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					    Education for Sustainable
Development and Green Economy
           innovation

           THE YOUTH AGENDA




        BY: MOSES OTIENO JAOKOO
                Problem Statement

 Poor land use planning
 Lack of a National Urban Development policy
 House hold food insecurity and Poor nutritional value for
  poor families and slum dwellers
 Declining agricultural land area whereas there is high
  population growth
 Declining forest cover thus increased impact of climate
  change at house hold level
 Poor Participation of youths in decision making involving
  Environmental conservation and management
            Challenges to these problems

 Variance between the National Land Policy 2009 and the
    Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Land and Environment
   Devolution of Government structures creating County
    government without a policy framework on urban
    Development
   Poor food storage facilities to cater for bumper harvest
    and low pricing of commodity crops thus making farming
    unattractive to youths.
   Urban expansion to rural areas thus delineating rural
    agricultural land to real estate development: The case of
    Coffee plantations in Kiambu in central Kenya region.
   Lack of political will to combat forest intrusion by human
    activities due to political considerations
                                  Objectives

 Develop strategies to educate students and youths on sustainable development and
    Green Economy innovations
   Build partnerships with grass root community based organizations, local
    authorities, corporate bodies and the Earth Charter
   Establish Green Parks in target schools to nurture tree nurseries, tree planting and
    practical education sessions on organic agriculture
   Champion Adopt-A-Tree Project within schools and youth groups in order to reach a
    target of 10 million trees planted by 2015
   Create Environment Champions Steward Awards to youths who champion Earth
    Charter principles in practice and have provided exemplary work on Adopt-A-Tree
    project and other environmental innovations
   Mentor focal environment youth leaders in various environmental segments to work
    as teams in building and creating grass root awareness on the Earth Charter.
   Develop a simple customized tool kit on sustainable development and the Green
    Economy to the various segments of our target group.
   Develop a Scholarship program to support schools and students who have adopted
    the earth charter and certification program
   Organize regular community service activities on tree planting, waste collection and
    innovative waste recycling methods
                            GOALS

 Plant 10 Million trees by 2015 within schools and community
    access areas
   Recruit 10,000 volunteers by 2015 to champion sustainable
    development and the Green Economy using the Earth Charter
    Principles
   Raise 10 Million Shillings by 2015 to support our country wide
    mobilization, awareness , education and community
    development programs
   Mobilize 10 Million Kenyan youths to sign the Earth Charter
    by 2015. We will target celebrities and VIPs also.
   Develop Mass Education Campaign slogans for media and pro
    bono advertisement targeting various youth segments: The
    Earth; our common habitat, Green is my roots, Green
    Education for a better world etc.
                         Plan of Action

 Use our current contacts on character education i.e. 120 schools
    across the country as our launching ground
   Organize a training of trainers in December targeting our key
    facilitators and sharing the Earth charter and other training tool
    kits.
   Develop a stakeholder data bank and organize a stakeholders forum
    early next year probably in February
   Develop a national implementation plan of action for the project
    together with stakeholders based on need assessment.
   Create a monitoring and evaluation team to support the field
    facilitators with impact assessment and on course project
    improvement strategies
   Develop a website and other social media sites to collect online
    petition and for social networking with other interested groups by
    January. This is also a strategy for project visibility.
                          LOG FRAME

 December 2011, TOT for 18 coordinators at YMCA hostels, Nairobi.
    Outcome: common plan of action for year 2012
   Development of a website by January 2012: outcome, create
    visibility to target groups and donors
   January: Planning for the Stakeholders strategy meeting
   February: First Stakeholders meeting: outcome, joint
    implementation strategies and partnership development
   March to April: Activity planning and time table scheduling for
    various activities within our program: outcome, calendar of
    activities development based on resources assessment
   May-June: Field visit to selected schools as pilot centers
   June: official launch of the program with stakeholders, partners and
    target group support
   July onwards program implementation according to the joint
    implementation plans and calendar of activities adopted.
                         Narrative Budget

 TOT workshop 2 days full board at YMCA, central hostels per person per
    day $ 45 by 18= $ 1620
   Transport reimbursement to youth coordinators per person $50 total =900
   Website development $500
   Operations and planning for stakeholders meeting $250 (materials
    development, communication, transport, hospitality).
   Stakeholders meeting est. cost for 12 persons $ 500
   Field training visits and schools and youth based organizations capacity
    building on sustainable development est. cost between February to June $
    500
   Educational Material Development and Production $ 1,500
   Laptops at least 5, 5 LCD Projectors, 5 digital cameras (if we can get even
    used ones as a donation from our partners we will appreciate)
   Official launching program: to be determined based on progress and
    resources assessment by march 2012
   Total preliminary budget: $ 5,320
                   Contact Details

 Sustainable Societies Forum (unregistered) P.O Box
  8948 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
 Moses Otieno Jaokoo (Founder and chairman): Alumni
  of the 2nd edition of the Earth Charter Youth
  Sustainability, ethics and Leadership training 2011,
  Candidate 2011 UNITAR, Diploma course in
  International Environmental Law, Current Chairman
  Youth Federation for World Peace Kenya, policy
  consultant in Environmental policy and Land rights
 Reference: Miss Nora Mahmoud, Earth Charter
  International

				
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