Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
Given that we will be working with Cuban youth leaders from three critical areas including Havana, Santa Clara and Santiago; we hope to connect environmental leaders across the country. The publication ultimately created will be a product of these leaders working together to consolidate their knowledge.
Thereafter, our critical partnership with CYN is what will allow the lessons learned from Cuba to be spread to other countries of the Caribbean. More specifically we envision the wide circulation of an educational curriculum on climate change all over the world through Recrear's network.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
- Consistent Participation of Young People: A large number of the young leaders in Cuba are still in the pursuit of their studies and as a result have little extra time to dedicate to other activities
We see an opportunity to overcome this barrier by creating agreements with the universities that recognize their participation in our training workshops as extra-curricular activities. In this way, youth can be recognized even academically for their participation in the program. We have seen this work and have already built a relationship with the university to facilitate future workshops.