Calls for equity and promotion of creative voices and scientific innovations in the fight against climate change reverberated at the launch of the fourth cohort of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice.
The event, which was launched during the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance in Adis Ababa, brought together stakeholders in climate change action including Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice Cohort IV, as they sought to share experiences and perspectives and reflect on just avenues to climate-resilient development agenda.
During the launch, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Executive Director Mithika Mwenda emphasized the crucial role of imparting knowledge to young climate activists to comprehend the dynamics between the global north and south, a key aspect in advocating for climate justice on a global scale.
Mwenda said “there is a need to impact knowledge to youths so that they get information on how the global north relates to the global south.”
According to Chuka University Vice Chancellor Henry Mutembei, this is the opportune moment for African youth to wholeheartedly embrace the program and engage in active learning.
And as the fourth cohort gears up to convene at Chuka University, Mutembei said the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice continues to play a pivotal role in equipping young African activists with the skills and knowledge needed to champion climate justice on the global stage.
The launch of the fourth cohort coincided with PACJA’s retreat in Addis Ababa, where discussions revolved around taking stock, strategizing, and reflecting on the events of 2023 while planning for the challenges and opportunities presented by the new year.