Meet the 2022 Ambassador Cohort

Our second ambassador cohort has officially begun their programme. We are so excited to see what this iteration of the programme has in store. Congratulations to all those selected for this years’ cohort. We received a large number of strong applications this year and look forward to watching the programme and respective individuals grow from […]

​​What does an ACA ambassador look like? A reflection by Natasha Tshuma

What does an ACA ambassador look like? I would not have been able to tell you a year ago. The application process for me was one filled with doubt and uncertainty. “I’m not potential ambassador material”, I would think to myself. I would think of the likes of Greta Thunberg and Ayakha Melithafa And I […]

Ambassador Spotlight: Happy Mbewe

On 10 June 2022, one of our graduated ACA Ambassadors from Malawi, Happy Mbewe and a group of other amazing activists held a youth climate education project. 32 young people participated, representing different youth environmental justice clubs in Senior Chief Mlomba in Machinga District. The activity involved two sessions. The first was a climate education […]

ACA Takes Part in Youth Day Parade

On Youth Day 2022, African Climate Alliance joined the Youth Day Parade in Johannesburg organised by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and a coalition of socio-environmental justice organisations. The parade called for overall “justice and change” in South Africa. ACA’s programmes coordinator Mitchelle Mhaka attended and had this say: “Anyone who was part of the march […]

Adaptation Programme Launches

On May 30, we launched our Adaptation Programme and first adaptation project in collaboration with Feed The Future, by planting a community garden in Elsies River. We planted spinach, lettuce, and onions with the help of many community members and Feed The Future volunteers. The Adaptation Programme is our latest programme addition alongside our education, […]

Congratulations to the Ambassadors of 2021/2022

We wanted to take a moment to say a huge congratulations to our 2021/2022 ACA Ambassadors who recently completed our Ambassador Programme. This was our very first group of ACA Ambassadors and we could not be more proud of them! We started the Ambassador Programme to create more opportunities for young people to lead the […]

Global Climate Strike Cape Town March 2022 Report

Context  On 25th March 2022, South African youth and civil society gathered in front of Cape Town Parliament calling for climate and socio-environmental justice under the theme of #PeopleNotProfit. The action formed part of the Global Climate Strike led by youth climate activists all around the world. The action in Cape Town was a collaborative […]

People Not Profit – Global Climate Strike – ACA Statement

On 25th March 2022, South African youth and civil society gathered in front of Cape Town Parliament calling for climate and socio-environmental justice under the theme of #PeopleNotProfit. The action formed part of the Global Climate Strike led by youth climate activists all around the world. Coordinators of ACA, and convenors of the Cape Town protest, Mitchelle […]

Media Release: Global Climate Action 25 March

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22 March 2022 South African youth to lead intergenerational global climate action on 25th March, calling for “people not profit” in the wake of Human Rights Day, as the domestic environmental justice movement picks up greater momentum. On 25th March 2022, South African youth and civil society will once again […]