Inventory of Climate-related Environmental Education and Awareness Activities

ProCEEd, a Lao-German development cooperation project implemented by the Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has newly set-up an inventory of climate-related environmental education and awareness activities (CEEA) in Laos. In early 2013, substantial information and materials regarding activities related to climate change, natural resources, disaster management, and rural livelihoods were collected from a host of organizations.

 

The assessment which established the inventory involved stakeholders from government and mass organizations, academia, mass media, local and international NGOs who answered questions such as: What kind of activities did you implement? Who were the participants? What were the topics? What materials and resources were used and in which language? Organizations also shared materials such as TV or radio programs or spots, theatre drama and plays, materials for school programs and activities, books, brochures, posters etc.

 

An overview of the inventory is publicly available as to encourage the exchange and adoption of successful approaches to environmental education and communication in Laos. Selected information can soon also be accessed online at www.laos-proceed.com. Successful approaches can be identified, interesting activities can be selected and useful materials can be scanned for further use and exchange. The inventory comprises a total of 146 entries, each representing an activity implemented by one of more than 50 organizations. The media or materials that were used throughout these activities are available in Lao, English or ethnic languages. The topics covered in the activities are categorized under seven major headings: 1-General environment & water, 2- Air and water pollution, 3-Recycling & resource saving, 4-Forestry & eco-tourism, 5-Climate change, 6-Rural development, food security & nutrition, and 7-Other. A total of 19 different types of activities from trainings or workshops to community learning or drama performances are distinguished. The same can be done for media and materials from text books or posters to theatre plays or cartoons. It is also possible to look into the same activities under 10 different target groups and 18 geographic areas throughout Laos.

 

Results from the CEEA inventory will feed into ProCEEd’s environmental education and communication activities as the project aims at improving knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding environmental and biodiversity protection as well as climate change adaptation in Lao. To this effect, a wide range of national mass media, community communication channels and non-formal education activities are combined in a well-coordinated multi-year strategy supervised by MoNRE. ProCEEd’s focus for 2012-2014 is on areas in Sayaboury, Houaphan and Khammouane where other Lao-German projects related to climate change adaptation, forest and biodiversity protection are implemented.

 

ProCEEd will support this scope of measures through capacity development in all relevant fields of journalistic, communication and adult education skills in close cooperation with MoNRE and other strategic partners.

 

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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!