Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Yonge Nawe Environmental Action Group

P O Box 2061





Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


Yonge Nawe is a public interest membership based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that campaigns on issues of environment and sustainable development. Yonge Nawe was founded in 1987 by a group of individuals who were concerned with the state of the environment in the country and the low level of environmental awareness and participation by the public. These concerns have been carried throughout the life of the organisation.

Vision: A Swazi society where a healthy environment is valued, natural resources are used sustainably and everyone enjoys a good quality of life.

Mission:  To build capacity of multiple groups to enable them to act in the interest of a healthier environment

-To educate and advocate for sustainable development

-Networking and form working relationships with strategic partners nationally and internationally.

Objectives:  To raise environmental awareness and activism in society for achieving sustainable development.

-To act and protect the environment and natural resources using all available fora.

-To advocate for environmental and socio-economic justice.

-To advocate for development that safeguards the environment and natural resources for present and future generations.

-To conduct research on sustainable development issues to inform policy and decision-making.

-To advocate for policy and laws that guarantee good governance and equitable distribution of resources.

-To represent and act on behalf of the socio-economically disadvantaged in accessing environmental and socio-economic justice.