Le Nouvelliste | For environmental training and local weather change in Haiti

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For environmental education and climate change in Haiti

A group of students, engaged in the fight for the protection of our environment and against climate change, is launching a mobilization campaign from July 22 to November 30, 2022, with a group of young people and schoolchildren in the country, mainly in the areas rural areas, in order to make them aware of the attitudes and behaviors to be adopted in the face of the consequences of natural disasters, but mainly of climate change in Haiti.

Posted on 2022-08-01 | lenouvelliste. with

Jacky Duvil is a doctoral candidate in climate change and human and regional geography, in joint international supervision at the University of Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis and the University Quisqueya (UNIQ). Katia Bazile is currently in Masters 1 in Humanities and Social Sciences, in the teaching, education and training professions of PLC (1st degree). History-Geography Course in Paris SACLAY-University of Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines. Insky Pierre-Louis holds a master’s degree in International and Comparative Environmental Law from the University of Limoges. The three presented the joint project that caught the attention of the members of the jury as part of a competition organized last year by the International Student Network for the Climate (UNIC), from Laval University (Quebec-Canada).

“10,000 young people and school children are targeted in this mobilization on the risks of climate change and waste management, on the need to protect and preserve natural resources, ecological actions, as well as on the behavior adopted in the event of natural disasters. ” , according to what is foreseen within the scope of this project open to the support of any citizen or organization.

Because Haiti is undoubtedly one of the countries most threatened by natural disasters in the Caribbean region. Because every year, the country registers earthquakes and faces other phenomena and risks of natural disasters. Because many informed observers conjure up evidence of the signs of climate change in Haiti. Because, however, everything suggests that there is a certain indifference, even ignorance, on the part of the population regarding the attitudes and behaviors to have in the face of these situations, these young students, challenged by the discipline, propose this collective project as a contribution to the proposed solutions on the table.

Launched in 2020 by Université Laval, UNIC is a community where students from different countries around the world share, learn, collaborate and act together for the climate. Currently, more than 60 countries form this network, which has the support of several partner universities around the world to promote the ideas and projects of its members.

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