Climate change theme of national contest for climate advocates | Tunisia News Gazette

Climate change theme of national contest for climate advocates

Fifteen young Tunisians, pupils, students and new graduates of higher education, participated, on Monday, in the 3rd edition of the national advocacy competition, on the theme “Let’s talk climate: climate change, between environment and socio-economic”, organised in Tunis, at the initiative of the Alternative Youth Network Tunisia (RAJ), in collaboration with the Heinrich Boll Stifung Foundation.

The objective is to contribute to the general awareness of Tunisians about the extent of the consequences of climate change, while involving young people in this effort, by launching a debate on topics related to environment, including gender and climate change, migration and climate change, and poverty and climate change.

15 candidates, divided into three groups, presented small addresses, of 3 minutes for each, in order to expose the misdeeds and the negative repercussions of the climatic changes on the socio-economic conditions in Tunisia and in the world, while putting the focus on three of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including poverty reduction la reduction de la pauvrete (SDG1, gender equality (SDG2) and the fight against climate change (SDG3).

Khouloud Telili, president of “RAJ Tunisia”, said in a statement to TAP, that the specificity of the association is to address topics of current events related to environment as part of an socioeconomic approach.

“Created in 2014, the association RAJ Tunisia, brings together 20 members and twenty volunteers, whose average age is 25. Its goal is to involve young people in the public cause, including social affairs, and environment, and to give them the opportunity to initiate change, “she said.

She added that RAJ operates on several projects, including a new project called “Goulelhom” which consists of the establishment of an electronic platform, which will allow to receive complaints from citizens and make sure to submit them to municipalities and concerned public services. Currently, the project is operational in 8 localities of the governorate of Tunis, pending its generalisation to cover all the Tunisian territory.

At the end of this action, a 4-member jury, including two lawyers, an academic and an engineer, announced the best candidates of the three groups, who will receive a symbolic prize.

Source: TAP News Agency

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