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Initiatives

School of Environmental Participation

Map Marker Cuzco, Departamento de Cuzco, Perú

The Environmental Participation School empowers young people of all ages to become responsible eco-citizens through hands-on activities, knowledge building, and advocacy skills development.

Tropic Food & Farm

Map Marker Gabon

This initiative cultivates a brighter future by tackling hunger, promoting health, and protecting the environment through bio-fortified foods, plant-based solutions, and sustainable practices.

Young Protagonists

Map Marker Xapuri, Acre, Brasil

The Young Protagonists Project empowers Amazonian youth from Acre state to become environmental leaders through collaboration, critical thinking, and advocacy skills training, safeguarding the Amazon’s future.

Mazingira Bora Initiative

Map Marker Kakamega, Kenya

Mazingira Bora empowers 1,000 artisanal women and youth miners in Kenya to become leaders in climate action and combat gender-based violence in the gold mining sector.

Changing the rules for the sustainability of life and the planet

Map Marker San Carlos, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua

This initiative mobilises Nicaraguans through a multi-actor assembly, social media campaign, and legal frameworks to protect natural resources and rewrite the narrative for environmental action.

Sistahood sessions

Map Marker Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia

The Sistah Sistah Foundation’s Sistah Sessions foster feminist strength through a safe space for connection, mentorship, strategy, and joyful activism, building a network for a more equitable future.

Support for women farmers for climate change adaptation in Togo

Map Marker Kara region, Togo

OPAS helps empower rural women farmers to stand tall against climate change through solar irrigation, climate-smart practices, and income diversification.

Schools Addressing Climate Change with the Country

Map Marker Colombia

“Colegios Al Clima con el País” empowers Colombian schools through workshops, student leadership, and curriculum integration to build a culture of climate action and a network of young environmental leaders.

Portraits of the Countryside: An audiovisual approach to climate change

Map Marker Colombia

Telling stories and amplifying voices using documentaries to empower vulnerable communities in Colombia by sharing their climate experiences and advocating for environmental conservation.

Ancestral adaptation plans to climate change with a focus on peace, gender and youth

Map Marker Colombia

Supporting Colombia’s most vulnerable empowers women, girls, and youth in climate-impacted regions to develop action plans for adaptation, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental conservation.

Strengthening the Resilience of Women who are Victims of Violence

Map Marker Haiti

This initiative in Haiti tackles gender-based violence through a multifaceted approach that combines prevention efforts, support services for victims, and emergency response to gang violence.

Jokkolabs Banjul Summer Camp

Map Marker Bakau, Banjul, The Gambia

Jokkolabs Banjul’s Summer Camp ignites young minds through STEAM exploration, fostering creativity, collaboration, and future-ready skills for a more innovative and inclusive world.

"Adopt a tree, not a weapon": climate action and peacebuilding

Map Marker République démocratique du Congo

This initiative focuses on engaging young people in raising awareness around climate issues in the context of violent conflict and the war.

Basic and Digital Literacy Class for Older Persons

Map Marker Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal

Ageing Nepal empowers older adults in Nepal by bridging the digital divide through literacy and digital skills training, promoting social inclusion in a changing world.

Paradigm Shift

Map Marker Enugu, Nigeria

Paradigm Shift tackles menstrual health stigma in Nigeria through community dialogue, education, and reusable pad-making workshops, empowering women, girls, and the environment.

Trash Cleanup

Map Marker Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

This is a street cleaning activity in Ouakam, one of the districts of Dakar, Senegal which is facing growing incivility.

Poseidon Army

Map Marker Sri Lanka

Building capacity of youth towards coastal and marine conservation in Sri Lanka.

Our History, our voice: a short story

Map Marker Aldeia Katurãma

The Pataxó and Pataxo Hã-hã-hãe, two groups of indigenous peoples in Brazil, were hit by Vale’s crime in Brumadinho, in 2019. After four years, we are fighting for reparation and we want to tell our own story.

Youths flipping the script in Ecuador

Map Marker Quito, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

“Young People Flipping the Script in Ecuador” empowers young Ecuadorians through Open Houses, design thinking workshops, and advocacy skills development to tackle stagnant progress on the SDGs and build a more sustainable future.

The Pollination and Urban Beehive Project

Map Marker Saint Ann, Jamaica

An apprenticeship programme for the training and development of the skills for new beekeepers and creating Bamboo beehives using CNC-Router.

Youth Climate Action

Map Marker Lusaka, Zambia

The initiative seeks to use storytelling to speak to the risks climate change is subjecting Southern Africans to and how to mitigate them.

Recycle For a Future

Map Marker Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

Recycle For a Future is a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase the recycling rate in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte.

Storytelling For Change

Map Marker Kisumu, Kenya

Amplifying the Voices of Communities on Climate Change and Adaptation through Performing Arts and Media on Wetland Conservation

Disaster Risk Management in Africa-DRM Africa

Map Marker Uvira, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Disaster Risk Management in Africa-DRM Africa; an Initiative that strengthen the community’s resilience to natural and anthropogenic hazards

Tanganyika Coastal Community Resilience

Map Marker Uvira, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

TACOR Project seeks to strengthen the community’s resilience to adverse effects of climate change in the African great lakes region.

Youth and ancestral territories

Map Marker Cayambe, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

The Andean youth collective empowers communities through urban agriculture, agro-ecological fairs, and artistic expression, re-imagining sustainable urban living that honours traditions.

Intergenerational Dialogues on Biodiversity Governance

Map Marker Nairobi, Kenya

A series of dialogues that seeks to inform policymakers of youth priorities in natural resource governance, financing, justice and rights.