Our education programme was born out of the urgent need for climate change literacy in South African youth, especially for those living in underserved areas. We aim to create a safe and inclusive space for African youth to learn about the climate crisis, and be prepared to call for mitigation measures and adapt to the effects of climate and environmental breakdown. We host workshops and dialogues, and build resources that look to build climate change literacy across youth from all lived experiences, especially those living in underserved or climate-affected communities.
Our Back2Basics Workshops exist to bridge gaps in climate change literacy and prepare youth in the African Climate Alliance activist network, and beyond, to feel comfortable in broader dialogues on climate change.
Building on the month’s topic of the Back 2 Basics workshop, our dialogues are in-depth sessions that aim to marry climate change realities with expertise and understandings from those on the front lines. Every session features guest speakers who can bring together a combination of science and lived experience.