Monday, February 28, 2011

1st Cebu youth summit to be held March 12

1st Cebu youth summit to be held March 12
Cebu Daily News
February 28, 2011

THE first Youth Environmental Summit will be hosted by the University of Cebu on March 12.

Some 100 youth leaders from the different school organizations and barangays are expected to attend the youth summit dubbed “Empowering Youth Leaders to Combat the Effects of Climate Change.”

Darwin Flores, Smart Community Partnerships senior manager, will share the company's disaster preparedness and disaster response initiatives under its community service program Kabalikat.

These include the Marikina Watershed Initiative, the partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress and the Southern Leyte Provincial Disaster Council on the use of SMS technology to assist the communication needs of the province in disaster-preparedness and response and the collaboration with the Ateneo de Davao University and the Davao City government to use cost-efficient wireless technologies to help reduce disaster risks and respond to calamities in the region.

Also set to speak at the summit are representatives from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa), National Disaster Coordinating Council and the Philippine Red Cross.