COP23: Sweet Sunset Upon COP23

The 14th of November, 2017 technically served as the last day of the #COP23 conference for the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) delegates as most of them were scheduled to fly back to their respective countries on the 15th of November, 2017. The #COP23 was quite an eventful period for the four delegates; Abiy …

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COP23: Listening to Local Voices

The Development and Climate Days was a side event that was held at the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, Germany. Ms. Ilaria Firmian of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) had invited the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) delegation to take part in the session on Listening to Local Voices. The session began …

COP23: Climate Action for Food Security

On the third day of CSAYN’s participation at COP23, we were on the panel for the UN System Side Event: ‘Climate action for food security: Harvesting adaptation and mitigation benefits in the land sector'. The key focus was “What particular support do young farmers need to increase action towards more risk-informed sustainable food production and …

COP23: Supporting Youth Innovations to Confront Climate Change

CSAYN team participated in the COP23 SDSN Side-Event, entitled “Supporting youth-led innovation to confront climate change: Opportunities for action”. Ever since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, a growing range of solutions-oriented initiatives have sought to provide support to youth-led innovations including those in business, charity, and education. …

COP23: Youth Engagement in Climate: Climate-Smart Agriculture and Smart Education

CSAYN, IFAD and partners organized a Side Event to discuss Youth Engagement in Climate: Climate Smart Agriculture and Smart Education. The occasion was given to speakers representing the CSAYN to present efforts undertaken to bridge the gap between youth, unemployment and Climate-Smart agriculture through their activities. Africa has the world’s youngest population with 420 million aged …

COP23: Meeting between CSAYN and IFAD at Bonn, Germany

It is the 8th of November, 2017 at around 9:00AM German Time when Elizabeth Gulugulu and Amanda Namayi meet outside the MacDonald’s near the Cologne Railroad Station. The temperatures are at an outstanding 3°Celcius, which is quite cold for two young African girls from the Tropics. Their host, Nala Mueller, waves at them to signal …

Aulia Damayanti of CSAYN attends Commonwealth Youth Summit in Malaysia

Today I joined the first day of Commonwealth youth summit in Semenyih, Malaysia. The day was fruitful and we all had great panel discussions. The summit was organized by the Commonwealth Youth Council in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Malaysian Government. This summit was the first of its kind to be held in …

CSAYN Ethiopia Country Coordinator, Abiy Shimelis, at The 10th UNESCO Youth Forum

Sixty young men and women from all regions of the world, who are leading groundbreaking change in their countries and communities, met at the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum that was held on the 25th and 26th October 2017 in Paris UNESCO headquarters. The Forum, entitled “Rethinking Youth Engagement with UNESCO”, provided the opportunity for exchange …

Aulia Shares Experience at CAFA meeting.

Most developing countries in the Asean region have identified measures to both strengthen the resilience of the agriculture sectors and reduce emissions from agriculture and land use activities as part of NDCs target. Meanwhile the commitment period for the Paris Agreement in 2020 is fast approaching. Developing actions at scale to achieve the NDC targets …