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    ICESCO launches its Youth Climate Leadership Camp in Indonesia

    12 June 2024

    The activities of the Youth Climate Leadership Training Camp, held by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) in partnership with the Climate Reality Project – Indonesia, under the theme “Youth leadership, a solution to the climate crisis”, have kicked off this Wednesday, 12 June 2024 in Bogor, Indonesia, with the participation of 50 young men and women from 18 countries inside and outside the Islamic world, selected among 400 applicants.

    The three-day Camp, which marks the start of a series of camps to be organized by ICESCO in several of its Member States, aims to build the capacity of young people to develop and implement innovative projects in climate action, and contribute to shaping a generation of young leaders capable of addressing the climate challenges that threaten the world’s future. The Camp is part of ICESCO’s commitment to strengthening international efforts to tackle climate issues.

    Dr. Fahman Fathurrahman, expert at ICESCO’s Science and Environment Sector, who represents ICESCO and oversees the Camp, stressed in his speech at the opening session the importance of involving young people in the search for sustainable and innovative solutions to protect the environment and reduce the effects of climate change, by investing in the creative energies of young people. He reviewed ICESCO’s efforts in preserving the environment and combating food waste, through the use of modern technology, including a competition to develop the transformation of organic waste into food bars, as well as programs to promote smart agriculture and the transition to flexible, smart and sustainable cities.

    The opening session of the Camp was attended by a number of officials from the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and experts in the environment, climate change and technology, who all hailed the importance of the Camp.

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