Saturday 3 December

Saturday starteCha Cha Slide at COP17d off early, as we walked one block from our hotel to the beach for an evaluation meeting.

We recounted our experiences from the past two weeks and reflected on the knowledge we have gained and the friendships we have made.

Afterwards, we enjoyed a catered lunch on our hotel’s pool deck.

Dancing for change

We were invited to perform our cha cha slide dance at the opening of the plenary meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI), since the chairman had seen our dance earlier and enjoyed it. We felt honored to dance at the session, as plenary sessions don’t usually include a performance as an opening.

Cha Cha Slide

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) chair Robert Owen-Jones invited the delegates to perform their dance in front of 192 national delegations.

You can watch the WAGGGS performance here.

On Sunday, 14 of the WAGGGS delegates flew home while Fatima, Bronwyn and Megan stayed at COP17 for another week to continue the work that our delegation had been doing.

By Edith Chukwu (Nigeria) and Elaine Murphy (USA)