The Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc (SCPW), represented by Executive Director Ms. Amy M. Lecciones supported the “Youth Think Tank Competition for East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF),” organized by EAAF Partnership Secretariat on 28-29 May 2022. Ms. Lecciones was invited to share the recent project of SCPW for Candaba Wetlands as one of the case studies presented, titled “Empowering Communities for Managing Agricultural Wetlands” on the 2nd day of its component Training-Workshop on 29 May 2022. This virtual event was able to engage more than 100 youth across the flyway who actively participated in the webinar and in-depth training workshop with the theme “Engaging Local Communities in Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and Wetlands.”
The Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway is continuing the vision from the 2020 Flyway Youth Forum to achieve the goal: “Youth along the EAA Flyway are actively participating in the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds at different levels, from policy and decision-making to grassroots and local community, making positive changes in their local to global communities.”
According to EAAFP, the competition is aimed at motivating young people in the EAA Flyway who are keen to contribute to conservation for migratory waterbirds and their habitats to actively engage in the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds in different aspects and levels. The youth team will be awarded financially to start up the winning projects, with coaching from experienced mentors, to further equip and strengthen the skills of youth in conservation.
For the full report, including the presentations and video recording for this virtual event, please click this link to EAAFP website – https://www.eaaflyway.net/2022/06/10/eaaf-youth-think-tank-2nd-workshop/