Connect4Climate (C4C) is a campaign, a competition, and a community that cares about climate change. The goal of C4C is to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world, with an initial focus on Africa. With the help of our broad coalition of partners, both big and small, we are kickstarting an interactive dialogue on climate change issues amongst African youth and global social media users. With roughly 70% of Africa’s total population under 30, the Connect4Climate campaign will tap the rich potential of African’s youth as powerful agents of social change.
The Competition: To launch the campaign, Connect4Climate is running a photo and video competition on climate change focused on African youth. If you are between the ages of 13 to 30, please send us your photos or videos (60 seconds or less) that tell a climate change story or present a cool idea for solutions related to one of these six categories:
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Eligibility: Young people from around the world with a focus on African youth- ages 13-17, 18-24, and 25-30
Prizes: Over 60 prizes will be awarded, including cameras, mobile phones, computer tablets and solar backpacks. Winning entries will be exhibited at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa, this December. World leaders and prominent climate change thinkers will get a chance to look, listen, and learn about these climate stories generated by African youth from around the continent.
The Community: with an ever-growing list of knowledge partners, Connect4Climate aims to act as a convener of all parties with an interest in raising awareness about climate change issues and participating in an interactive, global dialogue on climate change. Our partners include international organizations, social media networks, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, civil society, private sector, public sector, and youth organizations.
Want to become a partner? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org