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Our Response to the Climate Emergency

February 1-10, 2020

Sonita Mbah

NextGEN Africa Representative, Youth and Environmental Actionist
Sonita Mbah

Sonita is an inspiring example of the huge impact that empowered youth can have. Her vocation and enthusiastic work in different dimensions of sustainability have created a very needed change of paradigm around her, not only transforming people's relationship with their land but also by challenging cultural gender norms in Africa. She is a witness of how an ecovillage approach to life brought her closer with ancestral ways of living while at the same time introducing holistic innovative approaches that transform the way youth may look at their future.

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  • Introduction
  • Becoming an ecovillage activist
  • Empowering women to build their own adobe eco-homes
  • Changing the paradigm around agriculture
  • People's rising and the effects of civil war on the ecovillage movement
  • The hopes and challenges of GEN Africa
  • Sonita's vision for communities for future
Sonita Mbah

Sonita Mbah is certified in Permaculture and Ecovillage Design and is currently combining an M.Sc. in EcoSocial Design with Gaia University while representing the youth branch of GEN Africa (NextGEN Africa).

She is a facilitator and trainer at the Better World Cameroon Ecovillage where she has dedicated the last four years to reconnecting young people with the land and youth entrepreneurship and exchange related to climate change adaptation.

Sonita received the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2017.

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  • Martina De Rosi

    I truly believe that the world needs many more Sonitas – in different places and in different cultures – building bridges, giving hope and taking action. Thank you for sharing your experience in this space, too! ❀️

  • Deeply touching and moving to see you Sonita so committed to your beautiful land and Cameroun right now expressing deeper traumas affecting your lives and homes too. YOu are such a deeply wise young woman and I send you love for your caring and for just being you dearest Sonita. May life hold you safe and gift back to you your home land and the projects that fire your spirit and your soul so deeply. Blessings MaBee*

  • Linda

    Good to hear you sharing your experience dear mentor sonita! Go higher….. Greetings from Ghana

  • Camilla Nielsen-Englyst

    Sonita, you inspire for hope – as a youth, as a woman. I am proud of you. I cried, even the participants watching at our hub during the SDG Yoth Forum in Kumasi (Ghana) did not see. You have been struggling and the struggle continues. But you awake hope in people and show, what whatever the situation, you have to believe. My love and support to you.

  • Katy

    Dear Sonita,
    I so appreciate your courage as you share about your homeland and the African Continent. I see your sadness and radiant beauty as well. I feel deeply touched to know more about Cameroon. I did not know what has been happening there.
    Many Blessings to you.

    From Sarasota, Florida, US

  • Mantuur Isaac Dery

    Very good one God bless you

  • Kwame Ansah Baffour

    This is very touching and well presented. You touch on very important key points that gives hope to people in difficult situations. This would inspire many young people to never give up and to be innovative.
    There is light at the end of the tunnel. Forward Ever, Backward Never.

  • Sonita

    Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement, truly heart warming Camilla…sharing feels like Therapy, though it doesn’t take the pain away, it at least makes the body feel lighter. Always wonderful to meet and share with you all πŸ™‚ .

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