Session on the Plastic Tide Turners Challenge: Mobilising young people for impact

Date and Time: Wednesday, 13 March, 11:00 – 12:00

UN Environment has been working with partners in the Scouts, Guides, Junior Achievement as well as University Students across Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana to seek to mobilise 50,000 young people to take action around marine litter with India set to get involved in April.

Come and find out what’s in the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Badge and listen to the young leaders who are rolling it out across the region. The badge is open for everyone to get involved and we’re keen to develop new partnerships so come along and find out how you can participate!

The badge has been supported by the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Moderator: Sam Barratt, Chief of Environmental Education and Youth at UN Environment


  • Briony Coulson, Head of Oceans and Plastics Pollution, UK Government
  • Sarah Rita Kattan, Committee Member, World Scouts 
  • Ivy Wanjeri, Project Officer, Junior Achievement 
  • Anthony Gitonga, World Scouts Kenya
  • Irene Kerubo, Wangarai Mathai Foundation

Organizers and Partners: UN Environment

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