The overall objective of the conference is to create a platform for youths so as to increase and enhance their engagement and participation in the developmental process of their countries, consolidate the Cancun outcomes as well as to come up with regional youth position paper on climate change recommendations to the UNFCCC COP17 Durban 2011. Specific objectives include:

  • Share information on the Cancun outcomes
  • Carry out a gap analysis on Climate change activities being undertaken in various countries guided by the IPCC report to find out the involvement of youths
  • Define priority areas of intervention in various sectors as well as agree on roles and responsibilities of youths in climate change activities
  • Review climate change strategies being implemented by various ministries so as to define areas of complementarities where youths could be involved
  • Come up with a regional youth position paper on climate change
  • provide a platform for youths in the region to actively participate and input to the negotiations on climate change and national development
  • provide a multi-sectorial platform so as to increase opportunities and ability to negotiate for inclusion of interest for participating delegates and how they can be realized
  1. Conference Topics
  2. General Application form
  3. summit concept 2011