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Youth on climate change

Jonathan Kidd Sr and Je-Yeon Kim winners of poster competition

Two Barbadians were among the top 10 finalists of the UNDP Youth-IN Climate Change Cartoon Competition.

The overall winners of the two top prizes, though were Jonathan Kidd Sr and Je-Yeon Kim, from Belize and Jamaica respectively.

The competition, launched via the Youth-IN portal and on Facebook, was open to residents of CARICOM or associate member states and was intended to promote and advocate climate changes and human development issues among youth. It encouraged young people from the Caribbean to portray issues of concern related to climate change in the region, from the youth perspective.

The competition ran from late August to October, with the finalists being displayed on the Youth-IN Facebook portal. It was implemented by the UNDP Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS and was funded by the UNDP Youth-IN project, which is a Caribbean network promoting youth development.

Kidd Sr, 27, was the overall winner of the competition, while Kim, 18, won the prize for Innovation. Additionally, Barbadians, Ian Wade, 26 and Rommel Brathwaite, 24, were among the top ten. So too were, Garvin J Benjamin, 19, of Antigua and Barbuda; Richard Nattoo, 19, Tariq Smith, 18 and Brian Blake, 19, of Jamaica; Sherika Sayers, 22 of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and Thema Joseph, 17 of St. Lucia. (LB)

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