Founded in 2008 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2022
Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement Côte d’Ivoire
Youth for climate justice and food sovereignty
Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE) Côte d’Ivoire is a youth movement founded in 2008 that is committed to educating and supporting youth on indigenous knowledge systems and development alternatives rooted in principles of climate justice. JVE Côte d’Ivoire is a member of the international JVE network, of 28 organizations, headquartered in Togo and works closely with JVE Togo, Nigeria, Benin and Ghana. Its programs are implemented by 200 youth volunteers, from communities it works in and university students who advance the four thematic areas that underpin JVE’s work; agroecology, climate change, social justice, and gender and rural development. JVE places the climate crisis at the center of building alternatives to capitalism’s destructive development model and recognizes that sincerely sustainable alternatives privilege women and rural communities. JVE advocates for a return to ancestral and historical agricultural practices, and also focuses on education on renewable energies. JVE’s program activities in communities include training schools, camps, workshops, community meetings, research and advocacy campaigns.