Eric Mwangi is the Climate Change Blogger and Opinion Writer with the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD), where I frequently write on climate change issues. I am also an Eco-Blogger with What’s Your Impact (WYI), an environmental awareness group based in Canada whose main goal is to inform people around the world about global warming and what they can do about it as individuals. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management of Egerton University and several Certificates in climate change including Climate Change – Climate Science from The University of Venice in Italy, Introductory Curriculum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Conserving and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+) from the Nature Conservancy in the US, Cities and Climate Change Leadership and Low Emissions Development both from the World Bank Institute, Climate Change from a Local Perspective: Assessing Alternative Climate Change Actions from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Climate Change – Knowledge Management and Computer Learning Systems from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania. Presently, my main areas of expertise include capacity building, mentoring and training; research; strategy development and implementation; policy design, appraisal, impact assessment; governance and decision making; vulnerability and risk assessment; stakeholder engagement; communications and knowledge sharing; writing and editing for non-specialist audiences; identifying recommended knowledge resources, online content creation (blogging, tagging, writing for the web) and photo research.
The NAYD Climate Change blog serves as the premier climate change information hub for African youths interested and passionate in youth-led sustainable development in Africa. It serves to uplift youth understanding of climate change through promotion of climate change education, advocacy for policy influence and change targeting decision makers at local, national and regional levels; influencing global dimension of climate change issues and to share experiences as to how climate is affecting African youths as well as promoting active citizenship to help youth become community change agents towards safe guarding and restoration of the environment. Most importantly given the highly technical nature of most climate change content, the blog serves to bridge the gap between scientific awareness and public understanding.