About Us

The Green Youth Network is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing youth interests and fostering sustainable skills development within the green economy. Our mission also includes promoting comprehensive education on environmental conservation issues in South Africa. Established as a Non-Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in 2014, we have been actively engaged in this endeavor ever since.

Our flagship event, the Annual Green Youth Indaba, is South Africa’s largest greening summit organised by youth for youth. Through this event, we have successfully built a network of over 10,000 young leaders from all corners of South Africa. Held in June to coincide with Youth Month celebrations, the Indaba brings together over 1,000 young environmental leaders and green innovators.

Aligned with our goals, we recognise the significance of economic recovery, job creation, a sustainable skills revolution, and fostering innovation. As one of the 196 parties that signed the Paris Agreement, the Republic of South Africa is committed to combating climate change and adapting to its effects. Together, we strive towards a greener and more sustainable future.

For two days, participants meet for intensive discussions, workshops, and networking, all aimed at generating solutions to global environmental challenges. Importantly, the conference also endeavors to combat youth unemployment and address the lack of skills development, particularly in the context of opportunities presented by a just transition.

“The Green Youth Indaba is more than just an event; it’s a catalyst for change. By empowering young leaders to innovate and collaborate, we are not only addressing the pressing environmental challenges of our time but also paving the way for a sustainable future. Our youth are the heartbeat of this movement, and their creativity and dedication inspire hope and drive progress. Together, we are building a greener, more prosperous world.” – Sanele Zulu, Founder and CEO of Green Youth Network

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