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Applications Open: Media For Climate Justice training

Are you an African youth journalist, storyteller, or content creator? Are you interested in producing media about climate change in Africa? Then Resilient40’s upcoming Media For Climate Justice training programme is for you! Media For Climate Justice is a training programme for African youth journalists, storytellers, content creators and writers who report about issues on …

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Join the Resilient40 Virtual Summit: Tunakutana for Climate Resilience!

From 16 – 23 September 2020, the Resilient40 are hosting a virtual summit, dubbed Tunakutana for Climate Resilience. Tunakutana is”to meet” in Swahili. This virtual summit includes 6 sessions taking place daily from 11:00 – 13:30 (CAT) and covers all things climate resilience in Africa, and how we can amplify our message and grow our …

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Covid19, Climate Change and Africa’s Multifaceted Vulnerability

Written by Resilient40 members Asha Sitati, Hadiza Nasiru, John Kasiita Ssemulema, Joshua Borokinni, Pato Kelesitse, Priyanka Naik, and Samuel Opoku Gyamfi When the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind African Proverb BackgroundGlobally, individuals are having to embrace a new world. A new world, which involves the restructuring of self, institutions, …

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Meet the Members: Michelle Hiestermann

Meet Michelle Hiestermann , uMhlathuze Water Stewardship Partnership Manager in South Africa, and member of the Resilient40. Michelle believes that climate resilience in Africa should take into account indigenous knowledge rooted in African history that is in synergy with our natural environment.

Meet the Members: Samuel Chademana

Meet Samuel Chademana , Senior Sustainability and Resilience Advisor at Auckland Council, and member of the Resilient40. Samuel believes that for the successful development and implementation of climate resiliency strategies, the key lies in systems change.

Meet the Members: Yvonne Maingey

Meet Yvonne Maingey – Kenyan specialist on climate change and adaptation, and member of the Resilient40. She looks at climate resilience from the angle of people’s empowerment, and believes that indigenous knowledge, people’s experience, and the people themselves, should be at the core of building climate resilience in African countries.

Meet the Members: Joshua Borokinni

Meet Joshua Borokinni, Nigerian climate activist, social innovator, and journalist who has a keen interest in sustainability and development reporting. Joshua is a member of the Resilient40. Joshua believes that the United Nations’ upcoming Climate Summit should focus on climate resilience and action-driven interventions for a planet that future generations can be proud to call their …

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Meet the Members: Happy Khambule

Meet Happy Khambule – Senior Political Advisor at Greenpeace Africa, and member of the Resilient40. Happy believes that it’s about high time that all youth voices should be listened to when it comes to the climate crisis, as in the not so distant future they will be taking on leadership roles from older generations.