Inspired by St. Pope John Paul II’s 1990 message for World Day of Peace, in which he called for the need to upscale ecological awareness and to find fitting expression in concrete programs and initiatives, young Catholics from Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and South Africa, drawn from and representing university chaplaincies and parish groups, joined up to respond to this invitation, and to set up the Africa-wide Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) in January 2012. CYNESA is - the platform for all young Catholics in Africa, promoting responsible stewardship of the environment!
Education and Awareness Creation
CYNESA is preparing a youth toolkit on climate change that draws from scripture, Ignatian Spirituality, scientific research and Catholic social teaching.
Networking and Advocacy Training
We seek to establish and build relationships with like-minded partners, train young Catholics in advocacy on environmental sustainability, and link different initiatives on the continent.
Encouraging and Supporting Local Action Plans
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.
Open-Ended Working Group-4 on the Post-2020 GBF
The Fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework took place from 21st to 26th June 2022. The meeting was convened to prepare for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The negotiating process sought to culminate the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework by the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)…
Inger Andersen (Executive Director, UNEP): “Bring Ecology into the Houses of Worship and Houses of Worship Into UNEA”
The delegation of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) at the resumed session of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) took part in a dialogue with the Executive Director for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Mrs. Inger Andersen
What is Antimicrobial Resistance?
According to the Africa Union Center for Disease Control (AUCDC), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when antimicrobials undergo genetic changes. Most microorganisms have used their survival mechanisms ( genetic changes) to resist the effect of Antimicrobials. The misuse, abuse and overuse of Antimicrobials in human health and animal health has led to resistance, which in turn spills over into the environment and
World Antimicrobial Resistance Week (WAAW)
The World Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Week (WAAW) is set to take place, November 18th to 24th 2020. So what is Antimicrobial Resistance, and why should we be concerned about it, especially in a time that the world is dealing with a pandemic?
The Catholic Social Teaching, Bridging the Gap Between the Teaching and Practice: Our Response to The Environment
There is a saying in Latin which goes thus: “verbum docet, exampla trahunt” (word teaches, examples draw). In our contemporary era, unlike any other eras in the history of mankind, the cry of the environment resounds loudly than ever. The environment laments of