Partnership to Equip Youth to Combat Climate Change

A cross-section of participants following proceedings during the forum

Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) held a Climate Justice forum on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 to raise awareness about the negative impact of climate change in Africa and enhance the visibility of affected communities.

This comes at a time when the globe remains vulnerable to climate change impact affecting all facets of life including the economy, investments in infrastructure, public health and agriculture among others.

During the forum, PACJA’s Executive Director, Mr. Mwenda Mithika, said they are collaborating with Kenyan universities and research institutions to engage African youth as climate activists and enhance their impact in national, regional, and international decision-making on climate justice.

“Historically, young people have led change against environmental, social and racial injustices something they have achieved through voicing their concerns, pushing governments to take action on climate change and climate change is no,” said the Executive Director.

The IEET Director, Prof. Joseph Kamau, stated that they are incorporating a new unit on Climate Change and Governance into their curriculum to increase student awareness of global issues and encourage them to find solutions.

JKUAT and PACJA are in the process of finalizing a Memorandum of Agreement. Through this partnership, more young people will be equipped with the knowledge and resources to actively participate in discussions on climate change.

Partnership to equip youth to combat climate change

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