YouthADAPT: Driving Locally Led Adaptation and Resilience in Africa’s Climate Hotspots

Gobeshona Global Conference 4

6 March 2024, 10:00 GMT

The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), a joint initiative of the African Development Bank and the Global Center on Adaptation will host a side event on the sidelines of the virtual Global Gobeshona Conference 4 to recognize the pivotal role youth play in driving and spearheading locally-led adaptation efforts across Africa

Event description

The objectives of the session include:

  • Highlight the transformative impact of youth-led initiatives in addressing climate change impacts, focusing on Africa’s climate hotspots, with examples from the YouthADAPT Program
  • Showcase youth as catalysts for change in combating climate change impacts, emphasizing their pivotal role in driving adaptation and resilience efforts within their communities
  • Explore effective youth-led approaches and showcases of innovative projects from YouthADAPT and other initiatives, aiming to drive locally-led adaptation and resilience efforts
  • Share diverse strategies and success stories of youth-led initiatives, including grassroots interventions and policy advocacy, to inspire and motivate participants