Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France




Organizers : CliMates, COP in my City
Date : June 20th, from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location : PNUD, Madagascar
Expected number of participants : 1-50
Nature of participants : students and young people
Keywords : Madagascar, Climate negociations, youth change-maker
Keynote speakers :
  • MC. Kolo UNDP, Un youth volunteers for undp madagascar, Ambovombe, Madagascar
  • L. Razanadravily UNDP, Un youth volunteers for undp madagascar, Ambovombe, Madagascar
  • H. Rafanomezantsoanantenaina UNDP, Un youth volunteers for undp madagascar, Ambovombe, Madagascar


COP in MyCity is a worldwide youth mobilization project on climate change, designed and coordinated by CliMates, and implemented in collaboration with a variety of partners and local teams.

We aim to bridge the gap between climate negotiations and youth in order to inspire climate actions in all cities of the world. We foster education and local action on climate change. We also are creating a strong community of international change-makers.

The 20th of june, the first ever COP in my City project in Madagascar will take place in the city of Ambovombe, in the south of the country. This event is organized by our local team of 3 motivated and inspiring young leader :
  • Marie Christina KOLO and Laïlla RAZANADRAVILY who are both UN Youth Volunteers for UNDP Madagascar in Ambovombe, region of Androy, South of Madagascar. They are working for youth mobilization, awareness and development in the region by supporting the policy of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Their main activities are sensitization of youth in various issues and valorization of youth initiatives.
  • Hervé Rafanomezantsoanantenaina who is a Youth leader in the region, also working in the development sector as a disaster and risk management specialist . He founded of the youth organization AJAA (Association des Jeunes pour l’avenir de l’Androy) based in Ambovombe. AJAA’s  main activities are to create cultural events and social mobilization for youth.

The objectives of the COP in Ambovombe are :
  • To empower and to mobilize Malagasy youth by increasing there knowledge about climate change and international climate negotiations during the next Conferences of the Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015. The 40 students who are taking part in this project are meeting for weekly session and get prepared through scientific, economic and social work sessions;
  • To deepen the interconnections existing between international climate negotiations and local climate actions;
  • To introduce 3 new Malagasy COP Leaders to our international and intercultural community of young change-makers committed to the fight against climate change.

More information

You will find more information on this side event on the following link : TBD