By Jean Paul Brice Affana
1) To get to know each other better to stand stronger and united in Doha. This also includes a better awareness and mutual understanding of different views of young people from different countries.
3) To define a common strategy for youth participation in Doha, where the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP18) will take place this year.
October weekend training:
On Friday afternoon the agenda will be introduced and the participants will express their hopes and fears, potential contributions and expectations followed by a 'climate speed date' where everyone can interact with each other. Next, a 3 hour session on climate will be given by an expert. After that there will be a short briefing on the simulation of the climate negotiations that will take place on Saturday morning.
Please note that my own organization, Actions Vitales pour le Développement durable (AVD), which is a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) admitted as observer to the UNFCCC process is providing young people interested to participate in the COP18 with accreditation for one or the two weeks negotiations. If you are looking for accreditation (as citizen from any country in the world) please fill in this form by the 1st October at midnight GMT: http://www.surveymonkey.