Apply for the TunzAfrika Conference by UNEP-ROA, Lome, September, 2013.

[Lome, August 19, 2013] – The United Nations Environmental Programme Regional Office for Africa (UNEP-ROA) would be organizing the 4th Africa Youth Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development ‘TUNZAFRIKA 2013’ in collaboration with Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE). The event is schedule to hold at the GHIS Palace, Lome, Togo in September with the Theme: Charting a Sustainable and Sustainable and Eco-Responsible Africa: Harnessing African Youth’s Contribution.

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The event is as a result of UNEP’s commitment to engage young people on environmental issues and the Governing Council extension of the Tunza program for the next 5 years. This inspired the formation of TUNZAFRIKA in Nairobi which all African youth leaders endorsed. The conference is expected to provide innovative mechanisms, bring a difference in the way regional youth conferences have been conducted so far. Special attention will be paid to ownership (speakers/trainers will be essentially young experts), durability (delegates will be drawn from active organizations), and also relevance (funding will be sought for youth projects) said Hamzat Lawal, Communications Officer, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change and would be handling Communications during the TUNZAFRIKA conference.

To apply for the conference, visit http://www.unep.org/TunzAfrika/ and fill the online form appropriately. Please note that you must be between 18 and 35 years and must be nominated by your organization, network or group.

For more information, please contact:

Angele Luh, UNEP ROA, Angele.Luh@unep.org, +251 911 67 68 53

Hamzat Lawal, Communications Committee, hamzy@ayicc.net, +2348068699956

Audrey FETOR, Organising Committee, audyfet@yahoo.fr, +228-22200112

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