UN CC:Learn and UNESCO Office, Jakarta, in collaboration with The Climate Reality Project Indonesia and Youth for Climate Change Indonesia, and with support from the Office of the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, launch this week-end the Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change 2017. This initiative is carried out within the second phase of the UN CC:Learn Project to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change in Indonesia, and contributes to the implementation of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy.
This leadership programme on climate change includes three youth camps, designed to build the knowledge and skills of 150 Indonesian students aged between 17 and 25 years old to act on climate change. These events will take place in three different provinces of Indonesia, during the month of February 2017:
- Cipanas, West Java, with a visit to Cibodas Biosphere Reserve, 4-6 February 2017
- Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, with a visit to Gunung Leuser National Park, a Biosphere Reserve and part of Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (TRHS), 18-20 February 2017
- Bandar Lampung, Lampung, with a visit to Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, part of TRHS, 24-26 February 2017.
Each camp will last 3 days, comprising 1) training sessions on climate change and its impacts on the agriculture and energy, marine and fisheries and forestry sectors, 2) workshops to strengthen confidence and communication skills, including the development of videos and social media strategies 3) group discussions, and 4) field visits. Follow-up activities, such as the organization of peer learning forums will enable the students to continue engaging after the workshop. UN CC:Learn will award special recognition to the three most active and committed students, sponsoring their participation in a week-long training event on climate change organized in the United States of America (USA) during the summer of 2017.
Follow the activities and news from the Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change 2017 on the dedicated Facebook page as well as on UN CC:Learn social media (Facebook, Twitter), using the hashtag #ylccc2017.