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Key Partners in the Climate Action Programme for Schools and Youth

CAPSAY Climate Action Programme for Schools and Youth



CAPSAY is about shared learning and action for children and youth plus their families and other community members CAPSAY works with pupils, teachers, students and out-of school youth, enabling them to become catalysts of change...‘Changemakers’ in their communities

CAPSAY projects focus on raising awareness through practical action, to increase resilience to disasters adapt to climate change an improve sustainable development

Kajiado, Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika Nakuru, Embu, Nanyuki, Matuu, Kisumu, Gilgil, Narok, Koibatek, Kakamega, Meru Tharaka, Karima Garrissa,Kitui, Machakos, Kathyani, Nakuru North Kericho, Kwale Naivasha, Kilifi

Shared learning and action for children youth and communities

Working with schools, youth and communities to adapt to climate change and reduce the risk of disaster The Climate Action Teams (CATs) project works with youth to stimulate greater awareness and more action on climate change for local communities The Kenya Climate Challenge project (KCCP) supports childcentred learning and action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for primary and secondary schools The Fuels for Schools (F4S) project develops new ways of working with alternative fuels at school, youth and community levels

For more information, please contact: Climate Action Programme for Schools and Youth 80 Muthithi Road, Westlands P.O. Box 11349 -00100 Nairobi Email:, Graphic design: Nelson O. Opany and CAPSAY ICT Team Photos by CAPSAY Staff

Young Changemaker Initiatives Inspiring Action: Learning for Change

Climate Action Teams Project

Environmental committees Sec . school

Youth groups



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Womens’ groups


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Faith groups

Social committees

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Ministerial offices

Sectoral groups

Kenya Climate Challenge Project (KCCP) KCCP works at the local level, connecting lower secondary to upper primary schools, adding the important element of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation which is rights-based and child-centred, thus adults are involved and can lead and advise, but essential ideas and direction come from the participating children. The team of 25 students and 2 teachers from each secondary and the nearby 3 ‘feeder’ primary schools work together on an intensive, participatory ‘shared learning and action’ programme. The critical focus is to explore the risk of hazards or disasters occurring in the locality and to guide the children involved to identify how they are affected and ways in which they can act to build their own capacity and assist in offsetting those risks.

ABOUT US: The Climate Action Teams are youth groups geared towards creating awareness and promoting action on climate change adaptation and mitigation OUR OBJECTIVE Empowering youth to achieve environmental sustainability with a direct impact on poverty reduction OUR PRIORITIES 1. Sustainable profit-generating green business micro enterprises 2. Community outreach to groups and individuals to create awareness and promote action 3. Influence on local decision making and impact on policy OUR AIM To tackle two of the world’s most pressing challenges: youth unemployment and helping communities to limit and adapt to climate change WHAT WE DO Increase the adaptive capacity of young people (male and female) to respond to local environmental concerns and the impacts of climate change

Developing youthful solutions to the impacts of climate change

Fuels 4 Schools Project

ABOUT US The idea for the Fuels 4 Schools project came from the Young changemakers Workshop, held at Elsamere Conservation Center in August 2010. The Rotary International, UK sponsored project runs in KCCP schools and CATs project groups; where briquette making machines are being provided for the young people to boost their production of fuel briquettes. OUR OBJECTIVE: Promote use of alternative green energy with the view of enhancing climate change mitigation and adaptation OUR AIM To empower young people and communities utilize alternative greener sources of energy towards sustainable development

It links one secondary to three primary schools in 25 locations including 8 ASAL areas KCCP focuses on Climate Change Adaptation and Child C e n t e re d D i s a s t e r R i s k Reduction for school and community.

Working with schools o n c h i l d - c e n t e re d Disaster Risk Reduction

OUR PRIORITIES 1. Promote adaptation of alternative energy by communities 2. Awareness creation and promotion of climate action 3. Income generation WHAT WE DO Distribute fuel briquette making machines and support schools, young people and communities to respond to local energy challenges and the impacts of climate change

Alternative answers to the use of wood and fossil fuels

Brochure for the Climate Action Programme for Schools and Youth  
Brochure for the Climate Action Programme for Schools and Youth