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Youth Empowerment | Risk Reduction | Sustainable Development

 
We tried to simplify the essence of what L-CAP is all about; we got it down to just three words: Empowerment and Risk Reduction. Let me explain… In our view, what the L-CAP Project is all about is supporting the empowerment of young people in Africa, so they can motivate and mobilize their communities towards practical and positiveactions. These actions can be many and varied, relating to: cleaner localities, more informed education, improved livelihoods and better health.

In our view, what the L-CAP Project is all about is supporting the empowerment of young people in Africa, so they can motivate and mobilize their communities towards practical and positiveactions. These actions can be many and varied, relating to: cleaner localities, more informed education, improved livelihoods and better health.

If you take this a step further, it is possible to see that all these positive actions can point to the same end result, which is to reduce for individuals, for communities and for environments. A cleaner environment means better health for its occupants; more informed education leads to better life chances for individuals, improved livelihoods lead to a higher standard of living for families and better health makes us all able to cope with life.

Positive actions can lead to reducing the chance that individuals, communities and environments might suffer in different ways and become less sustainable. Thus in the case of L-CAP, the empowerment of youth can lead to all forms of risk reduction, which can then contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive for development. This is theory, but I hope it can spur the amazing L-CAP youth on, to even greater practical achievements, and in so doing, demonstrate to society that young people can play a vital part in the sustainable development of their countries.