African youth are caravanning to Durban for climate justice!

Dar es Salaam is about to rock with a climate concert put on by 160 youth in the hot and humid capital of Tanzania!  These youth are part of the caravan heading to Durban for COP 17 – with the message of “We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice”.

They come from many different countries in Africa and have been joined by youth from the EU. On Monday, their convoy of buses left Nairobi, Kenya to travel through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana to South Africa and Durban to coincide with the upcoming climate summit. Along the way, they’ll be camping overnight in different locations and spreading awareness with the locals they meet.

They’ll also be hosting more concerts in the big cities they pass through, and they particularly want to sensitize other youth to the impacts from climate chaos and the need for youth to bring their voices to their leaders to ensure a just and sustainable future.

One of these intrepid youth is Winnie Asiti, a long-time organiser with 350.org, who is also part of our Sauti campaign. Click here to read more of Winnie’s own story, and we’ll keep you posted as she sends us news from the caravan!

The We Have Faith campaign is calling on the leaders attending COP 17 to treat the Earth with respect, resist disorder and live in peace with each other, including embracing a legally binding climate treaty.

You can find out more on the campaign and follow the progress of the caravan here: http://www.wehavefaithactnow.org

 

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