GYG congress? What is it?

From the 27th to the 29th of March the Global Young Greens meet for the third time for their international congress. This year the congress takes place in Dakar, a few days before the Global Greens will also hold their

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GYG congress? What is it?

From the 27th to the 29th of March the Global Young Greens meet for the third time for their international congress. This year the congress takes place in Dakar, a few days before the Global Greens will also hold their

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GYG Congress inspires a new generation to take Green issues global!

A few weeks ago the third Global Young Green and the Global Greens Congress took place in Dakar, Senegal. Young Greens were present with a large group of representatives from its member parties. Having travelled so far from home, the

GYG Congress inspires a new generation to take Green issues global!

A few weeks ago the third Global Young Green and the Global Greens Congress took place in Dakar, Senegal. Young Greens were present with a large group of representatives from its member parties. Having travelled so far from home, the

Amendments passed at the GYG Congress

The following is a list of resolutions passed at the 3rd Global Young Greens General Assembly on 29th March 2012. Resolutions are being added as they are available. Resolution 1. GYG – FYEG Cooperation Agreement Resolution 2. Membership development initiative

Amendments passed at the GYG Congress

The following is a list of resolutions passed at the 3rd Global Young Greens General Assembly on 29th March 2012. Resolutions are being added as they are available. Resolution 1. GYG – FYEG Cooperation Agreement Resolution 2. Membership development initiative

Meet Sarah from Germany

If you’re someone that has come to GYG, then you’d know Sarah.  She is the one that has been sending you all those informative emails. Sarah is part of the Prep Team for GYG Dakar 2012.  She’s been working on

Meet Sarah from Germany

If you’re someone that has come to GYG, then you’d know Sarah.  She is the one that has been sending you all those informative emails. Sarah is part of the Prep Team for GYG Dakar 2012.  She’s been working on

Meet Ana from Belarus

Ana is from Belarus. “Belarus is in Eastern Europe, close to Russia but it’s not Russia.” Ana became involved with the GYG because she met a guy on a train who was funny. His openness and humour attracted her and

Meet Ana from Belarus

Ana is from Belarus. “Belarus is in Eastern Europe, close to Russia but it’s not Russia.” Ana became involved with the GYG because she met a guy on a train who was funny. His openness and humour attracted her and

Meet Sugar from Mongolia

Sugar had the farest way to Dakar. His travel took more than 35 hours and went from Ulan Bator to Beijing to Dubai to Dakar… Ouf! Sugar has been an activist for the Global Young Greens Network for a while

Meet Sugar from Mongolia

Sugar had the farest way to Dakar. His travel took more than 35 hours and went from Ulan Bator to Beijing to Dubai to Dakar… Ouf! Sugar has been an activist for the Global Young Greens Network for a while

Meet Cheikh from Senegal

Cheikh is the coordinator of the Senegalese Young Greens. Only through the organization of this congress the Senegalese Young Greens got in contact with GYG and were and important anchor in the local community.

Meet Cheikh from Senegal

Cheikh is the coordinator of the Senegalese Young Greens. Only through the organization of this congress the Senegalese Young Greens got in contact with GYG and were and important anchor in the local community.

Steering Committee elected!

The new Steering Committee has been elected to steer the Global Young Greens through the next two years. As foreseen by the statute the SC consists of 16 members – 4 representatives from each of the four regions (Africa, the

Steering Committee elected!

The new Steering Committee has been elected to steer the Global Young Greens through the next two years. As foreseen by the statute the SC consists of 16 members – 4 representatives from each of the four regions (Africa, the

same, same – but different

A bus full of young, green activists from all over the world. Where do they come from? Where do they go to? And what brought them together in this improbable constellation – here on this bus on the dusty streets

same, same – but different

A bus full of young, green activists from all over the world. Where do they come from? Where do they go to? And what brought them together in this improbable constellation – here on this bus on the dusty streets

Global? Young? Green?

What does it mean to be globa, young and green? Technically it’s simple: in our statute it says that everybody below the age of 35 is young. We are global because we come from all over the world – all

Global? Young? Green?

What does it mean to be globa, young and green? Technically it’s simple: in our statute it says that everybody below the age of 35 is young. We are global because we come from all over the world – all

the rhythm unites!

After a long and exciting day of workshops: party on the beach! Our Senegalese DJ did not miss a single beat and soon everybody was shaking on the sandy dance floor! All we needed was the little truck, loaded with

the rhythm unites!

After a long and exciting day of workshops: party on the beach! Our Senegalese DJ did not miss a single beat and soon everybody was shaking on the sandy dance floor! All we needed was the little truck, loaded with

Discussing Humanitarian Interventions

GYGs discuss the issue of Humanitarian Interventions A debate on an issue such as Humanitarian Interventions was bound to be interesting. The subject is so multi-dimensional that opinions between both, those intervening and between those the intervention is affecting can

Discussing Humanitarian Interventions

GYGs discuss the issue of Humanitarian Interventions A debate on an issue such as Humanitarian Interventions was bound to be interesting. The subject is so multi-dimensional that opinions between both, those intervening and between those the intervention is affecting can

Congress in a Stadium

The venue for the first day of the congress could not have been much more exciting: we live and work inside Senegal’s largest sports stadium. There conference and bed rooms waiting and in the afternoon athletes start their training around

Congress in a Stadium

The venue for the first day of the congress could not have been much more exciting: we live and work inside Senegal’s largest sports stadium. There conference and bed rooms waiting and in the afternoon athletes start their training around

Meet Rose from Kenya

Rose from Kenya Meet Rose.  She’s in the Presidency for the Global Young Greens Dakar 2012 Congress. Rose is one powerful young woman.  She will argue and expound her point until you agree or put up a satisfactory argument as

Meet Rose from Kenya

Rose from Kenya Meet Rose.  She’s in the Presidency for the Global Young Greens Dakar 2012 Congress. Rose is one powerful young woman.  She will argue and expound her point until you agree or put up a satisfactory argument as

Entangled!

This is a nice get-to-know-each-other game: the group stands in a circle, everybody puts their arms up as if  sleep walking, then closes their eyes and slowly starts stepping forward until the hands start to touch. When the group is

Entangled!

This is a nice get-to-know-each-other game: the group stands in a circle, everybody puts their arms up as if  sleep walking, then closes their eyes and slowly starts stepping forward until the hands start to touch. When the group is

Eurocentric?

An interesting conflict surfaced this morning during the opening session of the congress. The preparation team consisted mostly of Europeans – even though we are having the congress in Africa. How come? Let’s discuss!

Eurocentric?

An interesting conflict surfaced this morning during the opening session of the congress. The preparation team consisted mostly of Europeans – even though we are having the congress in Africa. How come? Let’s discuss!

Movers and Shakers

This blog is about some of the people who have made GYG Dakar 2012 happen.  The questions raised, conclusions reached and insights drawn are from a series of in-depth interviews with those that have been part of either the: Steering

Movers and Shakers

This blog is about some of the people who have made GYG Dakar 2012 happen.  The questions raised, conclusions reached and insights drawn are from a series of in-depth interviews with those that have been part of either the: Steering

I’m illegal in Senegal!

It was just few weeks before the Congress when it happened. I’d been excited about getting to Senegal, since I’d never visited Africa before. But when I was searching some information about LGBT rights in Senegal, I realized I’m illegal

I’m illegal in Senegal!

It was just few weeks before the Congress when it happened. I’d been excited about getting to Senegal, since I’d never visited Africa before. But when I was searching some information about LGBT rights in Senegal, I realized I’m illegal

Celebration in Senegalese style

I haven’t seen any news of the presidential election in Senegal, but still the result couldn’t be clearer. The atmosphere in Dakar yesterday was incredible. Everybody was on the streets – or at least the supporters of Sall. (Photo: http://www.lupho.de)

Celebration in Senegalese style

I haven’t seen any news of the presidential election in Senegal, but still the result couldn’t be clearer. The atmosphere in Dakar yesterday was incredible. Everybody was on the streets – or at least the supporters of Sall. (Photo: http://www.lupho.de)

hostel to beach pad

With the win last night by Oppositional presidential candidate Macky Sall it looks like our hostel owner and leader of the Green Party here FEDES, Haida, might be the new Minister for Environment. every morning  that i’ve been here i’ve

hostel to beach pad

With the win last night by Oppositional presidential candidate Macky Sall it looks like our hostel owner and leader of the Green Party here FEDES, Haida, might be the new Minister for Environment. every morning  that i’ve been here i’ve

early mornings

the sun here rises around 7a.m. but you don’t see the first 20 minutes of the ascent.  generally, it is hidden by a haze of cloudy smoke until modestly, like a heavy sleeper who sneaks quickly to shower before coming

early mornings

the sun here rises around 7a.m. but you don’t see the first 20 minutes of the ascent.  generally, it is hidden by a haze of cloudy smoke until modestly, like a heavy sleeper who sneaks quickly to shower before coming

the Oceanium

Who would fight for a post in the government, if already endorsed with a lovely ecological centre right on Dakar’s sea-shore? Haida would. Our host and potentially Senegal’s next minister for the environment. Besides campaigning for the presidential election which

the Oceanium

Who would fight for a post in the government, if already endorsed with a lovely ecological centre right on Dakar’s sea-shore? Haida would. Our host and potentially Senegal’s next minister for the environment. Besides campaigning for the presidential election which