Zambia Climate Ambassadors
During the Eighth Zambian Children’s Climate Conference Training of Trainers, Unite4Climate facilitators and protégés were trained on how to report on various Climate Change issues and positive actions in their community using the Voice of Youth digital map. Eight of those facilitators were then selected to carry out the mapping by identifying climate ambassadors from their respective areas who they would train to participate in the same.
As a result, the Climate mapping project was conducted in five parts of the country; Lusaka, Livingstone, Mazabuka, Mongu and Kabwe
Other Groups of mappers in Zambia: Igniters for Change – Kabwe Digital Mappers – Livingstone climate ambassadors
Climatic conditions of the country
Climate variability and change has become a major threat to sustainable development in Zambia. The country is already experiencing climate induced hazards which include drought and dry spells, seasonal and flash floods and extreme temperatures. Some of these hazards, especially the droughts and floods have increased in frequency and intensity over the past few decades and have adversely impacted food and water security, water quality, energy and livelihoods of the people, especially in rural communities.
An assessment of potential climate impacts shows that they will seriously undermine the efforts to improve the livelihoods of Zambians if left unaddressed.