Journalist Byron Adonis Mutingwende, the Publisher and Editor of Spiked Online Media has joined the communication unit of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Global (GCSAYN).
In an announcement today, Mr. Ntiokam Divine, the Founder and Managing Director of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Global (GCSAYN) said Mr. Mutingwende’s appointment is crucial in that he is expected to play a key role in strengthening the organisation’s communications department on various fronts.
“Greetings to you, colleagues. I have the pleasure to introduce veteran journalist and development practitioner, Mr. Byron Adonis Mutingwende who is the Publisher and Editor of Spiked Online Media based in Zimbabwe. Mr. Mutingwende joins us in the media department where he is expected to use his knowledge and expertise in strengthening the GCSAYN communications department on various fronts,” Mr. Divine said.
GCSAYN is spearheading and joining efforts with the global community to achieve the following agendas namely:
1. The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development ( SDGs ).
2. The 2063 Agenda: Africa We Want
3. The UNFCCC CPP processes
In order to better address or implement the above-mentioned agendas, designed the following flagships:
African Youth for the SDGs Training (AYSDGT)
The uniqueness of this initiative is that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are translated into local languages towards ensuring that No One is Left Behind (NOLB). This was launched in 2015 prior to the adoption of the Global Goals. The GCSAYN translated SDGs into 60 most spoken vernaculars across the globe as well as Braille for the visually impaired.
Women in Agriculture for a Sustainable Africa (WASA)
This ensures that the girl child is empowered with life skills across the agricultural value chain. This is an ongoing programme with Nigeria leading the initiative across the globe so far. There are hopes to speed it up and implement it in other countries before the end of this year. This programme is meant to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing and livelihoods of women across all walks of life.
Children and Youth in Agriculture (CYA)
In this programme, from kindergarten to primary and secondary education, children and youth get empowered in a sustainable manner across their academic ladders.
This programme focuses on using ICT to enhance agricultural productivity for smallholder farmers.
It should equally be noted that GCSAYN has been recognised by the USAID family as well because it seats as one of the Climate Change Subcommittee members for the Board of International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The GCSAYN Nigeria Country Coordinator leads the WASA initiative on the continent.