Climate Action Network Tanzania in collaboration with Germanwatch e.V is implementing a model project aiming to empower young climate activists between 20 and 30 years – in the first phase mainly from Tanzania and Germany. The project overarching goal is to strengthen civil society driven grassroots-level education and advocacy on climate resilience (mitigation and adaptation) and to contribute to planning and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Paris Agreement as per the article 12 at the local and national levels, and eventually at the international level. A number of activities have been implemented, including the Exchange visit to Germany conducted in November 2017 parallel to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 23) in Born. In this exchange, 10 youth participants from Tanzania joined their fellow in Germans and youths across the globe who converged for the Conference of Youths (COY) 13.
From 3rd -23rd June 2018, the second exchange visit will be taking place in Tanzania. Among other things, the participants (both Tanzanians and Germany) will be participating in visits to grassroots level projects, in arid and semi-arid hotspots in Longido and Monduli districts, Northern Tanzania, Training on Project planning and management, visiting national parks and learn on impacts of climate change on conservation, as well as organizing and conducting Public dialogues, workshops and debates with Civil society organizations, and higher learning institution students.