Youths’ knowledge on climate change adaptation stressed

Speakers at a training session in the capital on Tuesday called for increasing knowledge on climate change adaptation among the country’s youths. 

They said if the youths get practical training on climate change adaptation, they can transfer their acquired knowledge to their family members and colleagues.

They made the observation while addressing the concluding session of a two-day training titled ‘Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Maintaining Echo Friendly Life and Livelihood for Youth’, said a press release.  

A total of 30 community youths took part in the programmme held at Dr Wazed Miah Model School and College at Ward No. 33 at Nabinagar in capital’s Mohammadpur thana. 

Different issues such as maintaining environment friendly livelihood, impact of climate change and how to adapt to climate change came up for discussion in the event. 

As part of Child Centered Adaptation project, Community Participation and Development (CPD) organised the programme with support from Save the Children and Australian Aid.

Mohammad Osman Goni, founder and managing committee chairman of the School, attended the programme as the chief guest.

KM Shohiduzzaman, Social Welfare Officer of Mohammadpur thana, Mohammad Muzammel Haque, Senior Officer of Save the Children, Mustafa Zaman, Project Coordinator of CPD, spoke, among others, on the occasion.   

The training was conducted by Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Individual Consultant, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaption and Livelihoods.