WWF- the global conservation organization is one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. WWF is working in Africa to promote conservation and to also ensure the continent’s natural resources are sustainably managed to bring about positive ecological and socio-economic transformation for the people of Africa. WWF in Africa recognizes that in order to achieve its goals it is imperative to mobilize and engage with the youth who form the largest segment of its population comprising 70 percent.

In this regard, WWF Cameroon Country Programme Office (WWFCCPO) is coordinating the implementation of the Africa Youth Transformational Leadership Programme (AYTLP). This is being implemented under the Africa Youth Thematic Hub covering countries where WWF has a presence in Africa and spreading to other countries through partners and networking platforms. The AYTLP program is anchored on four key areas to include
advancing policy,
capacity building,
promoting green entrepreneurship, and
networking platforms.

WWF recognizes that in order for youth to be the change agents of our society it is imperative that they have the necessary capacity to engage and take transformative actions that will empower them and contribute to sustainable development in Africa. In this regard, WWF has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that will enable the capacity building of a critical mass of youth in Africa to equip them will key skills and competencies that will help them to become transformational leaders that will drive the desired change for Africa.

Goal of this MOOC:

To build the capacity of youth leaders on critical aspects that will enable them to contribute to the development of green economies and sustainable development in Africa. This will be guided by the key strategic pillars of intervention under the Africa Youth Transformation Leadership Program [AYTLP]’s Theory of Change (ToC) that includes Advancing Policy, Capacity Building, Sustainable / Green Entrepreneurship, and Networking Platforms. 

The MOOC brings into focus Education for Sustainable Development [ESD] and youth empowerment; Human Rights-Based Approach; Gender; Role of Civil Societies; Youth Movements and Activism; Environment Conservation; Ecosystem restoration: forests, freshwater, oceans; Climate in addition to other key cross-cutting issues. 

WWF-Africa recognizes that in order for youth to be the change agents of our society, it is imperative that they have the necessary capacity to engage, take affirmative and transformative actions. This will empower them to contribute to the sustainable development of Africa.