Create a Cadre of Community level Climate Change Leaders
By Aman Singh - Project Leader
Climate Leaders performs street play for children
KRAPAVIS (Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan) and LEAD India jointly organised a training workshop on Environmental Awareness on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change, on 17-19 January 2013 at Alwar. In these three days, issues like environmental changes, its impact and adaptation strategies to conserve the degrading natural resources etc. were covered. In brief, the purpose of the workshop is three-fold:
Increase awareness on climate change issues for conservation of biodiversity in fragile ecosystems of Semi-Arid/ Arid of Rajasthan
Create a cadre of community level climate change leaders, who will take forward the cause of environment conservation and protection by the local communities
To demonstrate to the conservation leaders on how to hold mass campaigns
The workshop was also supported by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (Government of India). In the workshop particiapted as many as 38 youths (men & women both). After the training sessions the participants engaged in hands on training on using different techniques for community mobilisation and awareness generation on climate change.
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