The mission of CYNESA is to offer the platform through which young Catholics across Africa respond to the twin challenges of environmental degradation and climate change, from the perspective of Catholic social teaching on care for creation, paying attention to the most vulnerable.
The network aims to achieve this through:
- Education and awareness creation – We are preparing a youth toolkit on climate change that draws from scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching.
- Networking and advocacy training – We seek to establish and build relationships with like-minded partners, and to train young Catholics in advocacy on environmental sustainability, and to link different initiatives on the continent.
- Encouraging and supporting concrete action plans at the local level – We endeavor to encourage young people to act in their parishes, schools and within their youth movements by developing appropriate sustainable practices to conserve resources.