Journey in Seed Technology, Business Training, and Climate Action

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Eric Rukebesha is a 26-year-old hailing from Rwanda, who is currently establishing his career in the world of Seed Technology and Business Training at One Acre Fund.  Eric’s philosophy revolves around the advancement of society and community development, underpinned by an unwavering commitment to prioritize the well-being of society, irrespective of the associated costs and […]

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Empowering Diverse Voices: Reflections from the Capacity Building of African Youth Leadership on Climate Change and Negotiations

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As the urgency of climate change compels young voices to step forward and demand immediate action, the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) remains dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of young individuals. In this pursuit, we recently organized a leadership training workshop on negotiation skills. The workshop convened 21 young participants from across the […]

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Feedback on AYICC Call for Applications

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Africa- The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) is pleased to announce the closure and subsequent selection of participants for the “Integrating African Youths in Climate Negotiation and Policy Engagement” program. The program received an overwhelming response from talented and passionate individuals across the African continent who are eager to contribute to climate change mitigation and policy development.

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Call for Self-nominations: AYICC Leadership 2021-2023

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This form seeks to receive nominations for the leaders of AYICC Continental to serve for the next 2 years. Carefully read through the form before applying. Election Timelines Self-nominations: 6th October – 15th October 2021 Voting: 18th – 22nd October 2021 Announcement: 25th October 2021 This form seeks to receive nominations for the leaders of […]

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AfriYOCCC 2021

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The African Youth Conference on Climate Change (#AFRIYOCCC) is a flagship program of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change that provides a platform for learning, sharing of knowledge and experiences among young people on the continent. Building on the successes of the previous editions of #AFRIYOCCC and as 2020 marks the beginning of the […]

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Africa rises to challenge of climate crisis, accelerates action on Paris Agreement

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While these headwinds are slowing progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, nations across the continent are rising to the challenge, and building transformative actions to build climate resilient lives and livelihoods, accelerate the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions, and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We […]

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Climate champions plan to halve sector emissions by 2030

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With less than 100 days to go until COP26, the UN High Level Champions have released a master plan to provide business, governments and civil society with greater clarity on how to halve emissions by 2030 Almost three quarters of global emissions are now covered by a net zero goal. Corporate commitments, alone, under the Race […]

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AYICC Somalia Chapter partnerships

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African Youth Initiative on Climate Change — Somalia Chapter partner with Somali Greenpeace Association and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance have launched five months training on Climate Change and Intergenerational dialogue on youth in climate change policy formulations. The event was launched in Baioda, Somalia. It would also be hold in Mogadishu, Galdogob and Abudwak for […]

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