What is COY?

The Conference of Youth (COY) is an official event of YOUNGO, the official youth-constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is an annual international gathering of young people passionate about environmental and climate change thematics, and takes place right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of Parties (COP). A COY is envisioned to have the following objectives:


  • providing capacity building and policy training to prepare youth for their involvement in the upcoming climate negotiations

  • facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experience in the broader context of climate change between the participants

  • building and enhancing youth networks and movements

Days until COY13 Mauritius

The 13th Conference of Youth (COY13) Mauritius will take place from November 1st to 2nd, 2017 and welcomes young activists and other interested individuals from all around Mauritius to join COY. COY13 is organised by a team of young volunteers and intends to empower youth with regard to climate justice, climate policy and sustainability through a multilingual programme consisting of methodical and content-related sessions.

COY13 will provide space to exchange knowledge and experiences, build new networks and movements, develop creative ideas and prepare for the subsequent 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

COP23 is this year’s international climate summit, taking place in Bonn under the presidency of Fiji


Conference of Youth (COY13) Mauritius - Registration Closed


Fellow young person,


The Rotaract Club of Mahebourg and the National Youth Council (NYC) are happy to open up participation to our Conference of Youth (COY 13).

When: Wednesday 1st November to Thursday 2nd November 2017


Where: Anse La Raie, Youth Center, Mauritius 


What's on the agenda: understanding and tracking climate change negotiations; climate advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, project management and communication skills; effective resource mobilization for climate action; and learning journeys to contextualize the current state of the environment in Mauritius.


Important notice: Participants of the COY13 are required to bring their own camping tents since it will be a Nature camping style. It is surely a first but we trust that when youth are in action, everything is possible.


Any young person aged between 15 to 30 years old, based in Mauritius, and actively involved in environmental and/or climate action initiatives (preferably part of an organization or network).



Simply fill this short form by Monday, 23 October, 8 PM (+0400)

Selected participants will be notified on 25th October. Since places are very limited, applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.



The participation fee  will be Rs 250 for the 2 days residential training.

Upon selection, more details will be communicated.


Rodrigues and International participants will have to bear the travel cost.


Looking forward,

The Rotaract Club of Mahebourg and National Youth Council (NYC)



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