Informative Session for University Students from Alabama

Washington, D.C., March 29th, 2016 – Teresa Gonzalez and Jose Clautier, Program Officers of the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) received students today from the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) in the Main Headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.

The YABT representatives shared with the students programs that the organization has been implementing in the promotion of sustainable development. Of particular interest to the participants was the Eco-Challenge Competition, the special category of environmental innovation within the Technology and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas). The Eco-Challenge supports youth in Latin America and the Caribbean develop environmental solutions and convert them into sustainable businesses.

The audience was made up of a group of young students that are enrolled in a graduate course titled “Environmental and Social Problems in Developing Countries,” that focuses on sustainable development, food security, sustainable energy, income inequality, climate change, pollution, among others.

The youth also participated in a guided visit of the OAS Main Building and a presentation about Water Resources Management carried out by Maximiliano Campos, Senior Chief of the Integrated Water Resources Management Division of the Executive Secretariat of Integral Development (SEDI) of the OAS.

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The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is a nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States in the promotion and implementation of programs that foster entrepreneurial initiative in the Americas to combat poverty and seek better opportunities for youth. Since its creation, YABT has empowered mora than 40,000 youth from 75 countries.