Delegation of the European Union to Tanzania

How the European Green Deal impacts Youth in Kenya

08/06/2021 - 16:42
Conference/seminar

The Youth Forum is discussing the potential of Kenyan youth entrepreneurs in Green Business. The format is developed and owned by the youth, including a peer exchange and a panel discussion with the European Union and experts from the public, private and finance sectors. The Youth Forum will also be the starting point to develop creative ideas, based on the Team Europe’s agenda #Stronger Together. The Forum will take place 15 June 2021 from 10 - 11.30 am on Zoom.

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.  

15/06/2021

Online
115 Waiyaki Way
Westlands
00100 Nairobi
Kenya

Delegation of the European Union to Kenya

Email: delegation-kenya-press@eeas.europa.eu

 

Kenya Climate Innovation Centre

Email: solomon.irungu@kcicconsulting.com

Tel: +254725961921