Environmental Tours 2016-2017 PDF Print E-mail

In order to be able to implement non-formal environmental education activities, ProCEEd has purchased a 14-seater bus and an eight-meter truck which serve as environmental education vehicles. Ever since the end of 2013, these environmental vehicles regularly go on tour in Vientiane Capital as well as the Khammouane, Houaphanh, Sayaboury and, since mid 2015, Bolikhamxay Province. Inside the vehicles, a 32” flat screen with audio system allows for watching environmental movies. The truck offers additional facilities for traveling exhibitions, playing interactive games and engaging in other non-formal environmental education activities.


A large white screen can be fixed on to the outside of the vehicles so that movies can also be screened by means of a mobile projector and a computer-assisted multimedia system including speakers and microphones. Activities mainly take place outside of the bus, e.g. meetings, games, theater performances, movie screenings, learning and radio listening groups, exhibitions etc. The vehicles are solar-powered providing approximately 4-5 hours of energy for the electronic devices installed in and outside the vehicles.


The Environmental Tours are implemented by two different teams: One team addresses government line agencies and mass organizations in the respective provincial and district capital cities of the three provinces concerned, the other team tours 15-20 target villages in a particular district. While the 'government team' typically conducts two 3-hour programs per day, the 'village team' works with school children, village authorities and the adult population of a community for a whole day. Both teams use an infotainment approach, combining information with entertainment, e.g. a 30 min theatre play based on a common outline and script that focuses on the Environmental Tour topics. But other than that, the methods used by the two teams are different.


The 'government team' relies on more factual information, e.g. a series of posters (10 FACTS on Forest Protection  FACTS 1-2 FACTS 3-4 FACTS 5-6 FACTS 7-8 FACTS 9-10). The 'village team' uses games, songs, drawing contests and exercises with the children, and Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) tools like transect walks, historical trends or focus group discussions with the adults. In the evening, the results from the contests and discussions are presented in a village gathering where also the theatre play is performed and a video about the day of activities in the community is screened.


For 2017, a draft tour program is currently being prepared and will be presented here soon.


In 2016, the environmental bus and truck again toured about 80 villages and numerous district and provincial capitals in the Khammouane, Houaphan, Sayaboury and Bolikhamxay provinces.


Timeline

Locations

Target Groups

Topics

2016

9-17 Jan

Houaphanh

Government tour to Sam Neua and Houameang District

Biodiversity Conservation

23 Jan - 1 Feb

Khammouane

Village tour to Boaulapha District

Biodiversity Conservation

31 Jan - 6 Feb

Khammouane

Government tour to Thakek and Baoualapha

Biodiversity Conservation

27 Feb - 11 March

Houaphan

Village tour to Houameang District

Forest Protection & Natural Disasters

14-18 March


Houaphan

Government tour to Sam Neua and Houameang District

Forest Protection & Natural Disasters

28 March - 10 April

Sayaboury

Village tour to Phiang District

Forest Protection & Natural Disasters


24-30 April

Sayaboury


Government tour to Sayaboury and Phiang District

Forest Protection & Natural Disasters


8-22 May

Khammouane

Village tour to Boaulapha District

Forest Protection & Natural Disasters


23-28 May

Khammouane

Government tour to Thakek and Baoualapha

Forest Protection & Natural Disasters

5-18 June

Bolikhamxay

Village tour to Thapabath, Paksan, Pakkading District

Waste Management


24 Sept - 9 Oct
(tentative)

Houaphan

Village tour to Houameang District

Wildlife Conservation

8-16 Oct
(tentative)

Houaphan

Government tour to Sam Neua and Houameang District

Wildlife Conservation

23 Oct - 5 Nov
(tentative)

Sayaboury


Village tour to Phieng District
Wildlife Conservation

19-30 Nov
(tentative)

Khammouane

Village tour to Boualapha District

Wildlife Conservation

4-10 Dec
(tentative)


Khammouane

Government tour to Thakek and Boualapha

Wildlife Conservation

11-24 Dec
(tentative)

Bolikhamxay

Village tour to Thapabath, Paksan, Pakkading District

Waste Management


| Tour Program 2015 - 2013 |

Timeline

Locations

Target Groups

Topics

2013

August

September

(2-3 weeks)

Vientiane Capital

High schools

Climate Change

September

October

(1 week)

Khammouane

Provincial and District Ministries and Mass Organisations in Thakek and Boualapha District

Co-Management of Protected Areas

October

November

(5-6 weeks)

Khammouane

selected villages in Boualapha District

Co-Management of Protected Areas

November

(1 week)

Houaphanh

Provincial and District Ministries and Mass Organisations in Xamneua and Houameang District

Forest Protection

November

December

(5-6 weeks)

Houaphanh

selected villages in Houameang District

Forest Protection

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NEWS

Second Survey on Environmental Awareness in Laos

As a follow-up to the 2012 KAP survey, ProCEEd launched a post-KAP in November 2016. It will compare results from 2012 with the ones from 2016. More...

Comic Book and Illustrations on Wildlife Conservation

ProCEEd published a comic book and a series of illustrations on wildlife conservation used on the 2016 Environmental Tour. More...

Training on Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

ProCEEd trained journalists from radio stations in Khammouane and Houaphan on environmental radio program productions. More...



ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!