Youth representatives of the Brown Girl Woke have built their capacity on the basics of climate change, climate change variability and impacts as well as climate actions needed to adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change. This was done through a one-day workshop organised by the Pacific Climate change Centre (PCCC) hosted at SPREP. Capacity Building is one of the key four functions of the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) and seen as an avenue for upskilling of Pacific Island professionals across the region.

The training was a result of a request from Brown Girl Woke on 19 July 2022, a local initiative that empowers young girls in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Samoa by investing in their education, aspirations, and success.

Ms Ofa Ma’asi-Kaisamy, Manager, PCCC and SPREP Gender Champion, recognised that youth empowerment in the area of climate change is a fundamental aspect to sustainability of our current and future environment as small island developing states and that she hoped that this initial training would lead to more youth climate action initiatives in the Pacific.

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