Climate Change

Building Conservation Education Capacity in Zimbabwe

Experts from Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre (SCEC) and the Kariba REDD+ Project in Zimbabwe came together for a PACE training at SCEC the 19th - 21st August.   It was designed and facilitated by SCEC Manager and PACE Champion, Palloma Pachiti.  Palloma has been supporting Kariba REDD+ in their Conservation Education for more than a year and both sides were keen to train up a resource person on the Kariba staff. Charles Khumalo, pictured right, heads a team of rangers [...]

Thanks to DHL – delivering conservation education materials to teachers on the ground.

Huge thanks to DHL for their ongoing support getting PACE educational materials to hardworking teachers and conservation projects across Africa - nearly 90kg of PACE packs were delivered to partners in Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe in the last week. Laure Diffomene, one of the recipients in Cameroon works with UNAFAS and the EEC, she is a geography teacher in the western highlands of Cameroon. Laure is based in Nkongsamba, at the foot of the volcanic Mount Manengouba. Rainforest on the [...]

Children in West Africa are active in the battle against climate change & environmental degradation

Children in Buea, West Cameroon are living in a war zone - schools are frequently closed and gun fire ('popcorn') is common, but the children are finding time and motivation to take action against climate change and environemtal degradation. Buea is 800 m above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano and biodiversity hotspot that rises from a coast that receives >11m of rainfall per year to an arid summit at 4090m. The highest mountain in west [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:56:46+01:00May 8th, 2019|Cameroon, Climate Change, Education, School|0 Comments

Biodegradable nursery bags

KIT ECOLOGIQUE et DURABLE  -----  Replacing plastic nursery bags with biodegradable alternatives. Tree planting and other plant nursery projects typically use seedling bags made from black plastic. The bags are normally used just once because they need to be cut or torn to remove the seedlings before planting. Tree planting initiatives result in piles of shredded black plastic bags which are frequently abandoned as waste causing all the problems that are currently so much publicised : blocking waterways, encouraging mosquitos, endangering animals [...]

By |2019-07-19T13:55:36+01:00April 25th, 2019|Climate Change, Education, School|0 Comments

PACE in Ghana

http://www.greenerimpact.orghttp://www.greenerimpact.orghttp://www.greenerimpact.orghttp://www.greenimpact.orghttp://www.greenerimpact.orghttp://www.greenerimpact.orghttp://www.greenerimpact.orgOur partner Green Impact International has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote integration of environmental education into teaching and learning in Ghana's schools.  We are pleased that they chose the PACE pack as one of their resources to help teachers integrate topics such as climate change, waste management and sustainable energy. Teachers are trained on use of the PACE package, and how it can be used to support environmental education and basic education in school situations.  Many teachers [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:04:39+01:00February 6th, 2018|Climate Change, Education, Energy, Ghana|0 Comments

PACE resources to support small scale Tree planting

Tree planting is more important today than ever before – to combat climate change, habitat loss and land degradation, to control flooding and erosion, to provide shade, sustenance, fertile soils, fuel, income, shelter and a refuge for humans and wildlife. We all depend on trees, yet deforestation remains a global problem. PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) continues to encourage and support tree planting and sustainable use of trees and forests. Planting and nurturing trees is a fantastic way to involve and [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:06:39+01:00November 5th, 2017|Climate Change, Cultivation, Education, Trees|0 Comments

PACE supporting REDD

PACE is very excited to be working with The Kariba REDD+ Project in north west Zimbabwe, as they set up school based conservation and sustainability education in rural communities that have suffered heavily from deforestation, poverty and drought. The PACE materials provide a rich and pertinent toolkit for teachers and learners who are grappling with very real conservation and environmental challenges on a day-to-day basis as well as in their curriculum topics. Kariba REDD+ is spread over nearly 800,000 hectares of [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:12:14+01:00October 22nd, 2017|Climate Change, Community, Conservation, Zimbabwe|0 Comments