Crtve Development partners up with The Embassy Of Denmark in Pretoria
Pan-African social agency, Crtve DEVELOPMENT (CD), is proud to announce the partnership with The Embassy of Denmark in Pretoria.
Despite the profound repercussions of climate change on the African citizens, climate justice remains one of the least understood and socialised policy themes in contemporary African development. Dr. Okito Wedi, Founder and CEO of Crtve DEVELOPMENT, stated: “Through the WE!ARE campaign, we want to harness the power of art and creativity to change the narrative on climate change and development in Africa and bridge the gap between communities who will most be affected and policymakers who will determine our climate future”.
The WE!ARE movement aims to inspire young people across the continent to share their vision of the Africa they want to see and voice the climate justice demands of their communities through creative mediums. The movement is championed by emerging and established creatives, policymakers, designers, visual artists, auditory artists and community leaders across Africa. Collectively, the WE!ARE champions and supporters of the movement will shape the broader narrative of climate justice and centre important policy issues for the respective communities and nations at COP27and beyond.
Speaking on the partnership with Crtve Development, The Embassy of Denmark in Pretoria epressed their excitement; “We are thrilled to partner with a vibrant organisation such as Crtve Development on the We!Are Campaign. This campaign’s focus on Climate Justice is well aligned with the goals of Denmark’s strategy for development cooperation and the Danish-South African Green Strategic Partnership.
The Danish embassy is happy to work with young artists and creatives who’s aim is to deliver creative, cutting-edge, pan-African campaigns that bridge the gap between communities and policymakers. Young people should have a better chance to elevate their voices and influence the measures we take now in order to create a sustainable future for all.”
The We!Are Campaign is aligned to the Embassy’s Climate Youth Advocacy initiatives and rooted in the belief that in order to address the climate change crisis, there is a need to harness the power of art and creativity in campaigns and advocacy geared towards African-owned and African-led sustainable development.
The WE!ARE initiative is giving young Africans an opportunity to speak their minds, lead the conversation, and share their solutions on their terms. To get involved, visit www.africabywe.org or join the conversation on our social media platforms using the hashtag #AfricaByWe.