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At the sidelines of COP 28, we had an opportunity to explore partnership with Generation Africa on implementation of “Adaptation for Green Jobs Programme” which seeks to target the African continent. Our vision of enhancing access and transparency of youth climate finance flows is keen on channeling the much needed yet very little adaptation finance to create green jobs for young people through adaptation activities in Africa. The UNFCCC pledged USD. 300M under financing for the Adaptation Fund which has outstanding pledge of USD.148.27M, needs to support youth led adaptation interventions such as those coordinated by Generation Africa and supported by various agencies.
The concept of “youth climate finance baraza” was founded with the local community at heart. Piloting in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon and Nigeria, we were at COP 28 engaging Zambian Youth on how we could collaborate on enhancing access to climate finance for Zambian Youth through “Youth Climate Finance Barazas”. We were glad to be part of an enriching panel of youth from Zambia and will be happy to advance the agenda forward post #COP28.
The Green Youth Climate Fund Institution is at COP 28 to explore ways of advancing “Access and Transparency of Youth Climate Finance Flows”. At the Climate Funds side event that saw the GCF, GEF, CIF and AF come together, the joint messaging from the four head of the fund was that “Joint Programming was possible and key at the national level”. This deeply aligns with the governance structure of our “Green Youth Climate Fund Institution” through the 25 step approach to direct access to climate finance for young people. Moreover, we seek to explore continued partnership with national government such as Kenya to ensure successful implementation of our programmes and projects.
Green Youth Climate Fund Institution at GCF 2023 Africa Regional Dialogue in Namibia Windhoek 6th – 10th November 2023.
Ahead of #COP28, The Green Youth Climate Fund Institution took part in the 2023 GCF Africa Regional Dialogue which sought to unpack Africa’s needs and priorities with the aim of making the GCF work better for the African Continent. Africa is one of the focus regions of the Green Youth Climate Fund Institution given its high youth population, high rate of unemployment and very little climate finance flowing to the African continent. We sought to bring the voices of the African Youth to the table as our main objective is to “Enhance Access and Transparency of Youth Climate Finance Flows”
PROJECT 002/254KE : EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT -MAKUENI COUNTY – AIMI MA KILUNGU SETTLEMENT AREA. This project hopes to enrich the lives of vulnerable girls in Makueni County amidst the challenge of climate change. There are several challenges that are hindering the girl child education in the rural areas of Kenya. Among them is the issue of poor or no infrastructure that fail to take the girl child in the rural areas to be at the standards of her counterparts in the urban areas. This may affect her performance in the national exams. The current government since it took over promised to deliver to free laptops for the children in primary school. This is a promise that is yet to be fulfilled. In as much as this may be possible in the urban areas of the country, it may prove to a bit hectic for the rural areas of the country. This is owing to the fact that the use of laptops requires power that the schools may not be able to afford because of the high cost of electricity. Aimi ma Kilungu settlement area is situated in MakueniCounty under Mukaa District in KiimaKiu location under the Kilome constituency.…