Are you aged 18 – 35? Do you want to join this network of change makers, to advance climate resilience in Africa and the United Kingdom? The Resilient 40 is looking for new members and applications are open for the next Resilient 40 event in Ethiopia in January 2020!
Application Deadline: November 30th 2019
About Resilient 40
The African Climate Reality Project, led by Food & Trees for Africa, partners with African climate leaders, governments, NGOs and scientists across the continent to build tools and resources to help a network of African leaders mobilizing communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find solutions to climate change.
The Climate Reality Project is one of the world’s leading climate change advocacy groups.
With more than 5 million strong global movement and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leaders, the Climate Reality Project is spreading the truth of the climate crisis to communities around the world and creating cultural momentum to solve it.
Former Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore is The Climate Reality Project’s director and chairman.
At the same time as governments across Africa gathered in Ghana for the UN-led Africa Climate Week, 40 young African policy makers from 11 countries across the continent joined together with their UK counterparts in South Africa. The aim of the roundtable dialog was to provide the emerging generation of leaders with a platform to discuss how people, economies, and governments can become more resilient in their responses to climate change.
Increasing the climate ties between the UK and Africa is of great mutual benefit and this conference builds on established partnerships and encourages new partnerships. In addition, this revived and modern relationship between the UK and Africa will strengthen the case for international action.
This next generation of leaders, calling themselves the #Resilient40, built a platform to build momentum to tackle this challenge and improve climate resilience across Africa. They discussed how they and their societies are already affected by the climate crisis and developed ideas for solutions to enhance resilience to face the threats ahead, sharing expertise across the continent.
Every person committed to taking their own action to build climate change resilience, equipped by the conference with expertise, observations, and tools to empower them to organize their communities to increase climate change resilience.