May 29, 2024

Youth in Politics Environmental Care Management Programme Launched

The Zimbabwe Organization for Youth in Politics (ZOYP) in partnership with NGO Africa Watch has launched a new programme that will focus on Climate Change and Environmental Care Management.

The Climate Change programme adds to ZOYP’s political programmes that seek to capacitate young people vying for political office.

Speaking at the Youth from All Political Parties Community Caucus in Gokwe,

ZOYP director Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo emphasised the need ZOYP director Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo for civil society organisations to capacitate local communities with knowledge on cli mate change adaptation and mitigation.

“As ZOYP, we have been capacitating youths with political aspirations. Our thematic areas are democracy and good governance, gender justice, human rights, constitutionalism and community mobilisation, but we have realised that most of the young people from across political divides are not conscious when it comes to issues to do with climate change. So producing leaders who are not aware of the critical need of protecting the environment is a disaster,” he said.

Youth leaders from different political parties who attended the meeting applauded ZOYP for the initiative on climate change.

The new cluster is Code named Youth in Politics Environmental Care Management.

ZOYP is engaging various stakeholders and experts in the climate change field to assist in the coming trainings which will see hundreds of youths from across political divides coming together for environmental care management and climate change advocacy.