During the month of August, the DRFN in partnership with the Regional Sustainability Network, which is an initiative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Kenya) will host a series of dialogues known as the "Climate Change Baraza's".
According to the United Nations Environment Programme, one of the main criticisms from youth is that their presence at key United Nations meetings is often tokenistic and that, at such a critical point in time, they don’t have a meaningful seat at the table.
To address this, youth delegates attending the Fourth UN Environment Assembly came together to identify a series of actions that can be taken forward by UN Environment's Youth and Education Alliance to support these objectives. With over 80 young leaders from around the world in the room, the top three asks included:
Resources: provide assistance in the form of finances and further capacity-building to support youth in their journey to influence change.
A joint network: to establish a common platform or strategy which allows youth to connect with each other and learn about each other’s work.
A seat at the table: to gain further support from political leaders and multilateral assemblies to ensure youth have a meaningful seat at the table.
It is against this background that the Namibian Climate Change Baraza’s will be aimed at providing a platform to start dialogue with youth on climate action. The Namibian Future will be best defined by its current young population and this future is defined by what the youth do today.
These dialogues are scheduled as follows:
This call is open to YOUTH between the ages of 16-35.
Application deadline is 21st of July and the application form is available on this link.
These dialogues will be Held at the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Windhoek located in Dr. Frans Indongo Street No. 70 - 72.
Successful applicants will be informed by Tuesday 23rd of July.
There are no costs payable to participate in theses dialogues but transport costs will be the sole responsibility of the applicant.
For more information please contact Bernadette Shalumbu: Tel 061-377500 or alternatively on firstname.lastname@example.org