In 2017 the City of Tshwane piloted a programme called the Tshwane Community Eco Warriors Network, which targeted youth-based environmental projects in different regions and townships in the city. The programme was designed to acknowledge, capacitate and support environmental initiatives started and led by young people.
The objectives of this programme include the following:
- Assisting environmental youth projects with profiling
- Capacitating the groups to conduct environmental analysis and identify environmental challenges in their respective neighbourhoods
- Assisting the groups with identifying potential funders
- Promoting environmental advocacy
- Creating networking platforms
- Offering relevant capacity-building programmes
- Encouraging the participation of young people in green jobs
- Developing targets and evaluating achievements
The Environment and Agriculture Management Department is compiling a database of all youth-based environmental projects for inclusion in the Community Eco Warriors Network programme and for further showcasing the good work that young people are involved with to save the environment.
If you or your group are interested in participating in the network, please send your information to Ms Amulet Thobane by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 012 358 8705.