6th CLEAR Youth Network Congress

CLEAR held the 6th CLEAR Youth Network Congress on 13-14 August 2011.  Cognizant of the importance of the youth sector in lake conservation, CLEAR focuses its activities on the Youth in the lakeshore towns of Laguna de Bay.  The banner project for this is the CLEAR Youth Network that encompasses activities such as the Youth Ecological Camps, the Community Lake Monitoring Network, and their annual gathering during the CLEAR Youth Network Congress.

This year’s theme for the Youth Congress is “Forests for Water and Wetlands, in observance of the International Year of Forests.  This brings attention to the role that forests have in our lives.

The Congress was a 2-day event, giving the participants more opportunity to learn from each other as well as gain new experiences and learnings.  The venue was  at the Vincentian Hills Seminary and Retreat House at Angono, Rizal.

Objectives

  • To provide a venue for the CLEAR Youth Network for the exchange of ideas, information practices and activities on lake conservation; and
  • To build the capacity of CLEAR Youth Network so that they are able to implement lake conservation activities  efficiently and effectively.
Programme

Opening Programme

      Welcome Remarks Ms. Amy M. Lecciones
Project Manager, Conservation of Laguna de Bay’s Environment and Resources
      Message Ms. Adelina Santos-Borja
Laguna Lake Development AuthorityMr. Ramon Gil Macapagal
VP for Corporate Affairs
Unilever Philippines
      Objectives of the CYN
and briefing on Wetlands
Ms. Amy M. Lecciones
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands
Learning Session: “Zero Basura Olympics for Business est Practices”
– AVP (Unilever Philippines)
“Forests for Water and Wetlands”
Mr. Jesus Posadas (Forest Management Bureau)
“Youth in the Living Lakes Network”
Mr. Roger de Freitas (Living Lakes Network)
“The National Youth Commission”
Ms. Anna Opong (National Youth Commission)
Exposure Trip to Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
Updates on CLEAR Youth Network Activities  – AVP
Poster Session  All Groups
Socials
Holy Mass
Reporting  of Accomplishments
Action Planning / Presentation of Plans
Facilitator: Ms. Amy Lecciones (Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands)
Closing Programme /
Distribution of Certificates

Field Exposure Trip …. a visit to the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs
Profile of Participants
1 Two (2) delegates from Angono, Rizal; with one coordinator from Blanco Family Academy
2 Six (6) delegates from Binangonan, Rizal; with two coordinators from Rizal National Science High School and Don Jose Ynares Sr. Memorial High School
3 Five (5) delegates from Los Baños, Laguna; with coordinator from University of the Philippines – Los Baños
4 Six (6) delegates from Lumban, Laguna; with a coordinator from Lumban National High School
5 Eight (8) delegates from Muntinlupa City; with a coordinator from Pedro E. Diaz High School
6 Five (5) delegates from Pangil, Laguna; with a coordinator from the Municipal Government of Pangil
7 Six (6) delegates from San Pablo City; with a coordinator from Canossa College
8 Six (6) delegates from San Pedro City; with a coordinator from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office of San Pedro
9 Eight (8) delegates from Pateros, Metro Manila; with a coordinator from the Municipal Government of Pateros
10 Nine (9) delegates from Taguig City; with two (2) coordinators from Tipas National High School
11 Five (5) delegates from Tanay, Rizal; with a coordinator from the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office of Rizal