COP 22- Morocco- Empowering  young people- Faouzia Bahloul
Oct25

COP 22- Morocco- Empowering young people- Faouzia Bahloul

COP 22- Morocco- Empowering  young people- Faouzia Bahloul The 12th   Conference  of youth  will be held in Marrakech from 4 to 6 November, prior to COP 22. Since 2005, young people meet every year before the UN Climate Conference. Faouzia Bahloul, one of the two winners of COP 22 video competition, will  be one of  the ambassadors of young people from Tunisia. By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache This year will be special as  the COP 22 Morrocan presidency  message calls  for action during the UN Climate Conference .  Young people are invited to participate in  various workshops, lectures, exhibitions. Faouzia Bahloul, one of the two winners of COP 22 video competition,  will  be one of  the ambassadors of young people from Tunisia. She will work with the communications team of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a reporter. In  her video  “ Thinking Renewable”, she  explains the research she did for two years  on biogas produced and  microalgea. “Think Renewable” is about the need to increase the use of renewable energy. Faouzia Bahloul won the UN competition earlier this month. Watch her...

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COP 22- Nigeria-Civil Society:  “tackling climate change with women and youth”- Olumide Idowu
Oct18

COP 22- Nigeria-Civil Society: “tackling climate change with women and youth”- Olumide Idowu

After 10 years of volunteering, Olumide Idowu is one  of the emerging  young leaders of Africa. He will be  one of the young people who can make the difference in COP 22. Profile.   “When it comes to tackling climate change, everyone needs to be brought to the table, especially women and young people, ” said Olumide Idowu. Olumide has  been engaging youth in Nigeria and Africa with making their voice to be heard both “offline and online” for  10 years. “I want a better place for all”,  he proclaims. After COP 21, Olumide reacted quickly by involving social networks, reporting, strategic projects to fight against climate change in Africa . He worked with many organizations such as the United Nations Environment Program,  UN-Habitat as Youth Champions for Africa, Save the Children Nigeria, Amnesty International . He is part of different strategic team: Environmental Leadership Academy, Mentorship HUB Africa, Climate Wednesday, Youth Initiative Africa. He raises issues such as  waste management, smart agriculture, water management and climate finance. Olumide has a Bachelor of Statistics and a diploma of Computer Science & Communication  from the University of Abuja in  Nigeria. Recently,  he attended the 10th conference of the the African Youth Initiative on climate Change ( AYICC). Olumide is currently the  Senior Communication of this organization. Launched in 2006, AYICC aims to mobilize  young people to have one voice on climate change issues. This year themes were: -Promoting the role of youth in having  access to climate finance through the Green climate fund. -Integrating youth in climate related policies, plan, projects and program at national and regional and international levels. -Building capacity of youth on climate science and negotiations in order to increase their participation and influence on Climate governance   By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache          ...

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