New Youth Leadership Programme Empowers Indonesian Youth to Act on Climate Change
7 February 2017, West Java, North Sumatra and Lampung, Indonesia - 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 Office of the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, have launched 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 between17 and 25 years old to act on climate change. These camps are taking place in three different provinces throughout Indonesia, during 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 lasts 3 days, comprising:
- training sessions on climate change and its impacts on the agriculture and energy, marine and fisheries and forestry sectors;
- workshops to strengthen confidence and communication skills, including development of videos and social media strategies;
- group discussions; and
- 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 a 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.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Photo 1: Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change 2017 Logo.
Photo 2: Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change 2017 Poster.
Photo 3: Camps at Biosphere Reserve, Gunung Leuser National Park, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.
Photo 4: UNESCO, UN CC:Learn, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, The Climate Reality Project Indonesia, and Youth for Climate Change Indonesia.