SEAQIS conducted Training of Trainer (ToT) for Climate Agent of Change of Southeast Asia Climate Change Programme (SEA-CEP) Phase 1 from 17 to 25 May 2022 at BBGP (Balai Besar Guru Penggerak) Jabar, Bandung. This training was attended by 39 Science teachers and 12 headmasters from Bandung, Karawang Regency, Cianjur Regency, Purwakarta Regency, Subang Regency, Indramayu Regency, Demak Regency, Blitar Regency, Tasikmalaya Regency, and Sumedang Regency, in order to increase the awareness and knowledge regarding climate change education. According to the opening remark by Dr Indrawati (Director of SEAQIS) on 17 May, SEAQIS’ climate change programme has been designed since 15 years ago. In 2050, this world has a target to reduce carbon emissions namely “zero waste carbon”.
Several facilitators of SEAQIS facilitated the participants during the training, which are: (1) Dr Elly Herliani (Head of Research and Development Division); (2) Dr Dinny Mardiana Alaudin (SEAQIS’ expert); (3) Mr Septian Karyana (Staff of Research and Development Division); (4) Ms Meidina Rizkita (Staff of Research and Development Division); and (5) Ms Dewi Mayang Salshabylla (Staff of Research and Development Division). Furthermore, SEAQIS invited nine expert speakers from their respective fields to deliver their knowledge in several ToT sessions, which are: (1) Ms Anggi Pertiwi Putri from Bappenas; (2) Prof Oekan S. Abdoellah from Padjadjaran University; (3) Prof Pampang Parikesit from Padjadjaran University; (4) Mr Farhan Helmy from Thamrin School of Climate Change and Sustainability; (5) Mr Fabby Tumiwa from Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR); (6) Dr Irman Firmansyah from System Dynamics Center (SDC); (7) Ms Yeyeh from YBRI; (8) Ms Rina Mutaqinah from BBPMP (Balai Besar Peningkatan Mutu Pendidikan) West Java; and (9) Ms Euis from Yayasan Aqwam. During this training, the participants learned through materials presented by speakers and facilitators, group discussions, worksheets, and practice.
On 25 May 2022, Mr Zuhe Safitra (SEAQIS’ Deputy Director of Administration) officially closed the training. He was grateful that this training has increased the participants’ awareness of the environment and wished all teachers and headmasters to be the agent of change for schools and society regarding climate change education.