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Young Climate Change Leaders Programme 

September 2022 to Present

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Climate Change is a global issue which will have ramifications for future generations forever. Although the global population will be effected, Indigenous communities are one group who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

This includes the Indigenous People of the Rupununi in Guyana. Examples of climate change induced issues include drought, flooding and food security. 

As the future leaders of the Rupununi, it is essential that the Youth of the region understand climate change and have the capacity to build resilience.

The SRCS have therefore created the "Young Climate Change Leaders Programme". The focus is to educate Indigenous Youth on the multifaceted issue of climate change and to support them to build climate change resilience in their communities.

In 2022 and 2023, the SRCS worked with 10 communities in the Rupununi to help build their climate resilience by holding workshops, writing proposals for working and hosting a Climate Change Camp.

In 2024, the SRCS partnered with the Regional Democratic Council for Region 9 to host the region's first Youth Forum with a focus on Climate Change where 1 Indigenous Youth from all 57 communities attended.

The SRCS is now continuing to support Indigenous Youth in communities across the Rupununi to implement climate resilience projects.

 

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