Youth Speaker entry #9: Charles Kyeti (Kenya)

GreenBits Initiative was founded in 2012 by three Kenyan youth. In the run-up to the 18th UNFCCC Climate Change Negotiations (COP18), we noted that most of the material available on the negotiations was quite technical in nature, which was of course not friendly to beginners.

In solving this problem, we started writing a series of blog posts on the UNFCCC process, which we initially published here. With the publication of the first post, we received overwhelming requests to publish more articles; the underlining factor that led to much of the popularity was the light, simple and fun language in which the blog post was written.

Then we had published more blog posts, which snowballed into our first book named My Little COP PocketBook. This book received massive feedback from all over the world, which led to its translation into 10 languages and publication in UNFCC website. After a sequel named Defrosting COP19 followed.

Charles KyetiOur goal is to lower the barrier to youth engagement in climate policy, through the publication of simple, fun and easy-to-read and understand education materials. We explore the nexus between innovative education, online tools and youth networks.

Our team is composed of 20 young passionate and energetic individuals from 10 nationalities across the world.

We have worked with other climate change organisations across the world like 350.org. In 2013, four of our members were selected to attend Global Powershift Conference in Istanbul Turkey. In Kenya we have worked with AYICC(Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change) and KPS (Kenya Power shift) while in the Arab world we work with (Arab Youth Climate Movement) AYCM.

Blogpost, video and photo submitted by Charles Kyeti (GreenBits Initiative, Kenya) – charleskyeti(at)gmail.com

The content, structure and grammar is at the discretion of the author only.


This post is published as an application by the author, to speak as a youth representative at the World Forestry Congress. Have a look at the other entries too!

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464 thoughts on “Youth Speaker entry #9: Charles Kyeti (Kenya)

  1. Great job guys! That’s what we are talking about! Really love your initiative it is something. You’ve got a thumbs up from me!

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