SID at NCCAP III Youth Engagement Workshops

SID received an invitation to co-facilitate the Youth Engagement Sessions for the development of the National Climate Change Action Plan (2023-2027).

This is part of the Kenyan government's strategic planning sessions for different stakeholders for the implementation of the national climate related policies for the next 5 years. They are usually organised and convened by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry (MECCF), and this particular first meaningful youth engagement track is supported by GIZ

The youth engagement workshop have been happening across various counties in Kenya, this particular one that SID was engaged at took place at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge; and there is another session planned for Mombasa.

Our Programmes Manager for Energy, Environment and Climate Futures Passy Amayo, gave presentations on Unpacking what climate change is and how it affects the youth in concert with James Thonjo from the Climate Change Directorate (the is the first National Youth Climate Focal Point and a Climate Change officer at the MECCF) and presented the publications Energy for Whom? and Energy for What?  under the session titled Climate change initiatives & opportunities for youth in the Agriculture, energy and waste sector. 

The NCCAP III youth engagement would later feature in the Africa Climate Summit 2023, where we participated in a side-event organized by GIZ in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry (MECCF), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for a deep dive on "Enhancing meaningful youth engagement in climate change policy processes in Africa".

We tweeted about the Youth engagement via our twitter handle @SIDEastAfrica under the #NCCAPThreeYouth.