Youths share knowledge and experience on climate change

The Youth Committee on Climate Finance, Climate Justice and Climate Policy showing their support to combating climate change. Picture: SUPPLIED

A CONFERENCE which was focused to equip youths in policy training as well as providing capacity building was held last week at the Holiday Inn in Suva.

More than 40 youths attended the Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) of Fiji, which facilitated the sharing of knowledge and experience in the broader context of climate change between the participants building and enhancing youth networks and movements to create an open forum of discussion and a Talanoa dialogue where everyone has equal opportunities to share their knowledge and experiences.

One of the participants, Prianshika Sen, said the conference made her as a youth more certain of the capability of youths in Fiji and the world in making a positive change.

She said the experience was an experience of a lifetime.

A member of the LCOY Working Group Shamal Kapoor said the three-day conference made him realise the amount of contributions youths had made at climate change conferences.

He said the ‘Talanoa’ sessions used in the Pacific context could also be used at those conferences to engage with those in private and public sector, civil – societies, non – government organisations, faith-based institutions as well as with youths and women.

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