GIFSEP is the host of the African Branch of Citizens Climate Lobby Citizens. Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.
Politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it. We believe that citizens can organize themselves with a good system of support can influence the political process positively. We therefore lobby politicians and respectfully build friendship with them and the media.
Lobbying involves the work to create and grow the relationship between constituent volunteers and their members of parliament or Congress. This includes meeting with elected members of both the Senate and House of Representatives, educating them about our policy as well as the science of climate change, and constantly maintaining a positive, respectful relationship with them and their staff. This also includes any constituent contact with their member, via social media, town halls, or writing letters to the Members.
CCL is building a new network in Africa, so far, we have 16 groups spread across 14 countries in Africa.
CCL Abuja Group, Nigeria
CCL Nairobi Group, Kenya
CCL Bamenda Group, Cameroon
CCL Bangul Group, The Gambia
CCL Abidjan Group, Ivory Coast
CCL Kano Group, Nigeria
CCL Kampala Group, Uganda
CCL Cape Town, South Africa
CCL Dar Es salam Group, Tanzania
CCL Bamako Group, Mali
CCL Lagos Group, Nigeria
CCL Gishu County Kenya
CCL ABSU Group Abia State, Nigeria
CCL Shiroro Group Niger State, Nigeria
CCL Doula Group, Cameroon
CCL Kumasi Group Ghana
CCL Blantyre Group, Malawi
CCL Freetown Group, Sierra Leone
CCL Afikpo Group, Ebonyi State Nigeria
Join the Africa group: http://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/groups/africa/