Rural youth around the world face a similar dilemma. Their roots are in their rural homes, but it’s often hard to build a future there. Without access to resources, education or finance, they can’t make a decent living, support their families, or contribute to local economies.
No wonder many young people feel their only choice is to migrate to cities, or even to other countries. And, when young people leave, they take with them their energy, dynamism and innovation, making it even harder for rural areas to flourish.
As climate change takes hold, rural youth need support more than ever to devise solutions to the challenges they see around them and build more resilient futures.