The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) is the platform for all young Catholics in Africa, promoting responsible stewardship of the environment.
The network aims to achieve this through:
- Education and awareness creation – We are preparing a youth toolkit on climate change that draws from scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching.
- Networking and advocacy training – We seek to establish and build relationships with like-minded partners, and to train young Catholics in advocacy on environmental sustainability, and to link
different initiatives on the continent.
- Encouraging and supporting concrete action plans at the local level – We endeavor to encourage young people to act in their parishes, schools and within their youth movements by developing
appropriate sustainable practices to conserve resources.