PACE News

Read about how PACE resources have been used in different countries.

Biochar Action sheet

Our new PACE Action sheet explains how, at community or household level, people can take advantage of the benefits Biochar can bring to their daily lives.   Simple, low or no cost artisanal methods to improve lives, livelihoods, and the environment – locally and globally. It was written with Graeme Boyd-Moss, inspired by experience on his parents small holding in north western Kenya. Biochar has been integral to life at Spencer’s Farm for nearly 20 years. It has ensured that they have [...]

Green gold, Ana tree, White thorn, Faidherbia albida.

Even before climate change and a domestic energy crisis are brought into the equation, desertification in arid and semi-arid regions of Africa is a huge problem. A solution, to desertification,  as well as climate change and domestic energy problems, and one which needs to be promoted and encouraged again and again, is the planting of trees.  Planting trees is something most people just don't think about - 'trees look after themselves, we haven't planted them in the past, they have always [...]

‘BIOCHAR’ – carbon negative cooking.

Carbon neutral cooking is good, but Carbon negative cooking is even better. Biochar can achieve just that, along with multiple other benefits to the environment and human well-being.  We learned about biochar from a family in north western Kenya where biochar has been central to life on their farm for nearly 20 years. It enabled them to reverse uncontrolled loss of tree cover and environmental degradation caused by high consumption of fuel wood.  It has ensured that they have clean, safe [...]

Uganda Conservation Foundation

Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) received a consignment of new PACE materials late last year. They were well received by the UCF field team and swiftly shared with their community volunteers, who we are pleased to say were equally positive. Uganda Conservation Foundation has been doing vital work in and around the Murchison Falls National Park in Northern Uganda for nearly two decades.  It was the country’s first and very famous national park, home to iconic wildlife, including the rare Rothchild’s giraffe. [...]

Different ways to use PACE

The PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) pack is a set of multi-media educational resources - a reader, educators guide, short films, action sheets, supplements and posters arranged in chapters, or modules, that relate directly to everyday life in communities across Africa, and support local school curricula.  PACE helps learners link theory and practical, classroom and everyday experiences. In the soils module for example, learners can watch a film about farmers using permaculture to improve the productivity and sustainability of their farms. [...]

By |2021-01-20T22:42:38+00:00January 20th, 2021|Africa, Conservation Education, ESD, PACE, TUSK|0 Comments

PACE Films and Action Sheets now on a USB stick

    PACE is about sharing environmental success stories, sharing solutions to common problems between communities across Africa. Our multi-media educational materials - the PACE pack - are central to this. Until recently the PACE pack included a DVD and a CD. The DVD contained the PACE films.  The films show people from across the continent who have found simple ways to make life easier and better for themselves and for the wildlife they live alongside.  The CD contained our Action [...]

Teachers and students take their learning home

  The battle against covid continues. In November SCEC (Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre) in Zimbabwe's Midlands reached out to ten primary schools in their area, encouraging hand washing and the use of face masks among teachers and students.   "One of our objectives was to increase hand washing points in the schools, especially at the entrance into the schools, at the toilet blocks, and near entrances into the classrooms.  None of the schools had hand washing points at their toilets."   Some [...]

Careers in Conservation – Marketing & Communications

Conservation depends on people with all manner of backgrounds, skills and interests. Take Ivy, TUSK's Programmes Coordinator. Ivy grew up in Kenya's Rift Valley region and studied Business and IT in Nairobi - “I was an intern at an advertising agency. I saw an advertisement for a job at a Conservancy and it seemed like an interesting opportunity, so I took the leap without having any experience in the field! Luckily, it paid off.  I've now had four different employers in [...]

By |2020-12-14T17:06:17+00:00December 14th, 2020|Africa, Careers in Conservation, PACE, TUSK|0 Comments

Medicinal plant gardens – New PACE Action Sheet

PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) shares environmental success stories, practical ways in which people have overcome local problems. Our new Action sheet on Medicinal Plant Gardens is one such source of inspiration for educators and individuals in these challenging times. Most people know some local plants that have health benefits, but may not know how to grow them or not realize they can be cultivated. There are many 'medicinal' plants that people use on a daily basis, species that are now [...]

Mushroom cultivation

PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) shares environmental success stories, practical ways in which people are addressing their common environmental problems. The PACE pack is a set of multi-media educational materials about issues confronting people as they lead their lives across Africa. The Action sheets provide practical information to help people to put solutions into practice. Our next, new Action sheet is about Mushroom Cultivation. It was written by FOREP - Forests, Resources and People, a group in Limbe, Cameroon that learnt [...]