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Our City - 2030

World-Wide Fund for Nature - WWF and Plan International, have partnered with the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association, to host the Our City 2030 Regional Stakeholders meeting in Nairobi, Kenya between October 2 -4, 2019.

Under “Our Cities 2030: Youth Visions and Solutions” project, the meeting will focus on the ultimate goal - to deliver the sustainable development goals with a special focus on climate change, reducing inequalities and ensuring, peace, justice and strong institutions.

The project is engaging schools, teachers, youth and city planners to fast-track implementation of the Paris Agreement whereby countries committed to put measures in place to achieve a reduction in the rise in global temperatures not to exceed 1.5 degrees celsius. In order to ensure cities become climate-smart, resilient and sustainable youth must be involved. Their contribution cannot be ignored.

The meeting will create a platform where city officials, youth leaders, young policymakers and project teams from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, the Philippines, South Africa and Sweden, learn about the challenges their cities face within their contexts and the progress that the cities are making towards implementing the 1.5 degrees Celsius trajectory in line with the Paris Agreement.

The project is being piloted in four cities: Kampala (Uganda), Lusaka (Zambia), Nyamata (Rwanda) and Quezon (the Philippines). Young leaders from different cities and municipalities in Kenya will participate in the meeting to learn how to work towards promoting sustainable cities and towns in their settings.