For this year’s upcoming Earth Day, Rethinking Climate is hosting a conference on climate change impacts, blue economy, and land use with a focus on Tanzania on April 9th starting with a roundtable with experts followed by a workshop to draft directly with participating youth policy recommendations. You can take directly contribute!
This conference will be looking at the impact of climate change in Tanzania. In particular is looking to engage national and local representatives with youth activists – and those directly involved – to close the gap between public administration and civil society. The objective is to discuss those strengthening Actions for nature to achieve the SDG in particular focusing on those that relate with (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reduced Inequality, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals in view of the recent cases in Tanzania that have to do with Lake Tanganyika.
As this high concern was identified it is our objective to use this event to open the debate and provide a workshop to engage youth and see which actions can be implemented to help spread awareness and reduce the negative impact. Structured in two days we would want to invite national political representatives to express their opinion on the case and what has been done, followed by interventions by youth activists who can show their story and those of the stakeholders involved that have been directly impacted by climate change in Tanzania. The whole conference will be closed by a workshop that will provide the opportunity to youth to express what are the solutions yet to be seen. Solutions that will be added to the final report.
The aim of the consultation is to open the debate, give voice to those who have less opportunity to do so, and provide concrete steps for improvement.
Tanzania is currently facing major issues regarding climate change and how it is affecting Lake Tanganyika and the communities that live around it and rely on it. Some of the challenges facing the Lake and its communities would be rising water levels and the failed oil drilling which heavily impacted finishing, and use and agriculture. This lake is key to the development of the SDGs (listed above) in Tanzania, we plan on including in the conversation local officials and activists and their reasoning on why there has not been enough action taken and what are the next steps.
Introduction by Rethinking Climate and Vijana Think Tank representatives
Introducing the topic with experts on Blue Economy, Climate Change, Youth Activism.
Session Two: Workshop to draft policy document recommendations
- Table 1: Blue Economy
- Table 2: Land-Use Change
- Table 3: Local Communication
- Table 4: Youth Activism
You will be invited to pick your preferred group. If it contains many participants you will be kindly asked to move to your second preferred.