August 19, 2020 Wednesday
MANILA, 20 August 2020 — To further encourage youth to actively participate in the Kilma Film Festival (KFF), the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has partnered with various youth-led organizations and conducted three KFF Youth Partnership meetings, which gathered a total of 18 youth organizations nationwide. The youth partnership meetings were held virtually using online communication platforms.
The KFF, a joint initiative with the OML Center as part of the Balangay Project, aims to reach out to various young filmmakers all over the Philippines to encourage them to tell stories of their own communities’ experience related to climate change. A call for youth partnership for KFF was announced last July 11 through the official social media accounts of the CCC.
The following national and local-based active youth-led organizations have expressed their interest to partner with the CCC:
2030 Youth Force in the Philippines Inc. (YFPH) is anchored on the 2030 Youth Force of the Asia-Pacific Region organized by the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Volunteers. It is a community of youth advocating for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Association of Young Environmental Journalists-Cagayan De Oro Chapter (AYEJ-CDO) is a non-profit, youth-led environmental organization working to engage and educate civil society on environmental sustainability through youth development and media training.
Cebuano Youth Ambassadors Inc. (CYA Inc.) is a youth-led non-government organization and a National Youth Commission-Youth Organization Registration Program (NYC-YORP)-accredited community youth-led organization based in Cebu. The vision of the Cebuano Youth Ambassadors is a future for all young people in Cebu which promotes a democratic, gender-sensitive, united, peaceful and prosperous society where young people can enjoy a full and abundant life enabling them to become active players in advocacy-driven programs and projects which fulfill their potential, hopes, dreams and ambitions, and are able to participate fully in the economic, social, cultural, spiritual and political life.
Davao Youth’s Environmentally Sustainable Advocacies Building and Empowering Lives or Project DYESABEL is a youth-led organization that serves as a platform for Bajaus (Sea gypsies or also Badjao), indigenous peoples, and the youth to lead and participate in environmental conservation initiatives such as Education, Livelihood, Scientific Research and Innovation, Formative Workshops, and Arts – for people and the planet.
Earth Shaker is an organization which aims to shake the appreciation of Earth Sciences in the society and empower citizens to make science-based decisions.
Gawad Laguna Inc. is a private organization with a primary goal to recognize and empower exemplary youths of Laguna.
Kidlikasan. Kabataan. Kalikasan is a pro-environment youth group creating solutions to have more youth interested in conservation. The group acts for awareness, behavioral change, and policy recommendations.
Lambak Youth – Youth for Region II is a youth organization focused on global issues and opportunities in these modern times--using the youth’s perspective to discover, reflect, and resolve challenges being faced by the community. This group also aims to develop the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Region II through collective efforts for common good.
National Youth Volunteers Coalition is a coalition of youth organizations and youth volunteers that promotes youth volunteerism.
Pag-asa Youth Association, Inc.-Brgy. Magsaysay Chapter is a youth organization that aims to empower the youth. The Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines, Inc. is a national association of barangay-based organizations of out-of-school youths between 15-24 years old assisted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Local Government Units.
Pangasinan Youth for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management is a youth-led organization which aims to serve the people of Pangasinan through DRRM, Earth Sciences, and reliable information.
Project Mariknows is an organization that empowers maritime professionals and students in the Philippines as leaders in marine protection and sustainable development. It aims to educate about marine conservation and encourage engagement on the pressing issues of marine pollution, environmental impacts of shipping, and maritime security. It promotes the sharing of knowledge and skills to preserve and protect our ocean, maritime domain, and the marine environment while onboard and in port.
Rotaract Club of Metro Cebu – CIT University Chapter is a university-based organization under the Rotary International District 3860 and sponsored by Rotary Club of Metro Cebu. Rotaract Clubs provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance their knowledge and skills for personal development, to address the environmental and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations among all peoples worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Rotaract Club of Metro San Miguel is a community-based youth organization under Rotary International District 3770 and sponsored by Rotary Club of Metro San Miguel. Composed of diverse young leaders from San Miguel, Bulacan, RAC Metro San Miguel is committed to the advancement of their collective advocacies guided by the Ideals of Rotary International.
Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition (SKC) Philippines is a national youth-led NGO and a consortium of youth organizations representing more than 52,000 young people in the Philippines. Led by some of the most passionate and inspirational young leaders in the country, SKC aims to amplify the Filipino youth’s voices towards a stronger contribution to sustainable development.
The 2030 Project is a non-profit, youth-led, and volunteer-based initiative which aimed to create a network of youth leaders and youth-led organizations that develop projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
WritEarth is a guild of young Filipino writers working together to educate one Filipino at a time on the current climate emergency by empowering their desire to act on it.
Youth Climate Navigators is a catalyst for innovative climate mitigation and adaptation mechanisms aiming to empower the youth community.
In recognition of their valuable efforts to further mainstream and influence climate action in their respective communities, these youth organizations were also invited to join in the Kaalamang Klima: Climate Change Webinar-Workshop designed for the participants of the KFF held last August 11, and delivered their message of support for all the entrants.
After the Kaalamang Klima workshop, participating teams of the KFF will now proceed to the next level of the competition – the climate film labs – where they will be guided and mentored by climate scientists and film experts so that their short films are science-based.
The climate film lab will commence on September 7, 2020 through various online meeting platforms.
To know more about the Klima Film Festival, the full guidelines, mechanics, and submission requirements can be viewed at https://climate.gov.ph/