By Staff Reporter
The just ended Africa Green Waste and Energy Expo and Conference(AGWEC), has seen youths across the Environment fraternity calling for more inclusion in all aspects of Climate Change.
This came to light during the Green Expo side event for the youths dubbed Youths Green Academy(YGA).
Speaking during the engagement, Lynn Mapiye Programme Intern at WHISPERS and Women’s University in Africa student said that she is taking issues of Climate Change seriously and has taken interest in opportunities presented in waste and energy sector.
“As a young person who is still looking forward to complete her university education I found the youth sessions as helpful in my area of study. It is now a fact that Climate Change is real and therefore we need to act. The most important aspect is when we discuss on ways in which young people can tap into available opportunities in the waste sector such as recycling, research and energy transition processes.”
According to Rachel Mudita Social Work Student at the University of Zimbabwe and internat Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network, the future is green hence young people should be involved in all matters that shapes their future.
” I am a young person who have seen the impacts brought about by Climate Change hence I am of the view that we young people should be part of a process to green our future because going green is the future. While we acknowledge great strides taken to include youths in different forums I think it is high time that our participation should increase as we are the future of tomorrow.”
The Africa Green Waste and Energy Expo and Conference(AGWEC) side events became an ideal platform for young people and school students to learn and share knowledge on various issues ranging from participation, inclusion, opportunities for youths in the waste and energy sector among other areas.
The youth side events were attended by delegates from Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Angola among other African Nations.