As part of its "Green Ambassador for Climate in Africa" program, Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) has created and coordinates this vast pan-African CCAO Network currently bringing together 54 national focal points and 1404 young Green Ambassadors for the climate involved in climate change advocacy and adaptation actions and who works with partners, government institutions and grassroots organizations and indigenous and local communities to implement many climate smart initiatives and influence relevant policies to help to build resilient communities while supporting indigenous and technological initiatives in Africa.
There are many, but, often not or little encouraged, valued and known in their countries and in Africa, these young people who inspire other young people and members of their communities to act as agents of change in the face of climate change, these young people young people who use their potential, their intellectual capacities and their mobilization capacities on sensitive issues such as those related to climate challenges and environmental protection, these young people who restore and ensure the best preservation of their forest and ecological heritage, these young people who promote the green economy by adopting behaviors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, these young people who demonstrate through their actions (individual or associative) that they have an important role to play in the action against climate change, these young people who are often present and active during climate negotiations and meetings, these young people who who are on the ground and who carry out adaptation and mitigation actions to climate change and who are committed to actively continuing to support their communities in the transition to highly resilient and low-carbon lifestyles in Africa .
The "Green Ambassador for the climate in Africa program" is a highly competitive Pan-African program set up by Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) with the objective of identifying, encouraging, promoting and networking exemplary young climate activists in Africa. In order to support them and encourage them to remain proactive on the global imperative of combating climate change.
This program facilitates and contributes to the mobilization, encouragement and support of young African climate activists awarded as Green Ambassadors for the climate in Africa. Their actions and initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change are carried out in Africa and identified (by this program), appreciated, enhanced and encouraged by certified international recognition for these noble services rendered in the field of environmental protection. and the fight against climate change in Africa. The achievements of the Green Ambassadors for the climate in Africa are also disseminated and highlighted in the communication platforms of Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) and its partners. The Green Ambassadors ultimately join the Climate Change Africa Opportunities Network (CCAO) and benefit from the opportunities to share ideas, learn, connect and act on the global imperative to fight climate change. They have the chance to participate in the activities of Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) and its partners in their respective countries and in Africa.
The Climate Change Africa Opportunities Network (CCAO) is pleased to announce its new 1,084 young Green Climate Ambassadors in Africa. The 2020 Green Ambassadors for Climate in Africa call for candidacy saw the participation of 14,300 young people, including 26.7% of women and girls and 73.3 of men and boys from 54 countries on the African continent.
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