African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) 2016

African Youth Conference on Climate Change will take place in Nairobi in Kenya. The conference is organized by the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) and the African Climate Policy Centre from the 10 to 13 October 2016. AYICC marks its 10th Anniversary since its formation in 2006 during the second Conference of Youth (COY 2) preceding COP 12.

African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) www.ayicc.net is a continental youth network that was conceived in 2006 in Nairobi Kenya, during the Conference of Youth held just before the UNFCCC COP12. This initiative has continued to link, and share knowledge, ideas, experiences, skills and strategies on youth action around the continent on climate change, its mitigation and adaptation and sustainable development. In 2009, AYICC was granted observer status to the African Minister Conference on Environment (AMCEN). AYICC has been identified by most youth to have the potential to provide a platform for them to address their regional challenges at such international gatherings as the Conference of Parties of UNFCCC, CBD, UNCSD, among others. AYICC currently operates in over 45 African countries with over 20,000 members.

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. AYICC is convening the Second African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) from the 10 to 13 October 2016, after the suc14063884_1098806233519527_3330825841529487903_ncessful hosting of the first edition held from 26th to 27th October 2015 in Victoria Falls, Zimababwe.

AfriYOCC 2016, shall provide an avenue for African youths 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 the African youth climate change adaptation and mitigation best practices data base and handbook launched.

Sequel to the above, we are officially announcing call for ”Youth Participants” to the 2nd African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) 2016 on the Theme: ‘’Making Climate Finance Work for African Youth’’.

The Tenth Year Anniversary of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) will also be commemorated alongside the African Climate Justice Champions’ Awards Ceremony during AfriYOCC 2016.

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

The application is open for ”Youth Participants” from age 18 to 35. Travel costs, feeding and accommodation, will be provided for successful applicants.

Kindly note that the deadline for application is 31st August 2016. Participants that can secure full or partial sponsorship are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click on the below link for the application and the concept paper. For any enquirers send a mail to afriyocc@gmail.com 

Application Form AfriYOCCC 2016-1                  Concept Paper AfriYOCC October 2016_NB