The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Music Professionals (SVGAMP) today launched its Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Program project.
The project is entitled “Education Entertainment to influence behavior towards climate change adaptation in vulnerable communities in St. Vincent”.
Secretary of SVGAMP, Joffre Venner, said the project seeks to utilize drumming to influence behavioral change among Vincentians to mitigate the effects disasters, which are the result of climate change.
Secretary of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Music Professionals (SVGAMP), Joffre Venner.
The programme is supported by the Richmond Vale Academy Climate Compliance programme and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).
In her remarks at this morning’s launch of the project, Principal of the Richmond Vale Academy, Stina Herberg, said climate change is a global problem which must be addressed at the policy and community levels.
And, Deputy Director of NEMO, Michelle Forbes, said NEMO fully supports the initiative, which comes at an opportune time given the various disasters that have affected this country in recent years.