|Barbados, Sandwatch Youth & Climate Change - November 5th-7th 2008|
Sandwatch: Youth & Climate Change Workshop, Barbados - November 5th-7th 2008
Cool youth leading the way!
Grand Barbados Hotel, Barbados - November 5th-7th, 2008
From the 5th to the 7th of November 2008, 40 youth and teachers from ten (10) Caribbean countries met in Barbados to take part in a workshop called “Youth and Climate Change: Cool Youth Leading the Way”. At the workshop they learned about climate change adaptation and how to use different media tools - drama, internet, video and publications – to create awareness about climate change in their home countries when they returned home. This was done as part of a project entitled “Mobilising Caribbean Youth to Adapt to Climate Change”.
The project runs from September 2008 to June 2009 and is organized by The Sandwatch Foundation, Counterpart Caribbean and the Barbados Youth Environment Programme.
Generous support for the project has been received from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Commonwealth Foundation, U.K. High Commission in Barbados, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
During the three (3) day workshop, Sandwatch Teams of students and teachers from the Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago each gave presentations of their Sandwatch activities, set up displays of their work and findings, and also attended a series of workshops, panel discussions, practical training sessions, and of course some fun field trips and shopping!
The Follow-Up: When the participating teams returned home after the Barbados workshop, they continued on with their mission to 'get the word out' about Climate Change and the Sandwatch Project using various types of media (radio, TV, internet, newspapers etc). To date approximately 30,000 people have been informed due to all the teams' efforts...complete details can be found here.
The Barbados Workshop Photo Gallery
Remember, Sandwatch is Fun!