NYNCC’s launched strategic plan to envisages climate changes awareness

By Thandie Chadzandiyani

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 officially launched the five-year Strategic plan (2021-2025) and the dynamic website with support from Malawi government through Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) and Malawi UN.

NYNCC in collaboration with United Nations Development program (UNDP) joined in an initiative ready to build awareness, training and understanding on climate change issues.

Clare Medina Deputy Resident of UNDP said in an interview “The important about today was the involvement of the youth, when it comes to climate change debate young people have probably list contributed to the climate change program”

“From our perspective we are supporting the youth network both in developing the strategic plan and we have been supporting them and intent to continue supporting their dream on environmental challenges”.

Natural Resources Minister

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo lauded the youth on officially launching the much awaited NYNCC’s five year strategic plan.

“What this does is to emphasize the fact that our youth are taking responsibility in mitigating against climate change and also that they will take responsibility in landscape restoration, our environmental restoration and just managing the Eco-system,” said Tembo.

She added, “This will be as learning project as well as part of engaging young people and more importantly strengthening the capacity of NYNCC to influence policy decision making processes at all level and also enhancing its visibility.

NYNCC National coordinator Dominic Nyasulu said, “Strategically and being guided by what is happening on the ground is very important, if you look at our policies have so many opportunities which recognize the effects of climate change on the youth.

“We are trying to address issues of environment and climate change and we need also to align ourselves in terms of creating green jobs among the youth and that’s why even the Malawi 2063 is emphasizing worth creating”.

The launching of strategic event attracted stakeholders including youth leaders, civil society organizations, local organizations, development partners, academia, private sector, faith community and media working in the climate change and environment sector

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