David Livingstone Birthplace

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.

Watch the Film Recorded at DLB on 30th 2021

COP 26 From a Youth Perspective Webinar – Thursday 16th December 2021

See https://twitter.com/i/status/1471042350667509761

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.

Please also see our other Projects information.


We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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