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EduClima by EduClima

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Help the farmers of the future in the Andes to prepare for the impact of the climate change


Description

Summary

Vision: For the farmer of the future in emerging markets it becomes a challenge to deal with the effects of climate change, in addition to the fact that he/she has to produce more than his/her parents. In the next years, the impact of these effects will continue to increase.

Mission: Through the EduClima program, we want to teach -in 5 years- 2.5 million students from 50.000 rural primary schools in emerging markets about climate and climate change. An internet-connected climate station will play an important role in achieving this. This station has a production cost of less then € 200, while the internet connectivity costs are € 3/year.


Is this proposal for a practice or a project?

Project


What actions do you propose?

  1. Developing and marketing of sensor stations that enables climate indicators to be registered on the Internet from any location in the Andes.
  2. Target phase: In the first phase, spreading knowledge about the impact of climate change, aimed at the agricultural sector in the Andes in general and on farmer’s children in the Andes in particular will be the focus of the program.
  3. Partner phase: In the second phase, we will teach a selection of the farmer's children about the highlights of climate smart agriculture in a one week workshop. The children who have shown most interest in working with the data of the climate station, will be invited to participate.
  4. Leader phase: In the third phase, a selection of the workshop participants will be offered a 2 year support program on the in- and outs- of climate smart agriculture.


Who will take these actions?

EduClima Foundation, based in Huaraz Peru


Where will these actions be taken?

Andes region


In addition, specify the country or countries where these actions will be taken.

Peru


Country 2

Tanzania


Country 3

Sri Lanka


Country 4

No country selected


Country 5

No country selected


Impact/Benefits


What impact will these actions have on greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

  1. When empowered and educated on climate change by child- friendly schools, children can reduce the vulnerability of themselves and their communities to risk and contribute to sustainable development.
  2. EduClima strives to increase agricultural production and the incomes of both men and women in rural areas in the Andes region who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.


What are other key benefits?

change agents

climate awareness


Costs/Challenges


What are the proposal’s projected costs?

peru

  1. preparation
  2. hardware
  3. installion costs 
  4. overhead

bolivia

  1. preparation
  2. hardware
  3. installion costs 
  4. overhead
  5.  

ecuador

  1. preparation
  2. hardware
  3. installion costs 
  4. overhead

 

 


Timeline

short term

medium term

long term


About the author(s)

Henk Smeenk

Joop van Boven

Eify Rios

 


Related Proposals

uitzoeken


References

Agricultural references

 

Educational references

 

Climate data references