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Forecast climate change impacts and current global crises on Africa presents more complex challenges towards how best food security, health promotion, poverty alleviation and economic development can all be achieved sustainably without rising associated conflicts. The youth in Africa constitute the vast majority and are the most vulnerable to environmental risks for example access to clean and safe drinking water, flooding and droughts. It is evident that young people will have to live longer of the consequences of current environmental decisions. It is therefore important to build the capacity of the present young generation on critical environmental issues to ensure sustainability and adapt to changes in environmental and climate condition.
In this respect, the Ecoyouth Africa Initiative initiated by four partners: Green WaterHut (www.greenwaterhut.org), Nature Today, Green Spears and Integrity Internet Marketing Ltd, to offer a unique opportunity to empower the youth to take up the responsibility of ensuring sustainable environmental development in their communities through youth-led projects. Through this platform, informed youth in climate change discussions empower other youth to be ambassadors for addressing issues on water scarcity, deforestation, climate change etc in their respective homes and counties; and subsequent implement innovative projects on their own towards the prevention of such challenges. The first phase of this initiative is the Ecoyouth Africa 2011 Conference (www.ecoyouthafrica.org ) to be held in Kumasi, Ghana. This conference will serve as a model case for Ghana by bringing 40 young people across the country to share and learn better ways of addressing issues on (1) Conflict and violence in natural resources use and management, (2) Climate change, water resources, (3) food and social security, (4) Environment and health, and (5) Employment opportunities for youth. The successful outcomes of this conference would be up-scaled in subsequent years to reach more youth throughout Africa. We are currently looking for more partners and supporters for this initiative and conference in 2011. Feel free to contact us kabo-bah[at]greenwaterhut.org or info[at]ecoyouthafrica.org .
Social & Relief Services of Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to alleviate
human suffering in Ontario and world-wide by providing emergency
relief and social services, regardless of race, religion, gender, and
other discriminatory factors.
We will be recognized as one of the leading organization in
the social service sector in delivering a humanitarian services
in Ontario and around the world
We will have a strong voice in policy framework and decision
making on issues affecting humanity in general whether in
Canada or worldwide
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Humanitarian Affairs United Kingdom in collaboration with the Malacca State Government would like to extend an invitation to Outstanding Youths to participate in the Inaugural University Scholars Leadership Symposium from August 1 to 7, 2010 in Malacca, Malaysia.
Humanitarian Affairs seek to nurture next generation leaders to become world-class citizens with global vision and understanding of human needs. The Symposium allows young leaders the opportunity to understand more about the global humanitarian need, to learn how to organize a humanitarian relief and be challenged in their worldview.
The Prime-Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia has personally endorsed this initiative.