Project Description

Full Name:

“IVS for Climate Justice Don’t just say it! Do it! Volunteering to create a network of knowledge through ecological & sustainable practice.

Short Name:

IVS for Climate Justice

Overall project proposal

The White Paper for International Voluntary Service 2011-21, was at the basis of the analysis for this application.  This project is issued from a review of the White Paper in 2016 and the Plan of Action 2017-18, it seeks to provide new skills in the field of environment and sustainability whilst taking into account ways that the network can tackle poverty reduction and health promotion issues. The project uses the pre existing tool of the IVS for Climate Justice campaign which was set up in 2015 as a banner to highlight the actions of different IVS networks on environmental sustainability, and to emphasize the contribution of IVS to the attainment of the SDGs.

The project incorporates 5 phases:

  • Visibility/networking: Conference on the Role of IVS and Climate Justice including a Forum on this subject in UNESCO, Paris April 2018.

Different visibility events on each activity and the 70th anniversary celebrations of CCIVS through 2018

  • Workshops: practical and theoretical work

1 Bio-construction in Ecuador June 2018

1 Sustainable Food Production in India November 2018

  • Follow-up system: monitoring, impact measurement, online campus for 31 local projects in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Final Online interactive panel meeting with the Steering team to close the project.

  • Online Results: Global communication campaign. Collecting the impact measurement results and the reporting of the process from the local projects and diffusing them internally and externally
  • Sustainability: inviting external stakeholders to follow the process and to become engaged with the organisations

The project unites formal and non-formal education through the work with the Technological University of Santa Fe, Argentina expert in Bio-construction and cooperation with Universities for visibility events and Impact measurement correlation. 

The aims & objectives of this project are:

  • To develop IVS organisations’ youth workers and trainers capacity of acting as multipliers in their regions and in their organisations
  • To raise awareness of the work of the IVS network on Climate Justice and towards the attainment of the SDGs through providing spaces and data for visibility and networking on an international & local level
  • To strengthen participation in the global IVS network and connection between organisations who may also make part of different networks who would not normally work together (CCIVS acting as bridge between these networks) and with external stakeholders
  • To strengthen cooperation between the formal and non-formal education sectors
  • To enable IVS organisations to use monitoring & impact measurement tools
  • To create inclusive environments for young people with fewer opportunities from local communities, integrating them in the follow-up actions of the project
  • To revalorise traditional / alternative farming and construction techniques
  • To stimulate the development of innovative follow-up processes with online and offline tools which will remain in place once the project is over
  • To raise awareness about the effects unsustainable food production and housing and their contribution to Climate Change

Once the project is finished, we expect to have obtained the following results:

  • Recognition of the work of IVS in the field of environmental and sustainable development for Climate Justice and towards the attainment of the SDGs
  • Trained organisations on Bio-construction & Sustainable Food Production techniques according to their needs and local realities, working with local communities and particularly young people with fewer opportunities for sustainable community projects, providing vocational skills, supporting people to step out of poverty and/or to live a healthier lifestyle and to have a greater awareness of their ecological footprint
  • Organisations capable of implementing the monitoring and impact measurement tools, with the objective to attain concrete feedback for the organisations and the members which will serve to improve their projects
  • Increased synergies and development of partnerships between partners of the project and with external stakeholders
  • A refined and streamlined on-line training tool with offline elements which can service to support any organisation wishing to learn about sustainable & ecological production and building techniques
  • A model for the strategic follow-up with external stakeholders and a strategy for the sustainable follow-up to international projects
  • Developed communication materials/reports and manuals which can be used to approach stakeholders and implement a strategy for fundraising and specifically for human or financial resources support.

Steering and Expert Team

Partners will be accompanied during the activities and for 9 months after the last training has taken place by two experts. One in Permaculture from IVS Australia and another in Bio-construction from the Technological University of Santa Fe, Argentina.

We also invite a steering team to join the project – the team will meet via skype and follow up on the project during its duration, the proposal is that each representative of the team comes from a different IVS network as as such can ensure that information concerning the project is shared back to the network they are coming from.

Impact Measurement

In 2019 organisations will be expected to use the CCIVS Impact measurement tool, which will be sent out prior to the start of any foreseen projects with volunteers on the defined project sites related to the project. You will be contacted at a later date to define the specific dates that you will be running projects in so that the volunteers may respond to the questionnaires.

Impact measurement will support by giving feedback to your organisations about your local project and it will provide date to the Global IVS movement on Environmental projects which in turn support in raising visibility about our work.