Green Leaders Camp for youth

ANOTHER round of the Green Leaders Camp organised by Green Brunei will be held for 18-to-25-year-olds this September.

This is the fourth camp of its kind since its inception in 2014.

Green Brunei’s president Khairunnisa Ash’ari said 35 youths are expected to participate in the camp in mid-September.

She said the camp will enable participants to understand more about environmental issues in Brunei through talks, discussions and field trips.

Agriculture has been chosen as the camp’s theme following recent news reports saying local farmers are not aware of the impact of climate change on agriculture.

“Participants are expected to have a better understanding about the many issues and environmental challenges in this country. Through dialogues with non-government organisations, participants are expected to develop a stronger interest in taking part in environmental activities,” she said.

Khairunnisa said participants are expected to execute their project after completing their programme.

She said this will be the first time Green Brunei will be inviting green entrepreneurs to share their experiences in starting a business related to environmental conservation.

To date, the Green Leaders Camp has trained 92 youths and produced seven follow-up projects.

Source: The Brunei Times