WAVE: YOUTH CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Conference of Youth (COY) is the official event of YOUNGO, the children and youth constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is an annual gathering of young people from all over the world, who are passionate about climate change and environmental topics. The global COY takes places right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, (COP). Preparatory space for YOUNGO to COP: COY primarily serves as a space for capacity building and policy training for enhanced global climate action.
For Uganda Fika Afrika advocacy foundation will host the National COY with partners from 1-2 November 2018 at pearl Highway Hotel Entebbe road.
Dates & Facts
|When will the COY take place?||1-2 November 2018|
|Where will it take place?||Pearl Highway Hotel Entebbe road|
|How many participants do you expect?||300 participants from CSOs, Academia, religious leaders, youth organizations, government officials, Development partners/ Agencies, Private sector|
|Where can I register?||1-15 October 2018|
|Where can I get further information (link to website)||Contact Form below|
- Gender and Vulnerable groups and climate change
- Health, Sanitation and climate change
- Waste Management and climate change
- Environment and natural resources;
- Sustainable forest management and climate change
- Law and Environment
- Water – energy - food - ecosystem.
- Transport and Environment
- Sustainable Market and environment
- Communication and Environment
- Economics and Environment
- sport and environment
Objectives and planned Outcomes
- To raise innovative ideas of youths in decision making process towards climate change interventions and achieving Goal 13
- To raise awareness and strengthen youths' participation in climate action and realization of the Paris Agreement, SDGs, And Green growth strategy
- To examine the understanding of climate change among youths in terms of Capacity building, Mitigation, Adaptation and Climate financing.
- To raise youth voices on climate change as champions for the crisis.
- To build strong dialogues among youths to discuss issues that affect their production in the climate change circle.
- To Create strong partnerships and collaborations for participatory of youth in climate change adaptation strategies
The Organising Team
Fika Afrika/ Tunza Eco generation Uganda will be the lead in organizing the conference, in collaboration with Energy without borders, Miss Earth Uganda, Makerere university department of environment Management, MUCCA, MUWMRA. Government ministries, Development partners, UN Agencies and NGOs will be included in the NOC, each with defined responsibilities.