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Establishment

The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) is a non-profit organization established in 1993.  It focuses on empowering young people and their communities and seeks to improve the quality of life of youth by promoting involvement in national environment-related matters

Mission

The Caribbean Youth Environment Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Caribbean youth by facilitating their personal development ad promoting their full involvement in all matters pertaining to the environment and sustainable development. The organization promotes education and training, Caribbean integration, and community empowerment as tools to develop an ethic of young people that assists in the conservation and protection of natural resources within the Wider Caribbean.

Vision

Empowering Young Citizens of the Caribbean

Objectives

To abide by the general principles of the Plymouth Understanding and the Constitution of CYEN:

  • To create a fair, democratic, proactive, productive organization
  • To develop mechanisms that encourage the personal development of youth
  • To be the leader in youth and the environmental matter
  • To influence policies affecting youth and the environment
  • To maintain the Chapter as a sustainable organization
  • To network with other organizations to further the objectives of the organization

Major Achievements

  • Let’s Talk: Sustainable Land Management In the Caribbean  2020 Webinar
  • International Coastal Clean up (BICC) 2020& 2022
  • COVID-19, Land and the Future of the Caribbean Webinar on Sustainable Land Management 2021
  • Nature Heroes Gamification Project 2021
  • Stay Alive and Thrive-Youth for Climate Action Campaign-to raise public awareness about the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change across the Caribbean and around the Globe.
  • Caribbean Youth for Climate Action Conference 2021
  • Groundwater Symposium 2022
  • Week of Climate Justice Awareness Activities 2022
  • Coca-Cola Beach Clean-Up 2022

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