Sustainability

Climate Smart Agriculture

  Climate Smart agriculture, also called Conservation farming is a no till approach.  No plough is used to till the soil.  The lack of tilling maintains soil particle size meaning that more water can infiltrate deeper.  This, with the extra organic matter added to the soil makes farms more resistant to drought, and also to erosion. Soils contain carbon dioxide and extensive ploughing or hand-tilling releases all this carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increasing greenhouse gas emissions. In ‘Conservation Farming’ permanent [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A fun, creative, no-cost, environmentally friendly activity for kids with time on their hands – Paper mache

Paper mache has always been a favourite PACE project - popular with education authorities, schools, teachers, students, and just about everyone else as well.  Paper mache costs nothing, makes use of everyday materials that would otherwise be waste, is creative (the list of things you can make is almost endless), helps keep our environment clean, reduces our environmental footprint, and can even raise a little income if we make attractive items people will buy! Some of the items you could make [...]

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 [...]

PACE helping teachers deliver Environment & Sustainability Education across Africa

The United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals set a new direction for education, and to their great credit governments across Africa have engaged the process. Most African governments now expect their schools to address the Education for Sustainable Development frameworks. Education for sustainable development (or Environment & Sustainability Education) is about the content people learn, its relevance, how it’s linked to global challenges and how learners develop competences to address these challenges in a sustainable way. However, adapting new theories, knowledge [...]

By |2020-02-21T23:06:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|Education, Environment, School, Sustainability, Uganda|0 Comments

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 [...]

PACE brings tangible improvements for people in and around protected areas

The EEASA (Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa) conference 2017 was in Maun, Botswana, last month. This year the conference focused on - Enhancing Quality Education through Environment and Sustainability Education in Southern Africa. The PACE presentation addressed a sub-theme on ‘Sustainability Education in Communities working with ESE to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.’ Our title was Practical Conservation focused Sustainability Education in communities in and around national parks and conservancies achieving tangible improvements to people’s lives, habitats and ‘life on [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:16:48+01:00October 6th, 2017|Conservation, Education, Sustainability|0 Comments