Young People Feature Predominantly at the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the AMCEN

By David N. Munene Yesterday, in Durban, South Africa, the Ministers of Environment and other delegates including those from the African Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) participated in the high-level ministerial segment of the Seventeenth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). In the meeting where incessant reference to the youth and […]


One of the most important outcomes of the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg, was the adoption of the first ever resolution on youth and conservation. Sponsored by the United States and South Africa, the document presented to the parties for adoption, acknowledged the need for engaging young people in decision making processes on wildlife conservation […]

CYNESA David Munene With Achim Steiner At UNEA2

The Programs Manager for the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), David Ngigi Munene, engaged the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) who doubles as the UN Undersecretary, Mr. Achim Steiner, 101. The 101 encounter with Mr. Steiner happened during the close of the 15th Global Major Groups and […]

OECPR 2016

I witnessed an exciting and busy week in Nairobi from 15th – 19th February. History was being written at the United Nations complex in Gigiri; the headquarters of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the world’s highest decision making body on environment. That week saw more than 400 senior government officials from the member states, gather […]