10 – 13 October 2016. 128 youth delegates across Africa attended the 2nd African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) @ the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi-Kenya. Theme; “Making Climate Finance Work for African Youth
The conference focused on the following thematic areas;
- Youth in Agribusiness
- Climate Change and Development in Africa
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
- Green Economy and Technology
- Climate Justice and Human Rights
- Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
The 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’s 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.