ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada–Thirty young people from the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are participating in a three-day bootcamp that is designed to position them to be pioneers in climate-smart agriculture.
Meanwhile, Director of Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Dr. Malachy Dottin encouraged participants to take responsibility for climate action in their daily lives.
“Tell us about your actions to combat climate change by using your social networks. Buy only what you need. It is crucial,” he said. “Limit plastic, recycle paper, glass and aluminium … Love your leftovers,” the professor told participants in an interactive address.
A team from the University of the West Indies’ Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship is facilitating the bootcamp.
Since 2002, more than 800 young people from across the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries have participated in the Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme. Themes addressed include information and communications technology for development, citizen security, creative entrepreneurship, regional economic development and road safety.
The programme, part of the agenda for the annual meeting of the CDB’s Board of Governors, aims to inspire participants to take action to build a better Caribbean.