Over the past 4 years, the Green Youth Network has hosted an annual gathering of professionals, entrepreneurs and champions within the Green Economy called the Green Youth Indaba.
The objective of the indaba is to go beyond exploring opportunities for youth within the green economy but to effectively explore and unpack necessary strategies that can create easy access to support and fund green innovations and green careers, to empower youth with the information and skills transfer needed to eradicate youth unemployment and poverty by tapping into the Green Economy Jobs and business opportunities.
The Green Youth Indaba will convene together relevant government officials, private sector and green entrepreneurs as Government and business committed to the employment of young people in green economy activities. In this regard, it was agreed that at least 80% of new employees in the manufacturing and installation of solar-water heating systems and in public and community works programmes directed at environmental challenges, will be young people.
The conference brings together over 1 000 exceptional young people who are changing the face of the environment in South Africa and those that are aspiring to get into the Environmental industry. These youth and industry experts will come across South Africa to discuss the most pressing Environmental issues, opportunities and skills needed for youth within government, private sector and cities in South Africa.