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NGO OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016 - Jeunesse Unie pour le Progrès et le Développement (JUPD NGO), Benin
Jeunesse Unie pour le Progrès et le Développement (JUPD NGO) is a youth-led organization that is based in Benin and aims at protecting and conserving the environment through sustainable development. JUPD NGO focuses on such priority areas as climate change, renewable energy, integrated water resources management and youth employment.
JUPD NGO values the contribution of youth as active members of the society. It envisions a community where youth are fully involved in sustainable development activities. To achieve this mission, JUPD NGO seeks to empower youth in Benin in such a way that they can build environmentally sustainable conditions for themselves and future generations. To participate actively in development activities, youth in Benin need to have the rights skills; JUPD NGO steps in to build the capacity of these young people.
To actualize the vision it has for youth in Benin, JUPD NGO runs the following projects in the community that include environmental education in schools, public awareness on climate change, tree planting and capacity building training for youth on the Climate Negotiations process.
Specifically, the following among many others are the projects that JUPD NGO has successfully initiated and oversees:
1. Oversees the #NAYDSDGs Initiative in Benin and advocates for the implementation of the SDGs in rural communities in Benin as well as being a member of the Benin Habitat 3rd Working Group for children and youth.
2. Youth Climate Talkers, a youth-led project which aims to bridge the gap between the Climate Negotiations and the public by familiarizing youth with the language and the major issues under discussion during the negotiations.
3. Involving artists to raise awareness for the need to adopt indigenous solutions by the community in Abomey-Calavi Municipality which is adversely affected by climate change
4. Safe and sustainable sources of drinking water, the scarcity of safe drinking water leads to physical burden, mental distress and economic strain to women and girls who have to carry water for long distances under strenuous conditions.
JUPD NGO has been active in the community and as a highlight of this work; it organized training in 5 schools on human rights and sustainable development as part of COP21 (June 20-July 20 2015) as well as holding consultations, that were attended by more than 500 young people, to identify the priorities for children and youth in relation to sustainable urban development.
In the course of all these amazing work in the community, JUPD NGO encounters major financial challenges and welcomes any individuals or organizations that would like to partner in their development work in Benin.
Want to become NGO of the month and get great publicity? -
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an organisation summary,
a logo and a couple of photos
African Youth Charter states:
The African Union Commission shall ensure that States Parties respect the commitments made and fulfil the duties outlined in the present Charter by facilitating exchange and co-operation between youth organisations across national borders in order to develop regional youth solidarity, political consciousness and democratic participation in collaboration with development partners.
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SDG baseline index per country can be viewedhereThis gives the starting point for each goal in your country.
Proposed workshop for members of the #NAYDSDGs initiative planned around African Youth Day November 1st. We have most African countries represented but if you are interested in joining this initiative, especially if you live in Algeria, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya, Madagascar and Namibia, please send an email to email@example.com along with a summary of your rural community development experience.
Pilot study to assess the progress of Uganda towards achieving sustainable development goals 3 and 8 on specific youth targets.
Written summary of the below Hangout and supplementary information provided by the Cameroon team and Francis Maberi can be seenhere
The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed by World Leader to a great fanfare in New York last September but what are the realities in implementing them in rural communities in Africa? The #NAYDSDGs team from Cameroon tell us the challenges they face and how a strong network might help tackle these challenges in a live hangout Tue March 1st at 15.00GMT.
NAYD is currently developing SDG focussed teams to achieve the mission of 'empowering African rural communities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals through youth-led co-ordinated and collaborative information, implementation, monitoring, lobbying and advocacy campaigns.' We are still looking for team leaders for Angola, Chad, Mauritania and South Sudan. If you are interested to represent any of these countries please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a voluntary position.
New Year Message
#SDGs Implementation - NAYD has the following questions to ask each African nation and its governments.
Will you develop a clear strategy on how the #SDGs will be implemented?
Will the process be inclusive and participatory?
Will future spending reviews ensure a coherent cross-department #SDGs delivery?
Will a Government Minister be appointed for day-to-day responsibility of the #SDGs?
Will you allow and support progress to be independently reviewed by academia, business and civil society?
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'Hello Paul, Greetings from Bamenda. I want to thank you for the publicity given to
HOFNA Cameroon by making it NGO for month of May for NAYD. I also want to share my
joy in respect to the fact that I am one of the 12 recipients of the PresIdent Obama's
Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. I am one of the 12 that were selected
from over 2000 applications back here in Cameroon. Kindly check the details at the official
Press release of the U.S Embassy here in Cameroon.
NAYD is an example of a Youth Global Initiative that cherishes volunteerism as
a pillar to African Youth Engagement. The youths are the salt of the world;
they are the gate keepers of our society and a pillar to our societal development.
African youths let us cheer up and engage ourselves in self empowerment programs.'Kaudo Vincent-NAYD Kenya