DDMBA and its partners gathered 20 emerging African youth ecologists from November 8 to 13, 2016 for the “Inner Dimensions of Climate Change”, in Marrakech, Morocco. The event coincided with the United Nations COP-22 global climate change meeting.
The 5-day program comprised two days of focused dialogue on the regional and local responses to climate action and mitigation in the African regions. Thematic discussions examined the future of water in Africa, the impact of pollution, as well as small scale and regenerative agriculture and the importance of integrating indigenous knowledge into development. After identifying external challenges, the conversation turned inward to examine what is needed to deepen our relationship with the Earth. Participants also attended the civil society zone of the official climate summit and took a day trip through a Berber village and the forest in the Ourika Valley of the Atlas Mountains.
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