Germany Commits Two Environmental Education Vehicles to MoNRE

On 13 Nov, 2013 German Ambassador H.E. Robert von Rimscha handed over two environmental education vehicles to the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment represented by Director General Khampadith Khammounheuang. The 14-seater bus and eight-meter truck are put to use in non-formal environmental education activities as part of the Lao-German Cooperation Project ProCEEd - Promotion of Climate-related Environmental Education. The project is implemented by DEQP and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

 

Mr. Khampadith stated that “the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment truly appreciates this opportunity to facilitate educational events on environmental awareness on a regular basis. This is a first in Laos. We can now even go to remote areas to communicate our key message: Environment – We care today for tomorrow”. In his address at the International Cooperation Training Centre in Vientiane, H.E. Ambassador von Rimscha was confident that “these two vehicles will attract large audiences as they offer both information and entertainment in rural areas where environmental education is so much needed.” H.E. Ambassador von Rimscha stressed “Germany assists Lao PDR in finding the right balance between using and preserving the immense natural resources this country is blessed with.  This is only possible with the strong participation of an educated public.” ProCEEd supports national mass media and community communication channels to improve knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding the environment, biodiversity and climate change in Laos.

 

The environmental education bus and truck are ready to tour Vientiane Capital as well as Khammouane, Houaphanh and Sayaboury Province. Interior and exterior of both vehicles have been converted to accommodate non-formal environmental activities such as interactive games, role plays, song contests, debates or exhibitions. Large white screens fixed to the outside of the vehicles and complemented by multimedia systems allow movies, theatre plays or video clips and photos to be staged at schools or village community gatherings.

 

Both vehicles were purchased through Kolao. The total value of the German support for this is 2.33 billion kip. The vehicles are solar-powered, providing 4-5 hours of energy for the electronic devices installed. Sunlabob Renewable Energy, an enterprise specializing in off-grid renewable energy, was contracted to install solar panels on top of the standard bus and to adapt the solar energy system delivered with the custom-made truck. Kolao and Sunlabob agree to support ProCEEd in its efforts to put the vehicles to optimal use.


 

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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!