Community Engagement for Environmental Education in the Caribbean

Wed, 18th of July, 18:00

Martina Luger, an environmental consultant in the region of Nicaragua and Honduras, is hosting a talk to share her experiences from projects on participatory processes for environmental issues, in the area of the Caribbean, bringing also life stories from the Gulf. Her job at HORIZONT3000 with BICU university is to strengthen the team’s knowledge about climate change and transmit knowledge to the citizens and key individuals and institutions of the area in order to reduce their vulnerability and foreseen effects of climate change.

Community leaders, regional council, teachers, university professors, and the public in general can be impulses to possibilities for adaptation measures and solutions through a participatory process. The coast of Nicaragua and Honduras due to it’s geographic position, is especially vulnerable to all kinds of climate related events like poverty, lack of education, accessibility and the dependency on imports and cause of the damages on the production lines of agriculture, fishery etc..

I would like to share my experiences over the last 2 years here and give a fist hand insight to the impact of climate change in another part of the world and the vulnerability of the Caribbean area. Furthermore I want to share experiences about possibilities of adaptation and about all the difficulties that these areas are facing. Finally share experiences of life and work here and transmit a little Caribbean vibes.

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