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UNFPA partners with young game-changers to build climate resilience in Africa

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                                UNFPA believes in giving young people the tools and skills to become agents of change and lead innovative solutions.
                            
                            
                                                
                            
                                                            JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 21, 2022/APO Group/ --
                                                        
                            UNFPA is using youth as an engine of innovation to build resilience to climate change in Africa.



Out of more than a hundred innovative projects submitted by young Africans at UNFPA's Climate HackLab 2021, two innovative ideas for climate resilience were selected for seed funding and incubation to turn them into viable solutions.

The projects aim to improve access to health supplies for women and girls in remote areas through low-carbon mobile clinics, empowering women and improving livelihoods.

The two winners, Agripa Maposa from Tanzania and Agnes Kimweri from Zambia, will receive support for three to six months to launch their projects under the guidance of regional innovation incubator agency AfriLabs.

The HackLab attracted 111 innovative ideas from across East and Southern Africa.  Of these, 40 young leaders representing 11 project ideas participated in a two-week intensive course on design thinking, business development and leadership.  Nine of these ideas were presented to a panel of judges and two were selected for a four-month innovation incubation with UNFPA regional partner AfriLabs.

“UNFPA believes in giving young people the tools and skills to become agents of change and lead innovative solutions.  Our goal is to give the next generation the best possible chance of reaching that goal,” said Angela Baschieri, UNFPA Population Dynamics Policy Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa.
UNFPA partners with young game-changers to build climate resilience in Africa

UNFPA believes in giving young people the tools and skills to become agents of change and lead innovative solutions.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 21, 2022/APO Group/ —

UNFPA is using youth as an engine of innovation to build resilience to climate change in Africa.

Out of more than a hundred innovative projects submitted by young Africans at UNFPA‘s Climate HackLab 2021, two innovative ideas for climate resilience were selected for seed funding and incubation to turn them into viable solutions.

The projects aim to improve access to health supplies for women and girls in remote areas through low-carbon mobile clinics, empowering women and improving livelihoods.

The two winners, Agripa Maposa from Tanzania and Agnes Kimweri from Zambia, will receive support for three to six months to launch their projects under the guidance of regional innovation incubator agency AfriLabs.

The HackLab attracted 111 innovative ideas from across East and Southern Africa. Of these, 40 young leaders representing 11 project ideas participated in a two-week intensive course on design thinking, business development and leadership. Nine of these ideas were presented to a panel of judges and two were selected for a four-month innovation incubation with UNFPA regional partner AfriLabs.

UNFPA believes in giving young people the tools and skills to become agents of change and lead innovative solutions. Our goal is to give the next generation the best possible chance of reaching that goal,” said Angela Baschieri, UNFPA Population Dynamics Policy Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa.

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