Aims of the "African Climate Teach-In Day"
The aims of the "African Climate Teach-In Day" are:
- to disseminate scientific information on climate change in Africa, a way that allow is to be broadly understood, including elements related to its environmental, social, economic and policy aspects to schools and universities around the world;
- to raise awareness among secondary and university students on the complexity of matters related to climate change in Africa and the need for personal engagement and action;
- to provide an opportunity to introduce projects and other initiatives being undertaken at the international but also at the regional and local level by schools, universities, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders from across the African continent;
- to discuss the problems, barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to climate change in Africa, both at the local and at the regional level.
Last but not least, the "African Climate Teach-In Day" is meant to encourage more networking and information exchange among participants and hopefully catalyse cooperation initiatives and possibly new projects.
Moreover, the African Climate Teach-In Day will pay special emphasis to research linking climate change with one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals' categories: to end poverty, to promote good health and well-being, to provide quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, climate action as well as protecting the planet (i.e., Life below water and Life on Land); and as well as environmental sustainability.