Participants were Trade Unionists, mostly from the private security sector.Like in the past, with this approach of workshops, SENJOUSMEL and FES Rwanda contributed to the better working conditions and further to social protection of the workers.
The objective of the March workshop was to introduce the participants to the basics of environmental protection, degradation and their connection to climate change effects, adaptation and mitigation and what would be their roles and responsibilities.
The main focus was on:
Various aspects of causes and effects of Climate change were discussed, and group discussions were organized, where the participants had the time to develop strategies as individual or at professional level for adaptation to climate change and environmental protection.
After the training, participants understood environment and climate change meaning, cause and effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
They agreed that climate change is having negative impact not only at international level but also at local level and at their own life.
One of the participants said: ”Before this training, I was thinking that I don’t have anything to do with environment and climate change, but now I know that, environment and climate change is part of our lives and everybody can take an action at for example planting a tree”.
The came up with the following recommendations and individual projects: