Empowering youth to promote disaster risk reduction in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Source(s): Pan American Development Foundation
Photo by © PADF
Photo by © PADF

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and local community partners with funding from the Government of the Republic of China, have launched a project aimed to empower the role of youth in the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programmes. The project seeks to engage youth to adapt disaster risk reduction and climate change measures in their lives, their communities, and their employment.

The project, 'Resilient Livelihoods: Supporting Youth and Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation' recently launched in St. Vincent and the Grenadine, aims to engaged youth to reduce risks associated with climate change and natural hazards, while providing them with opportunities to make their communities more sustainable.

“With access to information and opportunities, youth can be key change-makers through sharing their informed views, bringing fresh ideas to the table, and influencing the future of decision-making in disaster management, climate change adaptation, and resource allocation,” said Chris Ashton, Project Coordinator.

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