SEM – Smart Approaches for Environmental Management
Funder CISU, DKK 994.126
Project period 1.7.22-30.6.23
Projektet er et pilotprojekt, der implementeres på 5 primary schools i Soroti. Projektet er inspireret inspireret af et andet miljøprojekt,vi gennemfører på 20 Secondary Schools i det samme område.
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Projektbeskrivelse på engelsk:
The main purpose of the intervention is to enhance long term transformation of Teso region’s environment for a green economy by grooming and nurturing primary school pupils in environmentalism. The project aims to promote green economy through grooming and nurturing primary school pupils in Soroti city in principles of sustainable development. In order to do this, the intervention is aiming to pilot in five primary schools in which school staff and community members work together to take on the responsibility of pointing young ones in the right direction.
The conceptual foundation of the green economy recognises the importance of intertwining economic development and environmental management1. “It is a dynamic process of economic transformation in the direction of low-carbon development, increasing resource efficiency and well-being of the population by usage of technologies and innovations that create new jobs while reducing environmental risks in the long term2”. It therefore lays firm grounds for a sustainable and more stable growth in the future. By grooming and nurturing pupils in these principles, preparation is made for advocacy and implementation of green economy principles. The project also introduces a concept of School and Community Environmental Committees (SCECs) who will be trained and tasked with the role of instilling principles of a green economy in the society’s primary school.
The project has been developed with the assistance of local leaders and school administrators from Soroti city. During the leaders’ awareness seminars for the Clean Environment Initiative Project (CEIP) 2 that took place in November 2020, leaders from the district, city, secondary schools, divisions and sub-counties suggested that a project targeting primary schools should be developed. Herein lay the birth of the project idea. Their reasons for the project included utilisation of the land available to primary schools which could provide suitable grounds to planting tree woodlots. By planting more woodlots, they added, the city and district would have green spaces that would reduce the effects of erosion within the city, evapotranspiration rates and increase in soil humidity and general land productivity within Soroti and beyond.
It introduces a concept of School and Community Environmental Committees (SCECs) who will be trained and tasked with the role of instilling principles of sustainable development in the society’s primary schools