Antiguan Mya Symister among 2024 Caribbean Climate Justice Leaders Academy Cohort

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Island Innovation has announced the selection of 48 young people from across the region to take part in its 2024 Caribbean Climate Justice Leaders Academy (CCJLA). Following a strict application process that saw hundreds of applicants, the cohort features participants from every CARICOM nation, in addition to other territories.

The list includes Mya Symister from Antigua and Barbuda.

The Programme is funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Caribbean region faces unprecedented challenges due to climate change, including rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and ecological degradation. Set to start in June, the programme is aimed at building participants’ knowledge of environmental sustainability, climate resilience, international policies and how they impact the Caribbean. A diverse array of expert speakers will deliver lectures to the cohort throughout the five-month course.

Five exceptional participants will be selected to attend COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan with all expenses covered, the remainder of the cohort will take part in Island Innovation’s annual COP virtual pavilion, which covers the two-week event and the latest developments related to islands.

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