Young Women Leading for a Greener Future

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Welcome to the webpage for the Young Women Leading for a Greener Future event.  This event will be held in Sangam, one the the 4 world centres of WAGGGS, from 14-20 March 2012.

See here for the daily updates from the event starting with the Final Preparations

WLDPThe project

European Commission Youth UnitYoung Women Leading for a Greener Future is a year-long WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) project organized by the Europe Region in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Region and funded by the European Commission (action 3.2 Youth in the World). .

The project aims to empower youth leaders and workers, and in particular young women, to educate, speak out, act and motivate others to take action for a greener planet.

The project will involve 46 young women from 42 countries across Europe, Africa, the Western Hemisphere and Asia who will undertake national projects prior to coming together in a leadership event which will take place at Sangam in Pune, India, in March.

The event

Participants will experience leadership in the field of environmental education and advocacy by using WAGGGS' already existing resources in their own countries and then reflecting on how the resources could be improved or used in a better way to achieve greater impact.

WLDPThey will also be guided to observe whether the use of the resources in their communities stimulated awareness amongst the wider population as well as report these findings back during the training event.

Networking and sharing will allow the participants not only to reflect on their experience but also to gain international understanding of the topics addressed by the project. Networking before the training event will take place through the use of social media and online surveys which results will be circulated to all participants and participating organisations.

After having implemented these activities participants will be able to inform the designing of the educational programme of the training event as they will have gathered information on what they could do more than what they did during the first activities to impact even more the ecologic awareness of their peers and communities.



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This project has been funded with the support of the European Commission For more information about the Youth in the World programme click here