Thursday, April 27, 2017

Youths gather for climate change, disaster preparedness forum in Surigao Norte

By Graciela Mante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 27 – As a post-disaster response initiative to the destructive magnitude 6.7 earthquake which hit the province last February 10, 2017, a Youth Forum on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness was conducted on April 22, 2017 at the Function Hall of the Surigao del Norte Negosyo Center and on April 24, 2017 at the Kapitolyo ng Siargao in Dapa, Siargao Island.

This event aimed to encourage the youth to take the lead in keeping their families, communities and schools updated and prepared in any disaster threats by making them understand more the concepts of climate change and disaster preparedness.

The forum was a partnership between the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte headed by Gov. Sol Matugas, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga Regional Office and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Program of the US Embassy.

It was participated by more than 50 youth leaders from mainland Surigao and more than 80 youth leaders from Siargao. (PEEDMO-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)