2015 has been an awesome year for the African Youth Corner (AYC). Being the year of its inception, the Corner has reached over 200 students with developmental trainings.
The AYC organised a successful #YALIlearns event with the theme: Understanding Climate Change in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. The event brought together environmental experts, young passionate Nigerians and youth leaders. They discussed on how to address the issue of climate change in the world starting from their own communities.
The AYC had new members join the team from around Africa: Patricia Emeza, Abas Mohamed, Ridwan Yusuf, Faith Inameti and Ifiok Udoh. Together they made 2015 memorable.
It is our desire in the coming year to connect with more young passionate Africans who are willing and ready to be change agents in their community.
We thank all our team members, partners and advisers for all their efforts in 2015. Let us do more in 2016!
Climate Change has become a major concern for everyone and the African Youth Corner (AYC) could not be left out.
On December 15th, 2015 the AYC put together a #YALIlearns event with the theme: Understanding Climate Change. YALI is Young African Leaders Initiative and it is an initiative of the United States Government introduced by the Obama administration. The YALI Network provides virtual resources and vibrant physical spaces to equip young African leaders with the skills and connections they need to foster change in their communities and their countries.
The event was facilitated by Mrs Christine Edet, an environment expert.
Participants were exposed to
1. The basics: The science of climate.
2. The impacts: How Climate change affects Africa.
3. The Solutions: Taking Actions to reduce Climate Change.
The materials from the YALI Network was very helpful in carrying out the event. Participants made action plans in the bid to address climate change.
Many thanks to the AYC Calabar Team, Mrs Christine Edet, the YALI Network, the iKapture Networks, and the participants.