The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network, (CSAYN-Liberia Chapter) comprising young agricultural professionals that are volunteering their time and expertise to sensitize young people on productivity, climate change adaptation, and mitigation, will on Saturday, December 15, launch its Liberia Chapter.
The launch will take place in Sinkor, outside Monrovia. It is expected to bring together youth and agricultural professionals, including representatives from Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Development Program, UN Women, Forestry Development Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Conversation International, Security for Environmental Conservation, BRAC-Liberia and the National Agro-Input Dealers Association of Liberia.
According to Mr. Garmonyou Sam, County Coordinator of CSAYN-Liberia Chapter, following the lunch his team will create awareness, sensitize people and build the capacity of young people and people living with disabilities on climate-smart agriculture concepts for adaptation, reducing emissions (mitigation), and increasing food production in a sustainable manner.
Additionally, CSAYN-Liberia Chapter will work to realize the three general goals of Climate Smart Agricultural Youth Network.
Sam said the new chapter will encourage youth to develop social projects that are related to climate-smart agriculture to contribute to sustainable development at the local, national and regional levels.
CSAYN-Liberia Chapter will also raise awareness and create a platform for information sharing among youth about climate smart agriculture practices.
The chapter will engage youth and other partners in related sectors through special training activities where young people will learn how to develop their teams and lead their own social projects that will address a region’s priorities.
CSAYN consists of volunteers based in 41 operational Sub-Saharan African countries but extends its operations to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, United States of America, Bangladesh, Canada, and Myanmar.