Red Cross youth training in the Solomon Islands for global climate action
By the Climate Centre
The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society last week conducted a successful pilot training session on climate action for young National Society staff and volunteers, facilitated by the Climate Centre.
The four-day session, which ended on Saturday, included at least 20 young people and volunteers (photo) from National Society branches including Western, Malaita, Makira Ulawa, Honiara – the capital, where it was held – and Guadalcanal.
SIRCS Climate Action Officer Colin Albert told the Island Sun newspaper that the training was aimed at building National Society capacities and strengthening the skills of youth volunteers in “leading and enacting climate action”.
It was also designed for young volunteers “to identify and address issues that can promote leadership opportunities and access to climate change support avenues and platforms.”
The SIRCS was looking forward to rolling out the training in its branches in support of climate-related work in local branches.
The Honiara sessions were supported by the American and Australian Red Cross, the IFRC, the Climate Centre and the Nadulpan company.
The Climate Centre’s Michaela Korodimou (seated third from right) and the group at last week’s training session on climate action for young people in the Solomon Islands. “It was a wonderful week with a very inspiring group of volunteers, fusing Y-Adapt and creating a leadership and advocacy curriculum on climate for young people,” she said. (Photo: SIRCS)