Second Lao Environmental Awareness Study on its Way

In late 2012, ProCEEd conducted a first-ever comprehensive environmental awareness (KAP) survey among villagers and urban decision makers in Vientiane, Khammouane, Huaphan and Sayaboury. As a follow-up, the project launched a post-KAP on 21 Nov, 2016 that started with a 3-day training on interview and focus group discussion techniques for 20 participants from different departments and levels of MoNRE. Its purpose is to compare results from 21012 with the ones from 2016 in order to see whether any gains in knowledge, attitude or practice changes can be observed that can be attributed to achievements the project has had regarding environmental education and communication activities.

 

Interviews will again focus on what respondents know, feel and do regarding climate change and the environment. The questionnaire was revised in minor ways to adopt aspects related to the projects' environmental education and communication activities in 2013-2016 while upholding the compatibility of results. More than 1,300 respondents will be addressed in individual interviews in 54 villages as well as district and provincial capitals of the mentioned provinces, and the capital city Vientiane. In addition, villagers will also discuss environment-related questions in focus group discussions (FGDs) of men and women, young and old.


On 28 Nov to 1 Dec, and 5-9 Dec 2016, the study was implemented in the Houaphanh and Sayaboury Province. During 2-6 Jan and 9-13 Jan 2017, the survey will be continued in Khammouane and Vientiane. Respondents' inputs collected from questionnaires and FGDs will be entered into a a computer so that all data can be processed and analyzed. An interpretation of final results is expected to be published not before March 2017.


A KAP survey is a representative study of a specific population to collect information on the knowledge (K), attitudes (A) and practices (P) in relation to a specific topic, in this case environment, biodiversity and climate change. It is expected that this KAP survey will identify knowledge gaps, cultural beliefs, and behavior patterns of ProCEED’s target groups in relation with climate change, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. Factors that influence behavior, reasons for attitudes held, or motivations regarding how and why target groups engage in certain practices relevant to climate change, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection will also be under investigation. In addition, an assessment of media, education and communication processes, and information sources will assist ProCEEd in finding out whether its 2013-2016 measures to improve knowledge, attitudes and practices were effective.

 

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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!