First Training Component on Action for Regional Climate Help (ARCH) in Sudan and Egypt

Thirty young participants representing youth-led organizations took part in training component one of the ARCH project in Sudan and Egypt, respectively. This training component focused on understanding the system: climate change, climate governance, climate policy, and institutional dynamics.

We successfully completed the first training component of the Action for Regional Climate Help (ARCH) project in Sudan and Egypt, with 30 selected young participants from youth-led organisations from each country. They had the opportunity to get to know each other, express their hopes for the project, and deepen their understanding of climate advocacy and climate action. After a long process of mapping, recruitment, and selection with our partner organisation, SECS and YLE, we successfully recruited 30 young people associated with a youth-led organisation in Sudan and Egypt respectively during the first ARCH working package. These participants were invited to a five-day workshop in November (Sudan) and January (Egypt), where our partner organisations SECS and YLE, local experts, and CRISP members launched the ARCH project's first training component. As a result, participants were able to interact with other like-minded young people working on social and ecological issues, develop a wider network, be part of a larger climate work process, and influence the ARCH process in the years ahead. All participants were very keen to be part of this training and the journey ahead. Participants in the following training component will be assigned to one of two tracks and will be involved in self-organized applied climate actions as well as bottom-up climate policy recommendation and co-creation.