KIPPRA supported the 4th annual Youth in Climate Action Summit and festival at the Sarit Centre on the 24th-25th of August 2023 in Nairobi. The theme was ” Meaningful Engagement and Unifying Youth Voices for Climate Action“. The summit brought together about 150 youth working in climate change from different sectors to exchange views on amplifying their voices, strengthening their movement, and contributing to collective action in climate change. The event was a collaborative initiative between YALI Alumni Chapter of Kenya in and Youth Greenspace Action Network supported by KIPPRA and USAID- Kenya. The initiative aligns with KIPPRA’s role of building capacity and providing a platform for stakeholders to dialogue on policy issues.
Representative from the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry officially opened the event on behalf of Hon. Roselinda Soipan Tuya, Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry. The summit included panel sessions that discussed youth driven technologies in climate change action, the impact of climate change on children, gender equality in the climate change space, climate change financing and effects of climate change on food security and health. The panelist included Ms. Irene Nyamu, Mr. Nightingale Wakigera (ACOPPHE) Dr. Charles Nzivo (KNLS), Ms. Margaret Kiogora, (National Youth Council), and Ms. Winnie Mutai (African Development Bank).