Youth caucus for climate change solutions

-CDB to award US$10,000 grant for viable project

By Mario Joseph

 

The Caribbean Develop-ment Bank (CDB) will be awarding a youth group with a US$10,000 grant towards the implementation of a viable climate change mitigating project proposal.

This was announced at the “Vybzing” Guyana Forum, which opened on Wednesday at the Grand Coastal Inn, Plantation Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, under the theme, “Youth voices for climate change.”

“Vybzing,” an annual CDB programme, is targeted towards youths between the ages of 16 and 29 and is directed towards combating social ills in the member countries of the entity.

The opening of the workshop, which saw the attendance of some 50 participants from a wide cross-section of youth, civil society and community organisations was attended by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Frank Anthony and Minister of Finance Ashni Singh, who both spoke at length about climate change and welcomed the bank’s initiative.

The goals of this year’s outreach programme are to improve awareness of climate change by sensitising the youth, encouraging them to become advocates for the cause and to influence change through motivating and developing solutions. The bank hopes that the youth will return to their community with this knowledge, share it with their community members …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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