WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020: Green Pepite Conference on June 19, 2020 and Green Pepite Challenge

On the occasion of World Environment Day, which is celebrated every June 5, during “Environment Month”, and as part of the IOF 2020 youth consultation, environmental enthusiasts from the Pépite verte community and former international volunteers from the Francophonie wanted to reflect on the contributions of young people in protecting the environment, particularly in the Francophone world.

Indeed, young people try to bring solutions to various environmental problems in both northern and southern countries.

Their voices are little heard, little supported.

In order to bring the voice of youth on environmental issues, the WESISAH platform founded by Marie-Josée Houénou has therefore developed a series of activities by and for youth as part of the WESISAH GREEN COMMUNITY project, in partnership with the Francophone Youth for Sustainable Development group, the Africa World Institute Ivory Coast and the Local Youth Conference group Ivory Coast, accredited by the youth body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2018/2019.

These activities aim to amplify the voice of youth, intrinsically a bearer of solutions and changes on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The intended objectives:

  • Identify youth contributions to environmental protection;
  • To reflect and debate on the challenges, solutions and pleas proposed by young people, including in the Francophone space, in the framework of the IOF 2020 consultation;
  • Raise awareness among youth on solutions to environmental challenges;

Results

  • Contributions of young people in the protection of the environment have been identified;
  • The challenges were debated and recommendations were made in the framework of the IOF youth consultation;
  • 2300 young people have been sensitized on the solutions to be brought to the environmental challenges.

All these contributions are supported in a report submitted to the IOF.

Two main activities

  • Launch of the Video Challenge from June 5 to 12, 2020
  • Conference debate Green Nugget Community: Friday June 19, 2020

The report resulting from these activities is divided into two parts:

  • Chapter 1: The summary of activities under the Green Nugget Community project
  • Chapter 2: The recommendations and the declaration of the youth

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