#PowerShiftMsia 2014

After the success of 2013 version of #PowerShiftMsia, the volunteers got together and began talking about hosting another training in 2014. This is indeed very necessary and vital to the growth of the youth climate movement in Malaysia.

Glad to report that we have completed the 2014 version roaringly victorious.

Penang National Park

Penang National Park

This is what #PowerShiftMsia meant to some of the participants and volunteers who attended the Youth Climate Change Empowerment WorkCamp.

  • A young university graduate nearly lost her passion in environment until she reconnected with like minded people in #PowerShiftMsia (Woo Yin San)
  • A USM, Penang students overcame her self-intimidation and inspired to contribute back to society (Nurul Nabila)
  • A young lady changed her world view on climate change and ready to take action now (Amalina Ariffin)
  • PowerShiftMsia taught a staff volunteer that the choice, to do nothing or something, is yours. (Elaine Lim)

Although these victories may seem small to the average person, you know that they are not.

Again, thank you! We love your support.

Global Power Shift

Global Power Shift

Participant

#PowerShiftMsia 2014 saw the participation of 65 youths from all around Malaysia and the world. We have participants representing Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Egypt, Ghana, Bangladesh, Sudan, Pakistan and Yemen.

With such a diverse background of participants, it brought more perspective into the global climate change discussion and were found very beneficial to the program.

In supporting this program, we must never forget the team of 24 strong volunteers from Malaysia and Singapore.

Program

Empowering participants with variety of workshops like :

 

Program Schedule

 

  • Digital Campaigning – being the most efficient channel in reaching out to Malaysian audiences, spreading climate change and environment awareness on the internet is vital, tips and tricks in using social media tools, how to effectively tell you story on youtube, facebook, twitter and many more.
  • Policy & Governance – understanding the policy is crucial in affecting change in the system, connecting the policies on the United Nations level to the local government implementations, what are the difficulties and how can we leverage and apply influence on the system.
  • Understanding Media – mainstream media can be both allies and enemy in environmental campaigns, more often allies, learn what kind of stories do the media wants, what publications do the readers want to read, how to draft a press release
  • Creative Activism  – taking meaningful action is not restricted only taking it to the streets, there are many non-violent direct action in the book, and many are shockingly creative and effective, join us to learn more
Participants were mentored and facilitated by our trainers and volunteers during various group discussion sessions

Participants were mentored and facilitated by our trainers and volunteers during various group discussion sessions

  • Theory of Change – our aim to shift our wasteful fossil-fuel focused society to efficient renewable centric is easier when we can identify the sector of the society behaviors, once we understand this, we can cater our strategies effectively
  • Storytelling – getting personal with our personal narratives and campaign stories, and how to craft a campaign story that will move mountains
Narrative and Power Training discussion happening on the beach

Narrative and Power Training discussion happening on the beach

Trainers

We are featured local environmental heroes who shared their knowledge and experience, recognising their work and hoping to provide inspiration to all our participants.

Kephren Ayanari (350 Singapore) - Climate Campaign Training

Kephren Ayanari (350 Singapore) – Climate Campaign Training

Mohd Firdaus (Sahabat Alam Malaysia)  - Local Campaign Training

Mohd Firdaus (Sahabat Alam Malaysia)
– Local Campaign Training

Gan Pei Ling (Journalist and Analyst) - Media and Policy Training

Gan Pei Ling (Journalist and Analyst)
– Media and Policy Training

Adrian Yeo (Community Organiser) - Power & Digital Campaigning Training

Adrian Yeo (Community Organiser) – Power & Digital Campaigning Training

Lau Chai Ming (Marine Scientist)  - Climate Change Training

Lau Chai Ming (Marine Scientist)
– Climate Change Training

Azira Aziz (Lawyer)  - Governance & Campaign Training

Azira Aziz (Lawyer)
– Governance & Campaign Training

Jes Ebrahim Izaidin, is a singer-song writer who has been involved with Environmental projects since the age of 9.

Jes Ebrahim Izaidin, is a singer-song writer who has been involved with Environmental projects since young

Nor Lastrina Hamid (350 Singapore) - International Youth Climate Movement Training

Nor Lastrina Hamid (350 Singapore) – International Youth Climate Movement Training

Venue

We felt that there is a strong need to have more youth climate training across Malaysia. Thus, Penang was selected due to its strong environmental support by the local communities. We hosted the program in ‘Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies (CEMACS) by Universiti Sains Malaysia’, a university research centre located within the area of ‘National Park, Penang’ operated by PERHILITAN (link).

Gallery

Photo Album : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.772239126146568.1073741860.119404434763377&type=3

Video: #PowerShiftMsia 2014 Youtube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc1CAw7x2HHvfOhfL0D6Vw-h417HAxbaO

Supporting Partners

Penang Green Council

Penang Green Council

IM4U

IM4U

 

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