MOST School on “Promoting youth leadership on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean”

When :

from Tuesday 3 December, 2019
09:00
to Thursday 5 December, 2019
17:00

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

National Hotel, Havana, Cuba

Contact :

Alejandro Gumá Ruiz, a.guma@unesco.org; Andrea Gisselle Burbano Fuertes, ag.burbano-fuertes@unesco.org

The Second UNESCO´s International Science School / Third MOST School on “Promoting youth leadership on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean” in Cuba will allow participants to finalise the design of, and launch the Caribbean Youth Network on Climate Change. The event will also give an opportunity for exchanges between the representatives of governments, academia and youth representatives from civil society. It will take place in Havana, Cuba, from 3 to 5 December 2019.

The event is a collaborative endeavour between diverse international science programmes operated by UNESCO and it is organised in the context of the UNESCO project “Youth spaces for climate change resilience in the Caribbean”. The overall project seeks to enable youth-led and youth-to-youth interaction, cooperation and engagement on climate change adaptation in the Caribbean.

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Organized in the context of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, MOST Schools are capacity-building activities focused on strengthening the competencies for evidence-informed decision-making in Member States. They help develop the capacity of researchers and decision-makers to translate knowledge into action. Their primary goal is to support long-term sustainable development in contexts where capacity gaps may be a major constraint to translating research into action.