Empowering Young Citizens of the Caribbean...
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) is an amazing community of young people; working together to safeguard the environment and promote sustainable development for generations to come.
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) is a non-profit network organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Caribbean young people by facilitating their personal development and full involvement in all matters pertaining to the environment and sustainable development.
AREAS OF CAUSES
CYEN priorities issues that young people living in the Caribbean region
have to tackle on a daily basis; all in the context of Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly; as a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" by 2030
In the Caribbean, youth unemployment levels are amongst the highest in the world, with almost 2/3 of those under-employed being 25 – 44 yrs old
Education and Training
Education is critical to eradicating poverty and fostering growth. However youth development and our education system in the region are out of sync
Climate Change and SIDS
Caribbean – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to impacts such as erosion, coral bleaching and rising seas levels
Participation and Advocacy
Facing tomorrow’s consequences from the decisions being made today, youth must be involved and their voices heard on policy matters
The Caribbean community must plan and develop systems to quickly respond, rebound and recover after devastating weather or hazards
Water Resources Management
This crucial resource is not only important for sustaining life; but also the economic and social development of our, over 40+ million people
Health and Wellness
Our region has some of the highest death rates for non-communicable diseases. We must protect and improve the quality of life for our people
The Caribbean is a biodiversity hotspot. We have a thousands of flora and fauna species that we must value and protect for future generations
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The Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Barbados will be hosting a 5K Climate justice walk/run entitled “Walk Fuh Yuh Future” which…
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network in partnership with the Department of Youth Services is hosting a project on Climate Justice…
WHAT WE DO
PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) is conducting a Pre-ClimaKon Survey as part of our Caribbean Youth for Climate Action Convention entitled “CLIMAKON.”
ClimaKon will provide the opportunity for youth within the Caribbean to gather under the banner of “Climate Action”. This event also seeks to get youth across the Caribbean to speak and give their views more freely on Climate Change and its related issues.
The purpose of this survey is to gain the knowledge of Barbadian youth on Climate Change and its related areas. All collected information will be used to inform and steer discussions at the upcoming CLIMAKON Youth Convention. By completing this survey, you will be given an opportunity to win a grand prize after the survey period has closed.
*This Survey is only open to Residents, Students (minimum of 1 year in the country) and Citizens of Barbados (Ages 15 – 30)
WHO WE ARE
Across the Caribbean region our youth volunteers take pride in personal development, while devoting time to advocate for positive change