CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION PROGRAM (CRECP)
The Climate Resilience and Environmental Conservation Program is a major national program created under the innovative partnership of Food Security for Peace and Nutrition Africa, Impactnet Africa, Youth Envoy for Economic and Social Empowerment, and Youth for Better Kenya.
It is a platform, and portal that supports the youth in Kenya, and hopefully, the rest of Africa, to fight Climate change. Under this program, the youth of Kenya see it fit to have the national conversation about climate change intensified. The youth under this program innovate different unique solutions to respond to climate crises in the Republic of Kenya. Such innovation includes working with international governmental, non-governmental, or profit-based programs to help fight the climate crisis, with efforts focused on the youth effort.
What inspired the Birth of CRECP?
At the recent 7th Annual Devolution Conference that happened in Makueni County, it became clear that Kenyans have to put a lot of effort or step into the fight against climate change as its effects are ravaging parts of the country with relief help needed urgently to support regions like Northern Kenya.
In some parts of the country, unexpected and hard-to-predict heavy rainfalls are being experienced with flash floods. The In some parts like the North-Eastern regions, Kenya is experiencing droughts. Such examples are the reasons why Kenya ought to take the fight for climate change seriously. The youth have to organically develop the inherent interest to combat climate change and lead the national efforts to reduce the ravishing effects that we are seeing right now.
Basic Summary of major concerns
The lack of a resource mobilization and support framework and structure that specifically and constantly supports and deals with the youth in the fight against the climate crisis in Kenya and Africa. Yes, other stakeholders, for example, governments, have some way of incorporating climate change in their agenda, which never yields many results, hence the COP26’s resolve not to support governments as many resources are wasted in bureaucracy. But throughout the rest of Africa, there’s a huge gap in the constant support for and incorporation of youth and youthful innovation in the fight against climate change.
CRECP incorporates the existing technology and innovation, well-researched data, satellite monitored geographic resource mapping processes, previous climate change mitigation efforts, our proposed methods of knowledge and training, and financial resources, to build an easy-to-access portal, framework, and structure that will be easy to access by any member of society to initiate climate crisis mitigation efforts in their local areas.
This is primarily meant to support the youth in Kenya, and hopefully, the rest of Africa, to fight Climate change. Any youth that therefore feels the passion and the need to do something about climate change in their local area and has no idea or no way to start will approach CRECP to receive all the training, mentorship, support, and all kinds of resources to support their activities in their local areas. The direct benefit will be the youth, at first, and as their activities lead to a better environment and overall contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, it will lead to the well-being of everyone.
To incorporate the African youth and innovation in the fight against climate change.
To be a leading program and nonprofit program that plays a critical role in engaging the African youth, using the latter’s ingenuity and zeal, to develop innovative solutions to take care of the climate crisis.
- quip the youth with an environment caring conscience, and knowledge and skills to combat the climate crisis.
- part of the budget, to future conferences and technological startups that support mitigation efforts against climate change.
YOUTH EQUIPPING CYCLES
Impartation of Knowledge must involve all stakeholders. In order to achieve this, the discussion should be centered around equipping cycles that have been proposed by various experts within the United Nations and International Nonprofit programs dealing with this issue, with the solutions tailor-made to local needs, while still guaranteeing freedom to various approaches.
The knowledge given to the youth must come in two major cycles
- Early Childhood Education Cycle
- High School and College Education Cycle
Early childhood Education Cycle
Various approaches have been to determine what happens at this level, which includes Grade 1 through Grade 4, using Teacher-Centered, Media-Centered, Pupil-Centered, Project-Centered, and Montessori approaches. This implementation table, along with the PowerPoint, will be discussed in various breakout sessions in the afternoon during the conference.
High School and College Cycle
This stage is a bit advanced, with the curriculum developed involving 4 Modules that define the first year to the final year. Such include;
- Year /Module One: Basic Climate Change
- Year / Module Two: Social and Environmental Soundness
- Year / Module Three: Adaptation, Low Emission, and Land Use Planning
- Year / Module Four: Carbon Measurement, Conversion, and Monitoring
At CRECP, we jointly recognize and appreciate that it’s the youth and children that can easily adopt these mitigative solutions and drive other sections of the local population towards full implantation of the strategies we come up with. Our target populations include the following
- Stage 1- Children between 4 and 17 years
- Stage 2 – Youth of 18 to 40 years.
Areas, where these populations are found majorly, include
- Stage 1 – Early Childhood Development (ECD), Primary and High Schools
- Stage 2 – Colleges and Universities