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Tag: Climate Action

Education for building climate hazard resilience in Rwanda

This project explored the links between education, climate action and sustainable communities. It aimed to understand current gaps in formal education provision around climate-related challenges on lives and the economy in rural Rwanda.  The project…
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First we eat! Mobilising early childhood development centres to develop agency for growing, eating and sharing healthy food

In 2016, the South African Demographic and Health Survey reported that 27% of children under age 5 are stunted, 3% are wasted, and 6% are underweight. In the small city of Makhanda, these statistics may…
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Tipping the social learning scale in favour of sustainable land justice for women who are land dispossessed and those from mining towns

This project sought to explore, enhance and transform the social learning of women in rural and landless contexts who were engaged in agroecology and fishing as a livelihood but faced barriers of hostile industrial companies and an unfriendly learning atmosphere. It investigated the shift in the impact…
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Uncanny Lore: transgressive learning in the legal sovereignty of Indigenous legal practitioners for sustainability and climate action

 The Uncanny Lore project investigated transgressive learning approaches and situated itself in the thematic area of Education and Sustainable Livelihoods with a contribution to climate action through extra-legal approaches. The main aims were to seek inspiration,…
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Sustainable nutrition for climate action: enablers and barriers to shifting to more sustainable food choices

Healing is in the Pot is centered on learning actions around sustainable food choices and how these can make a positive contribution to climate action, as well as enabling people to live healthier lives. We put…
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Reframing climate messaging for mobilising youth in Cape Town

Cape Town youth face high unemployment, low service delivery and challenges of poverty and violence and so often have little opportunity to relate to the need for urgent climate action. Additionally, the language of climate…
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Citizen sciences: generating GeoStories as epistemic maps

The Citizen Science GeoStories project is a collaborative and co-engaged research project which intended to support three citizen science projects to (re)stor(y) their knowledge work from a decolonial, post-abyssal perspective (after Santos). We drew the…
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The meaning of sustainable development in Somaliland

  Somaliland’s environment has been severely degraded due to decades of civil strife, and degradation is still being exacerbated by the lack of a fully recognised Government, lack of adequate law enforcement and global processes…
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Sustainable technical and vocational education and training

Not much has been written about Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the context of East Africa. The more general scholarship on TVET has at its heart the concept of just transition from…
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Education for sustainable development: Continuing Professional Development for teachers

The main aim of this project was to generate new knowledge about engaging teachers with sustainability issues in a low-resource context; the overall research question being: ‘What is the meaning of Education for Sustainable Development…
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Using arts-based approaches to dialogue issues of sustainable development in Rwandan high schools

This project started from the assumption that policies and programmes developed in relation to poverty reduction and gender promotion are often viewed and evaluated from the perspective of adults. Thus, the voices of young people…
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Promotion of school gardens through Junior Farmer Field Learning Schools approach to improve school feeding in twelve years basic education schools in rural areas of Rwanda

By looking at the different problems facing the school feeding programme in Rwanda, this project sought to investigate how the school kitchen gardening model can improve the school feeding programme by increasing food production within…
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Eco-schools as a tool for integrating sustainable development and climate action within the competency-based curriculum in Rwanda

The project, completed by The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), was instrumental in bringing together more than 340 education actors including teachers, students, and parents as well as district education partners and Rwanda Basic Education…
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Nomadic pastoralists and the path to sustainability: the case of livestock enclosures

The purpose of this research project was to co-produce knowledge between scientific and pastoral communities about the economic and environmental impact of livestock enclosures, and the possible creation of alternative sustainable enclosures for nomadic rural communities…
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Climate action in context: learning from the creation of an indigenous language extracurricular course 

This project sought to generate new knowledge about how to contextualise climate action in the Horn of Africa. This contextualisation is vital, because, if people are to understand the climate crisis and press for action…
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Green City

Green Garowe was a research project implemented by Puntland State University in collaboration with Garowe local residents and Garowe local government from December 2021 to August 2022. The project aimed at investigating the effective and…
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Model Eco School in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa has been affected by recurrent climatic shocks. Climate change and its risks have exacerbated temperatures, extended droughts, floods, cyclones, torrential rains, and biodiversity loss. Unfortunately, schools are heavily affected by these…
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Leadership towards a sustainable circular economy in the Horn of Africa

Circular economy (CE) is a sustainable development strategy that tackles urgent environmental degradation and resource efficiency. CE has 3R principles to optimise use of the materials: reduce energy and resource extraction, reuse materials over and over again and finally, recycle…
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The utilisation of school food gardens as educational transformation agent to achieve community-wide sustainable livelihoods

The School Food Garden (SFG) project aimed to establish gardens at three schools in Siyabuswa. The SFGs pedagogical potential was explored together with teachers. The project sensitised the different school communities about SFGs and the need for…
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The ‘One Child, One Tree’ project: creating children's forests to promote social harmony and tackle climate change

The ‘One Child, One Tree’ (Mwana Tera Igiti) project has made great strides towards promoting social harmony and tackling climate change. ‘One Child, One Tree’ aims to improve children’s relationship with the natural environment; improve…
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