It has only been two weeks since a new team of Jordanian youth climate ambassadors saw the light of day. Yet they are already busy spreading the word of climate change and sustainable environmental practices. The group consists of energetic youth from all over Jordan eager to make a difference in their local communities and in society in general. We had a great course with talks by German Anselm Ibing (Abu Saleem) who was sharing his knowledge on Jordan’s main environmental challenges focussing on water scarcity, Rula Asir who talked about transforming green knowledge into action, Ahmad Alzghoul who taught the group about advocacy, and Dr. Ayyoub Abu Dayeh who was sharing his solutions to climate change and environmental challenges focussing on energy. We would like to thank all of you for these contributions – we couldn’t have made it without you! Moreover, we would like to thank all the participants for your engagement in the project and the enthusiasm you came to the course with. You are the reason it became an incredible weekend.
As part of the course, the participants were asked to plan their own environmental training programme, where they go out to schools and institutions and spread the message of environmental challenges and acts of change. Many interesting ideas were developed and we are now exited to see these ideas come into action. In two weeks we will gather the group again to an informal talk on achievements, challenges and further idea sharing. Based on this, we will gather the group once more to develop the environmental and climate change knowledge base as well as the advocacy and communicative skills of the group.
I am really looking forward to see what Jordan’s new climate ambassadors have achieved! You can be the change you want to see in Jordan!
Our training course for the Jordanian national youth climate ambassadors is just around the corner – and I am so exited!! The last weeks the preparations have intensified and the frame of the course is now ready to be filled out with the content of 25 exited and enthusiastic youth climate ambassadors in spe.
It is amazing to think of the fact, that two months back this project was hardly a faint idea. Now we are almost ready to launch it, and our minds and brain are buzzing with activity to get all the final tasks in place. I am really looking forwards to see how it’s al going to end up and what reactions we will get from our participants. I hope they will leave their mini course with the same wonderful experience as we had in Krogerup!