Taking our voices to COP26
In August this year, the Youth4MPAs in partnership with WILDOCEANS held a virtual African Youth Summit (AYS) which aimed to build ownership and stewardship amongst African Youth on several themes related to Ocean Protection.
One of the key goals of the summit was to help craft coherent messages from youth across Africa on challenges that the African continent faces, particularly in the space of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The submitted letter contains the key messages drawn from the AYS Youth Statement,
The countries represented by the attendees included South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Gabon, Tanzania, Malawi, Liberia, Mauritius, Gambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Namibia, Madagascar, Morocco, Somalia and Zimbabwe.
This letter was submitted as part of the Our World in Your Hands series.