The Training of Trainers for Youth on Adaptation & Leadership is a 10-week training program, developed by the CARE Climate & Resilience Academy, to strengthen the capacity of youth organizations in the use of the Toolkit for Youth on Adaptation & Leadership, a project under the Global Center on Adaptation’s Youth Leadership Program, developed by the CARE Climate Justice Center with the financial support of Norad.

Using a blended approach to learning, the training offers a variety of opportunities for you to fully immerse in content and conversation with your peers and CARE experts!

2023 Training of Trainers (ToT)

Sixty-two young individuals from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe participated in the pilot training from May to July 2023. The journey strengthened their facilitation skills and knowledge of climate and adaptation through 8 modules:

1) Understanding climate change

2) The basics of vulnerability and climate change adaptation

3) Vulnerable groups and climate adaptation planning

4) Learning from youth-led climate adaptation solutions: African case studies

5) Developing soft skills for youth leadership in adaptation

6) Engaging in climate adaptation policies: local, national, and international

7) Designing and implementing your adaptation advocacy strategy

8) Designing your adaptation action

Upon completion of the ToT, participants are equipped to deliver in-country trainings to empower and strengthen the capacity of young people locally to engage in adaptation advocacy, policy and action.

Who are some of the facilitators?

Thuy-Binh Nguyen is a Climate Adaptation Specialist. At CARE she is responsible for providing technical support for global and regional initiatives and partnerships in Climate Justice, strengthening the capacity of country offices and partner organizations in the area of climate change and resilience, as well as facilitating knowledge management and learning in this area. She has two complementary Masters in International Public Policy and Environment Management in the UK and New Zealand. She has more than 12 years experience in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation with the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and Save the Children. Before joining the CARE Climate Justice Centre, she led the Climate Change programme at the French Red Cross with interventions in Africa, Middle East, Caribbean and Pacific.

Chikondi Chabvuta is a Southern Africa Region Advocacy Advisor for CARE International. She has experience in Climate Justice, Climate Advocacy and Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Adaptation. She is based in Lilongwe and supports countries across Southern Africa on program and policy advocacy work related to climate change, food insecurity and women’s economic empowerment. She has conducted sessions and trainings on Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, emergency preparedness and response, for government and non-government agencies.