African Environmental Defenders: Youth Day Webinar

By Natural Justice

On International Youth Day, 12 August 2021, we invite you to join an online webinar showcasing the opportunities and challenges of Youth Climate and Environmental Activism in Africa.

In December 2019, Natural Justice and its partners launched the African Environmental Defenders Fund. Initially, this fund targeted African members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) who faced threats and harassment due to their work as environmental defenders. In 2021, Natural Justice and its partners expanded the initial fund, with the result that we can now provide emergency funding to a wider array of environmental defenders; most importantly, any land and environmental defenders across Africa who are facing an emergency due to their activism.   

The funding can be applied for via a website and email: or    

Partners to the fund include the International Land Coalition, ICCA Consortium, Pan-African Climate Justice Activists (PACJA), Oxfam Novib, FEMNET, and African Youth Commission.  


On the 12 August, International Youth Day, Natural Justice would like to launch the updated fund and website via an online webinar. This will not only spread the news about the fund to those who might need it, but serve as an opportunity to share more information on the plight of defenders, especially youth climate, land and environmental defenders in Africa, and around the world.   

Event details:

  • Date: 12 August 2021
  • Time: 2:30pm SA/3:30pm EAT to 4:30pm SA/5:30pm EAT
  • Where: Online
  • Speakers:
  • Vanessa Nakate (Uganda) 
  • Raeesah Noor-Mahomed (South Africa) 
  • Wanjiru Wathuti (Kenya)
  • Rosalyn Dube (Zimbabwe)
  • Thandeka Ndlovu (Zimbabwe)

Register here.

For questions or to register, email

28 July 2021

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