Wednesday was the big day! Our Skype meeting with a representative of the United Nations Development Programme! After a small session about what UNDP is and does, we all gathered to prepare the questions we wanted to ask Mrs Renata Nowak-Garmer, Research Analyst, Poverty Reduction Network, UNDP.
After making a list of questions, we all reviewed them together and chose the final ones.
Our Skype meeting was not until 17.00, so after the lunch break, the coordinators divided the participants in different groups –flash mob, children activities, 3R workshops and marketing/campaigning, and we started to prepare our “Mission Impossible”.
Unfortunately, right before 17.00, there was a power cut, due to a fire that broke out in the region… We were all afraid that we were going to miss our Skype meeting… Thankfully, the power came back one hour later and Mrs Nowak-Garmer was nice enough to agree to speak with us then.
The meeting started with a presentation by Mrs Nowak-Gar on what the UNDP does in general as well as to try to combat extreme poverty, its cooperation with the governments of the countries where it is involved, as well as how a person can be directly involved in UNDP’s work (internships, UN volunteers, etc). After the presentation, it was time for our questions.
After the Skype meeting, Sofia Zouzeli, a journalist from Florina, came to the library to speak to us about media campaigning methods and to create with us a radio-spot for our “Mission Impossible” event in Florina.
As we were all very tired by all the events of the day, the coordinators decided that we deserved a free evening 🙂