The pressing needs to find innovative solutions to climate change challenges are discussed very lively within youth globally and in Kenya. Many of the solutions we need for carbon reductions to get to net zero will come from technologies and innovations that are still in development or need to be invented. In the Global Dimension of the European Green Deal the EU provides a strategic framework for a green transition that also leads to concrete action for youth entrepreneurs in Kenya.
The Youth Forum aims at showcasing this action through innovative examples that Team Europe and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) have already developed with young entrepreneurs. One of them is the award winning Tracy Kimathi from Tree_Sea mals Ltd, an eco-based organisation that develops solar powered cooling systems for pastoralists in Northern Kenya. Tracy and three other young entrepreneurs and advocacy experts will tell their stories – aiming at stimulating possible scenarios that could emerge for future youth business and employment in green growth.
Working together with young entrepreneurs to generate new ideas, new green employment and to efficiently find solutions is also key in the Team Europe approach. The Youth Forum provides a mixture of live talks, interactive demonstrations, panel discussions and networking. Together with the youth, experts from the European Union, the public, private and financing sectors will discuss what could be the best approaches to managing a green transition, and how the Kenya labour market could re-invent itself by supporting youth-led ideas, innovations and impactful business.