Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang, Climate Change Workshop for Young People

With more than 7 years of working on development issues in Cameroon and a Master’s Degree in Earth Sciences, Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang and his team are helping to equip a new generation of Cameroonian youth leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to tackle climate change in their schools and beyond.

In 2011, Ndzishepngong founded the Geo-Environmental Resource Association (GERAS), a now registered and very active environmental non-profit that aims to increase awareness on the need for environmental protection throughout the country.

In GERAS’ newest initiative, Ndzishepngong and his team are organizing youth-oriented, environmental, educational, outreach at primary schools in and around Kumba, Cameroon. Annual workshops will focus on teaching pupils about climate change and how to establish environmental clubs at their respective schools with a focus on School Environmental Management Plans (SEMP).

Over the course of the next 12 months, the GERAS team plan to reach out to more than 20 schools and train more than 200 pupils through their Young Climate Change Ambassador Program. In the coming years they hope to expand the program to reach even more schools across the country and upgrade the program by implementing renewable energy projects in these schools.

For more information, please visit GERAS’ website or follow the organization on Twitter or Facebook.

GRANT AWARD DATE: October 18, 2015