About Us

Who we are

We are a coalition of youths from the global North and South who have come together to demand action on addressing the Loss and Damage caused by climate change. 

Our coalition is made up of 300+ youths from more than 40 countries.

Our mission

To build a borderless global partnership between youth to take action on addressing loss and damage

Our vision

A world where the impacts of loss and damage are addressed in an equitable way. A world where developed countries take responsibility for their outsize contribution to the climate crisis by treating loss and damage with a sense of urgency. A world where we honour the rights of future generations to a safe climate.

Our objectives

  • Drive action on loss and damage through advocacy and awareness-raising;
  • Build the capacity of global youth on loss and damage, including through project management; and
  • Promote youth participation in decision-making around loss and damage.

Our team

Global Coordinator


Founder of the youth-led Rwandan non-profit The Green Protector where she serves as an Executive Officer and is the co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).


Advocacy Coordinator

Mamadou Sylla

An environmental activist from Senegal and a member of ASAN, a non-government organisation working on the protection of nature and the promotion of sustainable tourism. Founding member and President of Naturefriends UGB in 2019, the local branch of ASAN in Gaston Berger University, He is currently serving as an advocacy coordinator for the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition.


Advocacy Coordinator

Hyacinthe Niyitegeka

A climate leader and water scientist, Hyacinthe is part of The Green Protector and a co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) where she serves as the coordinator of their advocacy working group.


Communications Co-coordinator

Kevin Mtai

A Kenya climate justice activist and environmentalist. A Former event coordinator at MockCop26. He is currently the Global Director Coordinator at Earth Uprising where he has been advocating for climate education in Kenya and Africa. He is a communications coordinator at the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition and he has advocated for the conservation of Nairobi National Park.  Kevin is an organiser at Climate Live which uses music concerts to raise awareness and educate people about climate change. Kevin has also been a campaigner for Food@COP. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the Kenya Environmental Action Network


Communications Co-coordinator

Paul Chukwuma

 A Nigerian and climate change research enthusiast. He is the communications coordinator at LDYC. He was the national coordinator for ClimateScience in Rwanda and a member of the capacity-building team at the SDG7 youth constituency.

Storytelling Coordinator

Adeline Cyuzuzo

An environmentalist and climate activist. Adeline works as an executive assistant at The Green Protector and coordinator of the storytelling working group of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).


Training Coordinator

Eva Peace Mukayiranga

An Environmentalist and co-founder of the LDYC where she serves as the coordinator of the training working group. Eva is also the Co-coordinator of the L&DC’s finance working group and the Finance Officer of The Green Protector. 

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