Waitukubuli Ecological Foundation (WEF), will host a public discussion on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, to explore ways to strengthen local communities and economies, in the face of climate change. This public discussion will be at the University of the West Indies Open Campus, on Elmshall Road in Roseau, at 4.30pm.
Presenting the concepts of the Movement is Naresh Giangrande, one of the founders of the international "Transition Movement", which helps support local communities in becoming more self-sufficient, in the face of climate change and over-reliance on oil.
According to a release, Mr. Giangrande will spend 10 days in Dominica on his way back to the UK from Chile, where he has been holding workshops with Latin American Transition groups.
In addition to exploring the Transition Movement, the discussion will also look at a local support program for communities. Ms. Agnes Esprit of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant program in Dominica, will address the gathering, to explain how the GEF program supports local sustainability initiatives.
This Event is said to be an excellent networking opportunity, bringing together local stakeholders, individuals, businesses, and groups across Dominica to discuss and share ideas and strategies for the way forward.
WEF is an environmental movement in Dominica aimed at raising awareness of the true potential of the island, as the "nature island of the Caribbean". First incorporated as a charity in England in 1995 to raise funds for the now established Waitukubuli National Trail, it was subsequently incorporated in 1999 as an NGO in Dominica, where it continues to search for social and economic ways of mitigating against emerging negative impacts arising during the era of climate change.
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