Nairobi River Basin Youth Summit
The Nairobi River Basin and our climate need our help.
Sat 30 July
Location: Strathmore University; Microsoft Auditorium
The Nairobi River Basin Summit will focus on the importance of the Nairobi River Basin for our community & environment, the challenges it faces, and ways we can help. Join us!
Tanui Ruth is hosting the Nairobi River Basin Youth Summit. Tanui is a student at Strathmore University and is interested in making the world a better place.
Kevin Melly is a student at Strathmore University who is passionate about improving the environmental for present and future generations.
ALL TIMES IN EAT (UTC +3)
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM -Assemble at Strathmore University Sports Complex
9 AM to 11:30 AM – Clean-up
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM – Networking (Team-building activities)
12:40 PM to 2 PM -Lunch
2:10 PM to 3:20 PM – Speakers
3: 25 PM to 4 PM – Activities (Indoor Games, Qs, and As)
4 PM to 4:30 PM – Vote of thanks (Leave at your own pleasure)
About the Nairobi River Basin
The Nairobi River Basin (NRB) of Kenya comprises of 3 three rivers: Ngong-Motoine, Nairobi and Mathare. The rivers join east of Nairobi County, meet River Athi, and eventually flow to the Indian Ocean. The basin is home to more than 4 million people.
Challenges to the Nairobi River Basin that we will explore include plastic pollution, improper sanitation and drainage issues
About Planeteer Alliance Blue Climate Action Summit Series
Oceans and freshwater lakes play a crucial role in slowing and reversing the effects of climate change. As part of our work in accelerating known climate solutions, the Planeteer Alliance is excited to be supporting the Blue Climate Action Summit Series to support Planeteers around the world in taking Blue Climate Action — work to protect and restore our oceans and lakes to help their communities and our planet.
The Blue Climate Action Summit Series is being built in collaboration with the NALYS organizers based on the principles they have identified for authentically engaging young people in communities around the world:
- Uplifting young people’s voices and ideas
- Empowering young people to connect with, protect, preserve and restore their water systems.
- The importance of story and culture in creating connections
- The importance of indigenous wisdom in restoring our waterways
- The interconnectedness of problems facing our planet and the intersectional approach needed to solve them.
Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.