IRI Brazil conducts training for leaders in the Amazon

June 2022

At the end of May and beginning of June, IRI Brazil held two in-person trainings on the themes of climate change and preservation of the Amazon at the Center for Monitoring and Alert of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN) and at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), in São José dos Campos (SP). The first training took place on May 24th and 25th and included the participation of 21 people: Catholic and Anglican religious leaders, young entrepreneurs, NGO representatives, an indigenous leader, community leaders from the Amazon and Catholic religious leaders from the state of São Paulo. The second training took place on June 7th and 8th, with the presence of 15 evangelical leaders from seven states of the Amazon (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Pará, and Roraima). The training sessions sought to raise awareness and mobilize religious and social leaders to act in favor of the Amazon forest (given the extreme climate events happening in Brazil) by creating a culture of prevention and contributing to stopping the devastation of tropical forests and restoration of degraded ecosystems.