A youth led public policy research and advocacy non-profit organization committed to influencing environment and natural resources governance to benefit the poor, vulnerable and mitigate climate change impacts. It is based in Kampala- Uganda. The organization was born out of the need for the youth to secure the future by promoting sustainable management of environment and natural resources for socio-economic development.
YGC believes in being open in all ways and at all times, by ensuring continued sharing information, reporting about on-going projects and providing accurate information with stakeholders, government and key players in the natural resources governance.
At all times, YGC seeks to involve the youth, local communities, policy makers and stakeholders in its activities. This is by engagement of participatory approaches to decision making and action-taking at all levels in the organization and within our networks and partners. The core of participation is designed to minimize the power inequalities in human relations that create and sustain poverty and injustices through suppression of alternative voices.
We strive to help and improve the communities where we work and live. We are concerned about the environment and promote the use of renewable energy.
The Belief is to work with well trained, highly knowledgeable and skilled staff to deliver high-quality services through conducting research and confidently advocating for best practices in natural resource management
The foundations of Environmental Democracy were firmly established in Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration,which emerged from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992, also known as the Earth Summit:
“Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens, at the relevant level. At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the that is held by public authorities, including information on hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. States shall facilitate and encourage public awareness and participation by making information widely available. Effective access to judicial and administrative proceedings, including redress and remedy, shall be provided.”