The project entitled "Climate change youth challenge team - keystone for sustainability" took place within the framework of ASA Municipal global between April and September 2016. Margaou Prins spent the first three months in the German-South African project team in the Upper Palatinate town of Neumarkt. Then followed the project phase in Drakenstein, South Africa.
The four-person project team had the task of developing an interactive sustainability map in Neumarkt to support awareness of climate change and a rethinking towards sustainability. The map, which they created on the basis of interviews and which summarises organisations active in the field of sustainability and development, was presented at Neumarkt City Hall on 23 June 2016. In Drakenstein, the team developed a concept to support and promote the awareness process towards climate change. In the form of a learning path, consisting of four different learning stations, pupils should playfully deal with sustainable management and the consequences of climate change.
The German-African Youth Initiative promotes concrete learning between and from one another through exchanges of young people in partnership at the intergovernmental level. In this way the AGYI makes important contributions to achieving the sustainability goals. The focus here is on sustainable partnerships that promote the living anchoring of a common understanding of the world in the sense of Agenda 2030.