II UNESCO´s International Science School - “Youth spaces for climate change resilience in the Caribbean”
The II UNESCO´s International Science School/III MOST School 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.
The event is a collaborative endeavour between diverse international science programmes operated by UNESCO and it is organized 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.
The project “Youth spaces for climate change resilience in the Caribbean” will strengthen collaborative learning spaces for young scientists, activists, and government officials, aimed at enhancing the contribution of youth through research and civic engagement in relation to public policies for climate change adaptation in the Caribbean, centred on the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the region.
The capacity- building event will be organized as a UNESCO Science School on “Promoting youth leadership on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean by bridging research, knowledge and decision-making”. A first time ever UNESCO capacity-building exercise for the Caribbean youth, this gathering will result from the coordinated contribution and synergy of UNESCO’s intergovernmental science programmes.
This activity will be conducted as a concerted endeavour between all partners, CITMA as the national implementing agency and UNESCO, coordinated by the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean based in Havana.
The 2019 event will draw on the previous experience of the II MOST School of Cuba and the I UNESCO International Science School “Building resilient societies through the links between research, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Caribbean”.
Havana - Cuba