Success Stories Across the Globe as CSAYN takes on Climate Smart Agriculture Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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CSAYN in February was able to engage in different programmes across the globe where we have different actions that was taken with the help of our partners and supports. We are very grateful to all young people/farmers around the world presently putting food on communities table with different initiatives. Below are the actions that was taken in keep the achievement of sustainable development goals.

CSAYN Canada organized SDG Training and Climate Smart Victory Garden Info Session to engage with the local community, and agricultural groups about our garden project and discuss the creation, encouragement and sustainability of CSA communities. The main objective was to connect with the local community. This gathering was able to made strong connections with the Schomberg Farm community group and brainstormed community development needs and expectations. Our future aim is to plan on hosting a similar session on April 22nd and hope to raise enough money to purchase perennial berries for this year.

CSAYN Cote D’ivoire team Meet with African Development Bank to discuss about our upcoming project on education for 1000 young Girls on Entrepreneurship. The goal of this project/programe is to promote gender and reduce part of the non-workers in cote d’ivoire and within Africa at large. This partnership will surely help young female farmers to build a smart agriculture network for upcoming ones.

CSAYN Cameroon team organized an education and sensitization workshop in Franky Comprehensive High School, Yaounde, Cameroon. In line with the flagship project called “Classroom Mobilization Towards the Sustainable Development Goals” this happens under the countries “Operation 50,000 MY World Votes for 2018 Programme”. The workshop ignited the spirit of leadership and how they can be they can be LEADERS OF TODAY. The outcome of this workshop was an extraordinary outburst of excitement for the Global Goals like we have never seen. All the participants were really amazed with the global goals. We plan to do more as the network moves to achieve sustainable development agenda 2030.

CSAYN Tanzania team break the record to seal a partnership with Kagera Regional Commissioner, Hon. Salum Kijuu in planting 200 fruit trees that was donated by World Vision Tanzania on how they can engage youths in climate smart agriculture. The trees were planted in 5 secondary schools in Kagera region in Tanzania.

CSAYAN in Rome, Italy. Our chapter member also attends the just concluded capacity development workshop at the FAO in Rome before the deforestation conference started. During the workshop, FAO was able to provide an online course for people to follow up as they join the workshop. Our chapter member was able to strategize and meet with like minds partner on issue of deforestation and how we can make our immediate environment more sustainable.

CSYAN Uganda heard a partnership meeting – Mr. Penniel Tumusiime participated in a budget analysis capacity building workshop organized by the Uganda Youth Network in partnership with Plan International Uganda, CEDOVIP and Straight Talk Foundation on February 10th 2018. During this workshop, the CC conducted the My World 2030 Agenda on SDGs survey.

The Deputy CC Mrs. Namara Doreen K. attended and participated in the Kampala Youth Advocacy and Development Network (KYADNET) Annual Partners meeting. This is a consortium of over 25 youth organizations to synergize and conduct joint interventions, joint advocacy and above all provide a platform for sharing best practices. The main objective of the meeting was to foster joint planning and develop a 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the consortium in 2018-2023. During this workshop, the Deputy CC conducted the My World 2030 Agenda on SDGs survey and 21 members fully participated.

Both Penniel Tumusiime and Namara Doreen K. attended a Capacity building for youth Networks workshop organized by Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Program on 22nd and 23rd February 2018. The main objectives of this workshop were: To strengthen the coordination capacity of youth networks to meaningfully advocate for adolescents SRH concerns at national level; To advocate for increased meaningful youth participation in policy programming of SRH concerns for adolescents and young people; To equip youth networks with skills in lobbying and evidence based advocacy for Adolescent SRH; To create a platform for the youth networks to learn and share experience and best practices in adolescent SRH advocacy.

We are very grateful to all our partners towards making us doing what we are doing. CSAYN will continue to build a climate smart agriculture across the globe.

For more information, contact our communication team lead on idowu.olumide@csayn.org

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