The Climate Change Youth Leadership Workshop took place 14-15 December, at MESH Norway, in Oslo. The two-day workshop gathered youth and young people from diverse backgrounds and places, including Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Tromsø, Egersund, Flekke and even some participants from abroad.
The workshop was organized by cCHANGE in collaboration with science communicators Michelle Kovacevic, Sarah Dickson-Hoyle and Gabrielle Schittecatte. The workshop was aimed at youth and young adults (ages 16-30) interested in leading transformations to sustainability, providing them with tools and skills for effectively communicating and engaging society with climate change solutions.
Activities such as practicing to tell a story and pitch a project, as well as learning about different values, worldviews and beliefs, aimed at activating the agency of youth to become leaders of positive change.
Another group worked on a project about rooftop gardens in cities. By developing ideas in small groups and pitching them to a larger audience, the participants learnt to develop and communicate their own climate change projects from start to end.
The Student Parliament at UiO “Lecturer of the Year 2015” prize awarded to Karen O´Brien sparked the idea for and provided the start-up funds for the workshop. In addition the workshop is funded by cCHANGE, the Voices of the Future Project at University of Oslo, and the United States Embassy in Oslo.
A fuller news report on the workshop will be available in January.
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