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Three youth-led micro-projects. Three countries. One future.

Your Future, Your Climate (#TonFuturTonClimat) is an initiative supporting three innovative youth-led micro-projects in West Africa that strengthen climate resilience. Implemented in cooperation with partners, the projects build capacity in agriculture and forestry, and strengthen resilience to the effects of climate change. Your Future, Your Climate targets youth in Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin.

In each country, local youth will lead and manage a field project. During the project lifetime, project partners will offer training sessions as well as activities to raise awareness among the public and local authorities on climate issues affecting their region. In concrete terms,

  • With the support of the Country Water Partnership (PNE), young people from one of the Samba, Ziniaré, Koubri or Komki-Ipala communes in Burkina Faso will implement a project to optimize water use in agriculture and develop renewable energy sources by setting up a drip system powered by a photovoltaic system to irrigate the land used for gardening activities.
  • In Togo, the pilot project will enable the “association des Jeunes Braves” of Appéyémé in the community of Danyi-Apéyémé-Todomé to set up a sheepfold, acquire equipment for composting and agro-ecological gardening and the installation of ECOSAN toilets.
  • In Benin, the young people of Kouandé commune will participate in restoring the land in the Mekrou basin headland through the establishment of a cashew tree plantation and improved ovens for households and processing units for cassava, soybeans and paddy rice.

These three projects will not only restore and conserve ecosystems affected by climate change and anthropogenic pressures, but will also increase the food security of vulnerable populations affected by climate change impacts.

The International Secretariat for Water, the Global Water Partnership West Africa, the Country Water Partnerships of Burkina Faso and Benin, and the NGO Eau Vive Togo are working together to implement the project #tonfuturtonclimat.

The three pilot projects fall within the framework of the Youth for Water and Climate Platform. #YWC

Your Future, Your Climate launched officialy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on November 28, 2017. Youth shared their messages on water and climate, you can view the video here (in French):

This project has been made possible thanks to the financial participation of the Government of Quebec, as part of the 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change, financed by the Fonds Vert. We would also like to thank the Global Water Partnership for their generous support.

 

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