The urgent climate crisis requires multisectoral and multi-stakeholder responses that recognize the diversity of contexts and issues faced by countries in Africa. In a rapidly changing world, concerned individuals stand as a constant — a universal, dynamic and creative resource present in every society to support multidimensional responses to the challenge of ensuring environmental sustainability.

When well facilitated, concerned individuals through volunteerism and/or donations not only support the achievement of environmentally sustainable outcomes but also promotes long-term processes that help to build the resilience of communities, improve capacity for local self-sufficiency, encourage empowerment at the grassroots level and durably change attitudes and mindsets, which is necessary to promote and sustain a profitable circular economy.