2020 Resilient 40 event for young change makers – Ethiopia

Application Deadline: November 30th 2019

Are you aged 18 – 35? Do you want to join this network of change makers, to advance climate resilience in Africa and the United Kingdom? The Resilient 40 is looking for new members and applications are open for the next Resilient 40 event in Ethiopia in January 2020!

As governments across Africa gathered for the UN-led Africa Climate Week in Ghana, simultaneously, 40 young African change makers from 11 countries across the continent came together in South Africa with their counterparts from the United Kingdom. The aim of the roundtable dialogue was to provide a platform for the emerging generation of leaders to discuss how individuals, societies, and governments can become more resilient in their responses to climate change.

Increasing the connections between the UK and Africa on climate is of enormous mutual benefit and this conference built on the existing partnerships and stimulated new ones. This renewed and modern UK-African partnership in turn can strengthen the case for international action.

Calling themselves the #Resilient40, this next generation of leaders created a platform to build momentum to face this threat and to improve climate resilience across Africa. They discussed how the climate crisis is already affecting them and their societies, and developed ideas for solutions to increase resilience to face the threats ahead, sharing expertise across the continent. Each individual committed to taking their own actions to build resilience to climate change, equipped by the conference with knowledge, insights, and tools to allow them to mobilise their communities to increase resilience to climate change.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Resilient 40 event


  1. I must commend your drive to make the world a better place, to this end working together and keeping close to one another in this field is indeed a right step to the direction. My passion to work towards the upliftment of many vulnerable people in my country is not in doubt. I have economically strenghting the lives of over 80 vulnerable individuals, widows, orphans etc . I want to use this opportunity to let you know that am interested in proposals that would help bring a great impact in the lives of vulnerable persons in my country Nigeria.

  2. My name is Sindisiwe Sibeko, 29 years from South Africa.
    I’ve worked as a Community Development Worker (CDW) for 7 years and I possess a Community development worker( local economic development) certificate and currently persuing a BA in Community development degree with the university of South Africa.
    I am very passionate about issues involving youth, women and climate change.
    I’m a very good public speaker and my wish is to travel and adress issues of women such as patriarchy, Gender based violence as well as issues of child abuse,female genetical mutation, child marriages, etc.
    Please send me opportunities that I may apply for that can help me achieve my dream of travelling around and adress these issues.


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