Local Awareness Raising Actions

No Acronym Country Please indicate how you will follow up from the training
1 RUCHI India RUCHI has its own campus spread over 3 hectare of land where we do some farm related demonstration, adaptive research and promote low cost rural technologies related to both need based farm based activities as well as earth quake resistance construction technologies.
The workshop will help us not only get more expertise but to do a meaningful follow up on a long term basis as our presence in this rural set up is permanent.
Post training, RUCHI will continue to educate farmers on natural farming practices, do adaptive research and work on water resource development, rejuvenate natural water bodies, reforestation and reduce climatic changes.
The actions can be taken up in the form of short term work camp, as LMTV and/or long term humanitarian projects.
2 KVDA Kenya KVDA plans to implement international work camps that will focus on climate change and recruit national volunteers from institutions to champion the cause for climate change and raise the profile of the campaign
Special Medium and Long term voluntary service projects will be organized with emphasis on the sustainability of local actions undertaken in the framework of this program
KVDA will employ forum theatre as an educational tool to sensitize local people on the significance of harnessing nature to enhance the resolve towards sustainable development
KVDA will host media review sessions both with the print and electronic media to disseminate results of the outcomes of the campaign
3 VIN Nepal VIN has already been implementing various projects under its Environment conservation Program. We would like to expand these projects in other locations by mobilizing more volunteers.
Collaborate with the Local Rural Community, Conduct Major Research, Promote Sustainable, Profitable Practices to Meet Environmental Challenges While Experiencing Nepal’s Colorful Culture!
Climate Change Research: conduct what impact has the climate change made on local communities
Water Research: Relation between climate change and water availability. Also to find it’s use conflict etc
Environment Initiative: other environment related topics and research work
Eco-farm: start a teaching Eco farm in Okhaldhunga in the area of 90,000 square meter land. Will be a local touristic hub and learn from the best practices
Argo-forestry: we reach over 4000 farmers to teach the idea about agriculture and forestry – the farmers can benefit a lot from this concept and this helps promote environment.
4 CYA Cambodia CYA is going to start a traditional vegetable farm at its centre (CYA-Learning Center) in 2017 therefore; we will develop it for the bigger and better way. The farm is including local people and CYA will conduct some training through inviting the expert to share with the local people and other activities. CYA will also look into how these activities can be sustained through social entrepreneurship opportunities for the local people.
5 GREAT Indonesia The Batuloceng project has been on going initially as a tiny project of eco farming by local community of Batuloceng some years ago. And since 2015, international volunteers start coming and volunteering here in the form of international workcamp and long term volunteering and developing the eco farming style into pharma culture style. This year 2017, we will have the chance to implement a workshop on sustainable entrepreneurship using the Batuloceng as the project site of the workshop, inviting local young people with less opportunities to share and learn about the topic with other youngsters from Asia and Europe countries. We would like to deploy the same young people to be involved in this project, developing the existing little permaculture project we have been doing, with the idea of local housing and hope to make Batuloceng more visible in higher level of eco agriculture in Indonesia. We wish to make this place as a learning centre for sustainable agriculture and living in 2018 and beyond.
6 VSA Thailand Thailand We will organize the Creative Garbage workshop with local partners and local communities. We will focus on the inclusion of young people will fewer opportunities.
All of the product will be real using in daily life.
7 FSL India India – New collaboration with the Organisation who run bio construction and Permaculture
– Traditional food production technique.
– Benefits local communities and young people providing them with vocational skills
– Continuation of the new project implemented by FSL on its training centre
8 SAVWA South Africa We will provide more practical training for communities in the urban areas for them to provide sustainable food sources within their confined spaces in their homes.
With new ideas learnt we would like to implement new ideas of permaculture and also bioconstruction back in different areas of South Africa in the follow up from the trainings
9 FAGAD TOGO We will follow the courses and come back to implement what we have learned in our different communities. We will first train the farmers and encourage young people from the communities to join the actions and then accompany them so that they can really practice the techniques of permaculture will be transmitted.
10 NICE Japan 1. Develop the IVS projects on permaculture and natural farming in more places in Japan and other countries.
2. Continue and develop networking among the local partners and with local communities especially young people by supporting their visit and participation of the projects in other countries.
3. Organize the campaigns with CCIVS and other IVS networks on the topics to promote more widely (e.g., schools) in the society.
11 AJOV Mozambique Seeing that in our country Agriculture is one of main sphere for development of the country and it plays the major role for sustainability of the whole world, we have decided to work with agricultors in low scale, raising and instructing them work on the land resorting to the traditional ways or manners as a way of granting Health Promotion and environment and Sustainability raising an awareness in them that A heath Environment ( which comes as a result of not using chemicals or rather, fertilisers as way of granting their harvest, in short, it comes forth as result of all that we can in order not to spoil or polluting the Environment what end up causing Climate Changes). Installing in them that, The more we preserve the Ecosystem the more we live profit from it and if we wish really to dream and live in health environment and keep on prospecting things to come to pass there is a MUST of not Spoiling the ENVIRONMENT we live in. It can be done in different ways as stated in white paper.
12 FUNPROCH Ecuador We are committed to send participants who have completed their studies in environmental engineering and who can transmit the knowledge learned to the local communities and young people through Workshops and common actions.
13 VWAN Nigeria As follow up from the workshop on Bio-construction we want to implement the following activities at the permaculture forest garden project 1) 2 workcamps on sustainable gardening and bio-construction at the Permaculture Forest Garden project, which will be the bioconstruction test area we would like to propose in this project. During the activity VWAN local volunteers will be engaged and we would also like to involve volunteers from partners in the neighbourhood West Africa, volunteers will gain skills in bioconstruction and further deploy their acknowledgements in their local organisations and communities. 2) We would follow up the actions with strings of local workshops/weekend camps on the topics and about ‘world climate exercises’ with young people aiming at raising awareness about climate change and the geopolitical dynamic of world climate politics, at the end which will be tailored to understand local climate context and necessitate further local actions against climate change.
14 BVBP PERU • Replication of workshop with new techniques learned, in communities to implement projects against climate change.
• Implementation of the project “healthy homes” with the techniques of Bioconstruction realizing a concrete action in the community with the construction of a common space that is used for projects and actions in the community and involving local authorities. Complemented the project that has BVBP in the Andean communities “Young Leaders in Action” with the construction of Cocinas Ecologicas, with the participation of Peruvian and International volunteers, this project we have executed since 2010.
• Training and awareness workshops; Related to climate change, for children and youth in communities.
• Campaigns for concrete actions with community members: River cleaning, street cleaning, tree planting, Involving local authorities, and civil society organizations.
• Encourage local production of food with community gardens, family gardens and Biohuertos in community schools. With training workshops with techniques of planting and care of food.
15 ZWA Zimbabwe Upon graduating from this workshop, we will organise training programs around the country especially with young people from poorer communities, using the knowledge and skill gained. This will go a long way in spreading the skill and knowledge gained to my fellow Zimbabweans. Hence defusing the notion of permaculture in Zimbabwe
16 UVDA Uganda UVDA will organise training sessions for staff members who will roll down the project through two international camps including local communities, national and international volunteers on practical activities. A documentary will be produced on the best practice of the project for both visibility and awareness raising, and we intend to conduct local workshops.
17 SCI CAT Spain Strengthen the local network related to the climate justice in order to increase the local hosting projects of international volunteering and enlarge the discussion in Catalan society.
18 SCI – SL Sri Lanka We will organize workcamps based on permaculture & bio construction and Climate change include the study sessions on these subject areas.
As well as we organize consultations for farmers on permaculture and bio construction for youth through our trained project participants.
19 ESTYES Estonia We will certainly continue organising more sustainable agriculture projects in Estonia hosting volunteers from all over the world there. Moreover, we can enrich them running awareness campaigns or organising local mini-training sessions reaching local communities and possibly involving experts we have met during the project. More ideas will come in the course of the project.
20 SES Foundation Argentina We will organise different activities:
Make a garden in the volunteer house to have our own vegetables or part of them in terms of making a more sustainable house.
Connect our training activities with Permaculture as one of the main issues, so that we can participate once a month in permaculture projects and provide trainings with our group of volunteers, which is made by more than 20 international volunteers and 100 members of the community where we work.
We can do a short film related to permaculture in Argentina.
Make a map of permaculture initiatives to connect them.
21 SJ France People participating to this project will be volunteers; active members of the organization in different regions were the organization is present. They will be able to share our practices (from the local implementation of the projects to the representation and participation at an international level) and to give feedbacks as well as implement follow up activities once back from the workshop. They will have space to implement the knowledge they will get from the workshop, to multiply them on the field with the volunteers hosted and other groups. They will also have the possibility to improve our workcamp leader training by adding a session on sustainable development, how to raise awareness during the workcamps. Afterwards the workcamp leaders will be able to implement workshops and other awareness raising activities on their workcamps.
22 ICYE Honduras Honduras ICYE Honduras wishes to follow up together with the local organisations TECHO Honduras and Hábitat para la Humanidad Honduras. TECHO Honduras is a non-profit organisation that mobilises volunteers to fight extreme poverty in Honduras by constructing transitional housing and implementing social inclusion programmes. Hábitat para la Humanidad Honduras (Habitat for Humanity) is a non-profit organisation which supports low-income families of Honduras to create a better habitat where they can live through a programme of credit and subsidies. ICYE Honduras has supported both organisations with voluntary services carried out by international and national volunteers. ICYE Honduras intends to identify members of our organisation who have experience in the construction sector to participate in this project’s training, and together with TECHO Honduras and Hábitat para la Humanidad Honduras, implement bioconstruction test areas in vulnerable population zones of Honduras. Both organisations have experience identifying and implementing social housing projects in Honduras. ICYE Honduras would contribute with the know-how acquired during this project’s training in order to do a “bioconstruction & sustainable social housing project” together with these two organisations, involving international and national volunteers.
23 SVI Mauritius For us, every workshop to be implemented. Something concrete which will definitely have a positive impact on the our local communities. We will engage to share what we have learnt in the communities where we work in order to encourage a greater awareness on the health benefits of using ancient techniques
24 CVS-Bulgaria Bulgaria We had a brainstorming of the team on possible follow-up activities and came up with ideas such as:
– organizing a workshop on the topic of Permaculture open to volunteers
– organizing one day or a weekend event in Vlahi Nature School – consisting of theoretical part about Permaculture and having a practice part in the garden
– supporting a development of a garden following the principles of Permaculture in a kindergarden or a school
– organizing an inspiring evening on Permaculture
– writing an article and sharing it through our channels
– delivering a thematic workshop during a workcamp in Vlahi Nature School
After knowing who will be the participant in the workshop during the preparation we will discuss what we thought of as well as their ideas for possible follow-up activities. Based on their willingness and in accordance with the needs of the project and our philosophy, we will plan and implement the follow-up activities.
25 CID Macedonia As a follow up activities we will organize workshops (people that we will send we plan to use them as multipliers and share their experience on local level)
Organize work camp on premature together with our partner organization from a rural area.
Campaign on raising awareness on Bioconstruction and healthy and sustainable materials
26 IAL Sweden Follow-up with reports from the workshop held in the Americas by the representatives participating in it, passing on the knowledge through online tools and inspiring locals to get involved in the activities in 2018-2019.
The activities would consist of ecobuilding workshop within Suderbyn Ecovillage on Gotland, Sweden (also the location of SCI Sweden’s office), hosting a group of 8 to 10 participants for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. The workshops will include theoretical and practical training and learning activities on sustainable materials and techniques through construction of either a residential or technical building within the Suderbyn ecosystem. Through active participation in the Suderbyn community the participant will also gain insight and experience on community living and participate in various local activities.
Suderbyn is expanding in its role as a local hub for local sustainable development and youth empowerment and the building will have an important function in this process of expansion.
27 Legambiente Italy Legambiente has been working on the thematic of bioconstruction for years. The association has a specific office dealing with efficiency in building and would like to exchange knowledge and good practices with other associations. Moreover, Legambiente implements several projects and surveys on the issue but it never involved voluntary activities yet; it is then interested in combining scientific knowledge with voluntary sector, enriching and improving its interventions in what is called Citizens’ Science.Legambiente will organise a specific workcamp in Northern Italy on efficiency building, with the aim of renovating a public building (a school or a youth centre) with efficiency methodology, and also aiming at giving the participants the skills on how to make a self-made renovation with efficiency standards
28 IVP Australia Since we have an ongoing local project in NSW state of Australia, we would like to use the results of this project to enhance our activities for the community such as organising weekend camps with the volunteers involving local stakeholders, organise informational events, and coordinate the annual international volunteer camp.
29 FEVI Ecuador We work directly in and with local communities, also with schools and universities and we would like to encourage the use of traditional techniques/. We can do this by working directly together with the schools themselves on alternative forms of construction or implementing school organic gardens. We will work to promote bio construction with the communities that we work, we often are involved in building projects and this course will allow us to have more information on traditional building techniques, why it is heathier for the communities and try to steer away from the use of modern ‘unhealthy’ materials
30 VAP (UK) United Kingdom Our UK partner mentioned above, the Othona Community already demonstrates commitment to sustainability with production of its own solar and wind powered electricity, construction of a residential building from straw and other natural materials and growing food for themselves. We have agreed with Othona that in 2019 we shall jointly host a one week residential event, along the lines of a seminar, workshop, training, bringing together practical demonstrations of sustainable agriculture/horticulture, low energy construction and green energy production.