Youth Action on Climate Change: A Case Study of Namibia

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A presentation prepared for the Africa Youth Summit at the COP17 in Durban, November 2011. The persentation covers the youth outreach and action programme developed and implemented under the Africa …

A presentation prepared for the Africa Youth Summit at the COP17 in Durban, November 2011. The persentation covers the youth outreach and action programme developed and implemented under the Africa Adaptation Project Namibia (Ministry of Environment and Tourism and UNDP)

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  • 1. Africa Adaptation Programme Namibia Youth Action in Namibia!!! COP17/CMP7 Africa Youth Summit Justine Braby and Asellah DavidIntegrated Environmental Consultants Namibia Durban, South Africa 28 November – 02 December 2011 Africa Adaptation Programme; Supporting Intergrated and Comprehensive Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.
  • 2. United Nations FrameworkConvention on Climate Change 2
  • 3. Namibia will get hotter! Heavy rainfall leading toSea-level rise and flooding, - coastal erosion possible droughts in some areas DRFN and Climate Systems Analysis Group. 2008. The Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment. Prepared for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. 3
  • 4. Why is Namibia vulnerable? 4
  • 5. Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)• 2 year programme to support development of national adaptation framework• Coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), designated on behalf of the Government as authority for Namibia on CC issues
  • 6. www.youthclimate-namibia.comwww.facebook.com/youthclimatenamibia
  • 7. Multi-media School CompetitionTARGET GROUP: School-going teenagersRELEVANT AGENTS: SchoolsBASIC CONCEPT: Teenagers are given the opportunity to write essay/take photo/short video of their impressions of climate change in Namibia, top three pictures win a prize, prize-award ceremony could be held in conjunction with the Youth ConferenceOUTPUT: To create basic awareness and induce interest into climate change threats in Namibia
  • 8. Urban Indigenous Poultry Pilot Project Young Achievers Empowerment Project
  • 9. Urban Gardening Pilot Project Physically Active Youth
  • 10. Namibia CCA Youth Conference 2011
  • 11. Thank you!!!