On its first year, the ASEAN Peace Project launched environmental awareness and peace-oriented social entrepreneurship programs for young people from two areas known for violent political unrest – Mindanao in the Philippines and Southern Thailand. These areas are considered to be hotbeds of conflict as well as vulnerable to climate change and environmental decay.

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The Young Peace-builders for Climate Action aims to strengthen the role of young people in promoting sustainable environmental development in peace-building and governance processes, enhance awareness and develop the potentials of young peace advocates as future leaders in community-based disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation, and conflict prevention.

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