RSPB & COP26
We partnered with RSPB on their Giving Nature a Home Glasgow project working with a group of young people to design, develop and deliver a series of events themed around the climate and nature crises in the lead up to COP26.
The project aimed to amplify the voices of young people and platform their views and opinions before world leaders gathered in Glasgow for the UNFCCC COP26.
The young people included people aged 12-25 from all over Scotland as well as local young people from Blantyre based Youth Group Hyper Cyber as well as international participants from the Climate Leaders group based in Malawi as part of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.
Youth COP Gathering Event 30th October 2021
In the final days before world leaders gathered in Glasgow for the UNFCCC COP26, we invited young people to the museum for a day of activities addressing the climate and biodiversity crises. This included habitat maintenance and wild Flower planting on the DLB site as well as Climate Zine making workshops.
COP 26 From a Youth Perspective Webinar – Thursday 16th December 2021
A panel of young people were invited to attend COP 26, including Young Climate Champions Dorothy and Brenda:
Dorothy Kazombo Mwale is a 22-year-old environmentalist and climate justice advocate who studied a diploma in Environmental Management at Natural Resource College and is currently studying a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at Amity University. She is working with Malawi-Scotland Partnership as an intern and is also the Public Relations Assistant for Green Girls Platform. Dorothy loves to do volunteer work especially around environment and sustainable development.
Brenda Mwale is a Founder of Glow Foods that focuses on growing horticultural crops by both irrigation and rain fed and also providing food processing consulting. This is providing job opportunities to locals and at the same time promoting climate smart agriculture in the face of climate change. She is the Youth Ambassador for Malawi-Scotland Partnership which has given her platform to reach out to many young people with the Climate Change advocacy message. Brenda believes that Women and youth empowerment is a catalyst towards climate action acceleration.