PACE provides, ideas, information and training.
PACE shares simple solutions to environmental problems between African communities. The initial inspiration for PACE came when Tusk helped a community in northern Kenya install a basic water pump to provide a clean and reliable water source, and then saw the benefits of sharing details of this inexpensive, simple solution, so that it could be replicated easily elsewhere. Tusk then partnered with Siren Conservation Education to develop the teaching materials and establish the programme.
The principle behind PACE is to show that everything in our environment is linked and that if we look after our environment then we, the wildlife and other people we share the planet with will all benefit.
Central to the PACE project is a pack of highly renowned, multi-media resources. The PACE pack is based on the sharing of simple solutions to environmental problems – from fuel saving stoves to rainwater harvesting, compost making to tree planting, conservation agriculture to waste management – sharing the very practical ways in which people have addressed common environmental problems. Somebody somewhere has found a solution!
- More than 14,000 packs of PACE materials have been shared with partners in 34 African countries.
- The PACE pack is used by individual teachers, education authorities and universities – for early childhood, secondary and teacher education. PACE is used in education centres and with community groups, in urban and rural settings – the wide range of beneficiaries includes farmers, wildlife rangers, community development workers, traditional leaders, international and local NGOs.
In 2017 and 2018 alone 4,400 new communities were reached by PACE, 1,500 teachers received PACE training and there were more than 87,000 new beneficiaries of PACE.