CLEAN Teleconference Call February 14, 2017

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W!ld Center Report Back from Sri Lanka, with Jen Krester and Dr. Novil Wijesekara

Abstract: Jen Kretser, Director of Programs and Katie Morgan, Adirondack Youth Climate Program Coordinator from The Wild Center will report on the first Sri Lanka Youth Climate Summit taking place January 20-22, 2017. Through a competitive process, 100 students from Sri Lankan universities have been selected to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and will work to create Climate Action Initiatives. The Selected Climate Action initiatives of participants will then be provided with incubation support through mentorship, advocacy, networking and resource mobilization through partner organizations and experts. The US Embassy in Sri Lanka is the main funding Partner while the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Environment and Mahaweli Development and The Wild Centre in New York are the technical partners for the YCS. The Disaster Management Centre, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka, Janathakshan, Sri Lanka Youth Climate Action Network (SLYCAN), Eco-V Volunteers and many corporate sector organizations are also joining hands to make this summit a success. The main organizer is the Community Resilience Center, a volunteer lead organization, dedicated to promoting community capacity against challenges such as natural disasters, environmental pollution and climate change.

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