Earth Hour Maldives held another climate change advocacy training for more than 30 youths in Addu City, with support of Addu City Council, Transparency Maldives and Ecocare Maldives, on 9 and 10 of March 2018.
Main objectives of this training was to raise awareness towards the significance of climate change and need for climate action. Furthermore, providing participants with tools to organise, coordinate and implement climate advocacy campaigns and activities. Most importantly, Empowering youths to take on the challenge to change climate through activism.
Addu City is the southernmost atoll in the Maldives, where Earth Hour Maldives’ Country Team decided to hold its main switch off event this year. Addu City is the second-largest urban area in the Maldives, in terms of population, and is one of the two urban areas to get the status of “city” other than the capital city, Malé and Fuvamulah. Addu City has 6 naturally connected islands; Hithadhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo, Maradhoo, Feydhoo, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo. In addition to these islands, Addu Atoll itself has uninhabited islands.
This was a fruitful program conducted as a part of activities to mark Earth Hour 2018 under the theme “Connect to Earth”.
Earth Hour is on Saturday, 24th March 2018 at 8:30pm.