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Solution Leadership Training: Deepening Conversation on Climate Change

In a bid to deepen the conversation on climate change, International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) empowers youth to build response through the climate solution leadership training (CSLT) in six states of Nigeria with support from the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) that offers numerous benefits to the youth.

Led by Olumide Idowu, the executive director of ICCDI has put in place support platforms where the beneficiaries of Climate Solution Leadership Training (CSLT) will continue to have access to global opportunities; be empowered to become effective agents of change in the face of climate change. It equips them with the knowledge, skills, networks, and confidence to contribute meaningfully to climate solutions and create a more sustainable future.

Knowledge and Awareness: The training equips youth with comprehensive knowledge about climate change, its causes, impacts, and potential solutions. It raises awareness about the urgency and importance of taking action to address climate change, empowering youth to become informed and engaged global citizens.

Leadership Skills: Climate Solution Leadership Training helps develop leadership skills among youth. It cultivates their ability to inspire and motivate others, communicate effectively, collaborate in diverse teams, and take initiative to drive climate solutions. These leadership skills can be applied not only in addressing climate change but also in various other aspects of their personal and professional lives.

Problem-Solving and Innovation: Youth participating in Climate Solution Leadership Training are encouraged to think critically and creatively to solve complex climate-related challenges. They learn to identify innovative and sustainable solutions, apply systems thinking, and develop practical strategies for addressing climate issues at local, regional, and global levels.

Network and Collaboration: The training provides opportunities for youth to connect with like-minded individuals, forming a network of young climate leaders. This network fosters collaboration, knowledge sharing, and support, enabling them to amplify their impact collectively and work towards shared goals.

Empowerment and Agency: Climate Solution Leadership Training empowers youth by instilling a sense of agency and belief in their ability to make a difference. It encourages them to actively participate in decision-making processes, engage with policymakers, and advocate for climate action in their communities and beyond.

Career Opportunities: The training equips youth with skills and knowledge that are increasingly in demand in sectors related to sustainability, renewable energy, climate policy, and environmental conservation.

It enhances their employability and opens doors to diverse career opportunities in the rapidly growing green economy.

Personal Growth and Resilience: Climate Solution Leadership Training fosters personal growth and resilience among youth. It encourages them to step out of their comfort zones, overcome challenges, embrace uncertainty, and develop a positive mindset to navigate complex environmental issues.


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Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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