15 August 2015

[Report] #Act4Climate Exercise to Mark International Youth Day 2015

#Act4Climate was organized as a Climate Change Education and Advocacy Program to Commemorate the International Youth Day 2015.

Considering that climate change potentially represents a major threat to the Health and socio-economic stability of #Youth particularly in developing countries, young people with common interest and passion for #ClimateChange came together on International Youth Day 2015, 12th August, at the SRC Chambers, Student Union Building of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria to discuss the various ways humans are contributing to the Global Warming Processes due to their various anthropogenic activities due to lack of education and ignorance; and how citizens can inculcate adaptive measures in a way to lessen the existing impacts of Climate change and prevent future occurrences.

Different topics were raised such as renewable energy, climate change and gender sensitivity, environmental pollution, Innovative financing for adaptation amidst all, which came in form of panel sessions led by proven professionals in their chosen fields.

There were over 50 young people in attendance, from secondary schools students, tertiary institutions, Youth Corners and even University Graduates.

In attendance were Radio & TV Stations such as, Splash FM and NTA Ibadan who interviewed the organizers as well as participants.

At the end of the event, a photo advocacy challenge was mounted as different messages were addressed to vulnerable individuals, communities, countries and the stakeholders involved in the climate change policy making processes ahead of the Conference of Parties (COP 21) slated to hold at Paris, France, in December, 2015.

The organizers appreciate, @careaboutclimate, ClimateHelpDesk Nigeria, The Green Campus Institute, Write Paragraphs, Ibadan Hub of the Global Shapers Community, ANUNSA LAUTECH & UI, NTA Ogbomoso and Splash FM.

(Image: From Left--Sanni Zainab, Writer & Political Scientist, 
Prince Olanrewaju Gideon Oluwaseun, Organizer, #Act4Climate,  and Mary Ajayi  2015 MOREMI Initiative Fellow & Co-founder, Write Paragraphs)

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