The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) is a coalition of youth from the global North and South who have come together to demand action on addressing Loss and Damage from climate change. LDYC is a separate and distinct initiative which grew out of L&DC’s work and we work closely together to raise awareness of the importance of scaling up action and support to enable the world's most vulnerable people, communities and countries to reduce and respond to loss and damage from the impacts of climate change.

To find out more please visit their webpage here: Https://Ldyouth.Org/
LDYC Team Members
Global coordination
ineza umuhoza grace
Ineza Grace is the Founder of a youth-led Rwandan non-profit-The Green Protector- where she serves as an Executive Officer and is the co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).
Advocacy WG Coordinator
Mamadou Sylla
Mamadou is an environmental activist from Senegal and a member of ASAN, a non-government organisation working on the protection of nature and the promotion of sustainable tourism. He is the founding member and President of Naturefriends UGB in 2019, the local branch of ASAN in Gaston Berger University.
Communication WG Co-coordinator
Kevin Mtai
Kevin is a Kenyan climate justice activist and environmentalist co-founder of the Kenya Environmental Action Network and Former event coordinator at MockCop26. He is currently the Global Director Coordinator at Earth Uprising.
Communication WG Co-coordinator
Paul Chukwuma
A Nigerian and climate change research enthusiast. He is the communications coordinator at LDYC. He was the national coordinator for ClimateScience in Rwanda and a member of the capacity-building team at the SDG7 youth constituency.
Storytelling Co-coordinator
adeline cyuzuzo
Adeline is an environmentalist and climate activist she works as an executive assistant at The Green Protector and coordinator of the storytelling working group of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).
Training WG Co-coordinator
Eva is an Environmentalist and co-founder of the LDYC where she serves as the coordinator of the training working group. She is also the Co-coordinator of the L&DC’s finance working group and the Finance Officer of The Green Protector.
Pacific Coordinator
Jefferson Estela
Jefferson is the co-founder of Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines, the pioneer youth-led climate movement and campaign in the Philippines focused on humanizing climate action through activism and storytelling.
Pacific Coordinator
Selita Pulini
Selita is a Climate Justice activist and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Fiji. She has worked as an intern for Sherani Lawyers, Caritas Fiji, Sunil Kumar Esquire and Vama Law.
Coordinator of the LAC regional training
Xiomara Acevedo Navarro
Xiomara Acevedo Navarro is a Colombian Professional in International relations, with a postgraduate study in climate change, cities and leadership. She is the founder of Barranquilla+20 and also the coordinator of the Women for Climate Justice network in Colombia.
COP27 Coordinator
Richard Matey
Richard Matey is a young researcher, environmentalist and sustainable development professional with about 7 years of experience in environment, renewable energy, agriculture and climate change initiatives in Ghana. He is currently the coordinator of Youth Climate Council Ghana.