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Our Story

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.

Young People Caring for Our Common Home - CYNESA

Perspectives from the CYNESA DR Congo Volunteers; on the Occasion of the 4th Anniversary of Laudato Si’ and the 5th Anniversary of CYNESA

The International Conference on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the encyclical letter, Laudato Si’ and the 5th anniversary of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) brought together approximately 300 participants from different backgrounds, faiths, Countries, and was a major achievement for caring for the future of…

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5 Ways for Young People to Grow the Laudato Si’ Generation in Africa

One of the principal outcomes of the International Laudato Si’ Conference that was co-organized by the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa and three other Partners on July 15th-16th at the UN Office at Nairobi, was the establishment of the Laudato Si’ Generation of young people in Africa…

Poem ~ Standing with the People of the Amazon

We, the people of the world, Implore you keepers of the lungs of our common home, To forgive us all for abandoning you, For not fighting for you For not fighting with you Even when we did not fight against you

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Farmers in Masvingo – Zimbabwe Embrace Agro-ecology Techniques

Peasant farmers have embraced the agro-ecology methods ahead of the 2019/20 season with the promotion of small grains and traditional seed varieties as they foresee environmental conservation and food security for their communities.According to Caritas Masvingo Diocese Baseline Data, there is a remarkable improvement in the percentages as 70% of…

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Forum 2019 de l’UNESCO sur l’éducation au développement durable. Acquis et perspectives pour CYNESA DR Congo et son association partenaire AGED Congo

Il s’est ouvert ce mardi 2 juillet 2019 à Hanoi, le Forum 2019 de l’UNESCO sur l’éducation au développement durable. Le thème de cette conférence internationale est  « Apprendre et enseigner pour des sociétés pacifiques et durables : de la petite enfance à l’enseignement primaire et secondaire ». Organisé par l’UNESCO en…

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