Winners of YLCCC 2017 at the Tribal Climate Camp Gain Global Perspective on Climate Change

7 August 2017, Eatonville, United States - Mr. Aditya Pradana, Ms. Saraswati Siahaan and Ms. Sukma Impian Riverningtyas embarked on their journey to the Tribal Climate Camp, between 30 July – 4 August, at the University of Washington Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, Washington, in the United States. The Indonesian students, who showed an outstanding commitment in their actions to communicate climate change effects and solutions, were selected from a group of 150 youth at the Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change (YLCCC) 2017.

Winners of YLCCC with Ms. Rekakavas (UN CC:Learn), at the Tribal Climate Camp.

Professor Kyle Whyte, who designed the curriculum Tribal Climate Camp, is an alumnus of the UNITAR Training Programme to Enhance the Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Capacities of Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives. The invitation to Mr. Pradana, Ms. Siahaan and Ms. Impian Riverningtyas, the 3 Indigenous YLCCC winners, to join the Tribal Climate Camp was extended for the purpose of providing an educational exchange on Indigenous climate change planning. Their participation was supported by UN CC:Learn as UNESCO partner in the YLCCC 2017 edition, and was the reward for winning the YLCCC 2017 program which ran from February 2017 – May 2017.

Participants of the Tribal Climate Camp at a practical exercise session.

The 2017 Tribal Climate Camp hosted participants seeking to advance their climate change planning capacities, including members from 7 Tribes in the United States and Canada, Tribal professionals and students from other Tribes, representatives of the Northwest Climate Science Centre, and the Indonesian YLCCC winners.

Participants of the Tribal Climate Camp share their experiences.

During the Tribal Climate Camp, field-visits in the region were organized and participants received training on tools available for assisting decision making on climate change. This included forecasting, monitoring, and assessing potential impacts. Participants also engaged in strategic planning exercises on climate change activities and programs, and discussed climate resilience, community engagement and climate policy.

YLCCC 2017 winners formulate climate change strategies at a Tribal Climate Camp session

The YLCCC 2017 winners, back home in Indonesia, are pursuing their goals to make a difference on climate issues with their newly found knowledge and global perspective. The YLCCC 2017 winners have already shared their journey reactions: “We learned so much about community engagement. Elevator Speech is one of the best tools for engaging lots of people by giving quick, effective, and inspiring speeches to widen others’ perspectives. Learning is a process. To combat climate impacts, individual actions are good, but working in a team is better. So let’s start engaging others!”

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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: Winners of YLCCC with Ms. Rekakavas (UN CC:Learn), at the Tribal Climate Camp.

Photo 2: Participants of the Tribal Climate Camp at a practical exercise session.

Photo 3: Participants of the Tribal Climate Camp share their experiences.

Photo 4: YLCCC 2017 winners formulate climate change strategies at a Tribal Climate Camp session