The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) is the platform for all young Catholics in Africa, promoting responsible stewardship of the environment.

While Catholic Social Teaching on the environment may seem like a recent concern, its roots can be traced as far back to the Second Vatican Council, and has grown consistently, formally and informally over the years.

As Pope Benedict XVI stated in his message for World Day of Peace 2010,"If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation".