Young people at centre of sustainable energy thrust

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first_img Winners of CARICOM Energy Month Competitions announced from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. Guyanese winners of CARICOM Energy Month competitions collect prizesThe CARICOM Energy Unit has presented prizes to two Guyanese students, Sasha Woodroffe and Siddharth Lakshan Ramessar, who entered competitions that were held in observance of CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) 2017. The simple presentation ceremony was held at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on 7 May, 2018. Sasha, currently…May 17, 2018In “General”Mini symposium, exhibition to launch CARICOM Energy Month in HaitiCARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be formally launched on Monday, 30 October, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The launch, which takes the form of a mini symposium and exhibition at the Quisqueya University, will be livestreamed at on the CARICOM Energy Facebook page and on CARICOM Today beginning at 9am. The Hon. Fritz…October 29, 2017In “CARICOM”‘An honour to write winning essay’ – Ariel Albert, CARICOM Energy Month competition winner[su_pullquote align=”right”]“A lot of research went into the writing of this essay and so I was able to learn numerous things about conserving energy. I believe that it is indeed beneficial to any country to practice the use of alternative energy sources.” – Ariel Albert[/su_pullquote]Energy plays a vital role in…May 30, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 7, 2020 According to Dr. Gardner, the youth-centric focus of competitions – held in observance of CARICOM Energy Month last November – was in recognition of the importance of their involvement in shaping their future; a future that is built on a foundation of sustainable energy. Alyssa Blanco, of Compassion, Belize, placed second in the Young Artist competition Oct 7, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Oct 15, 2020 Announcing the winners of the various competitions held to mark CARICOM Energy Month in November last year, Dr.  Gardner, pointed to the fact that the youth stand to be the major beneficiaries of a sustainable approach to energy. “If we are talking about sustainability in any sense, sustainability really speaks about how do what we are doing now without compromising the needs of future generations. So in order for us to act now and not compromise the needs of the future generations, we need the future generation to be involved in a way which helps us to shape what it is that they would like to see their future societies look like. So it is natural that those who will form that future generation become a part of that conversation…,” he said. An essay competition and a young artist competition, both targeting young CARICOM nationals, were among the CARICOM Energy Month activities. Participation in the 2017 competitions was high: there were entries from almost all Member States and the quality was exceptional, particularly for the under-12 artists. Listen as Dr. Devon Gardner, Energy Programme Manager at the CARICOM Secretariat, chats on CARICOM Today about the winners of the 2017 CARICOM Energy Month competitions, and the importance of youth to sustainable development: Other activities during the month that was held under the theme ‘Re-thinking Energy; Shaping a Resilient Future’, were a Kilo Walk in Georgetown, Guyana, where the CARICOM Headquarters is located, and a call for nominations for a CARICOM Energy Personality. The winner of that award will be announced shortly. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector… Standards, Quality Still Important CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO You may be interested in…last_img

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