June 16, 2024

Banjul: Mayor Lowe launches Bloomberg Youth Climate Action Fund


In a significant move to combat climate change, Malick Lowe, Mayor of Banjul and President of REFELA, has announced the launch of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Youth Climate Action Fund.

The announcement was made on her Facebook page, signaling a citywide call for proposals aimed at addressing the pressing environmental challenges facing the city.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Youth Climate Action Fund is an innovative initiative designed to support youth-led and youth-focused organizations.

Powered by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Bloomberg Centre for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University, the program’s first phase involves a $50,000 micro-grant fund dedicated to climate action solutions.

Mayor Lowe emphasized the importance of this initiative, encouraging the youth of Banjul to seize this opportunity, which offers not only financial backing but also technical assistance from both local and international experts.

Detailed information on the project, including application prerequisites and qualification criteria, will be posted on the city’s social media platforms in the coming days.

In her statement, Lowe expressed optimism for the project’s success and extended her gratitude to Bloomberg Philanthropies, UCLG, and the Bloomberg Centre for Public Innovation for their support.

She underscored the potential of harnessing youth innovation to create a safer and more sustainable Banjul.

This initiative marks a significant step towards making Banjul a safe and environmentally resilient city, reflecting the city’s commitment to proactive climate action and youth empowerment.

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