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By Franklin Mtambalika
Environmental campaigners have bemoaned that knowledge gasp on existing policies promoting biodiversity is frustrating advocacy campaigns.
Activists have since highlighted that youth involvement in policy formulation, implementation and revision is very critical if the country is to achieve environmental sustainability.
For instance founder of Green Girls Platform, Joy Munthali, says equipping students with knowledge and skills on the country’s policy framework will inspire interest to hold duty bearers to account.
Munthali said environmental degradation is very big problem in Malawi hence need to engage students on addressing the situation.
She was speaking over the weekend during an interface with environmental club at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, NRC campus.
Speaking to Timveni Online one of the members for the environmental club at LUANAR Wanangwa Ngwira described the workshop as an eye opener, saying it will help him understand various policies in the environment sector and advocate for change.
Another student, Nellie Sapawo, said the training has instilled strong mentality in participants that youths have an active role to execute in environmental protection.