The Youth Cafe works to advocate for better understanding and increased response to climate change vulnerabilities. This requires public awareness that can lead to demands effective policy actions and climate smart private investments , personal actions and cooperation across sectors, disciplines, institutions and engaging diverse audiences, particularly young people who form part of 60 percent of the continents population. We utilize effective climate actions that engage with data scientists, innovators, businesses, and different public groups.
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Africa is recognized as the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In Kenya, climate change is manifested mainly through drought and flooding. Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, contributing 26 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 percent of GDP indirectly through linkages with other sectors. Farming in Kenya is predominantly rain-fed, thus production is heavily influenced by seasonal variation as well as climate change and variability. Young people will continue to face these realities in the years and decades to come, and need to be prepared to both mitigate short-term risks and take steps toward long-term change.