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  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
    04/08/2015
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    Waste management is an endemic problem in Cairo. The megalopolis produces 15,000 tons of waste per day and its disposal has an important impact on inhabitantsÍ health and local environment. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission of knowledge were...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
    04/06/2015
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    At the foot of Mokattam, the "zabbaleens" have been living on the proceeds of waste sorting since 1949. In 2004, the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE) was created for the "zabbaleens" status to be recognised and monitored by the state. It aims to transform their work into a commercial enterprise, while improving living conditions and restoring dignity to their role. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
    04/06/2015
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    With UNESCOÍs help, a recycling school was opened to offer local children a basic education, teach them hygiene and provide practical training in order to turn recycling into a genuine trade with its own unique skills. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
    04/08/2015
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    Since the school has opened, over 350 children have learned to read, write and count using a personally adapted teaching method, which also instructs in the hygiene requirements and practical and commercial skills involved in recycling. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A recycling school in Cairo
    04/08/2015
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    Adham, aged 27, is typical of the new generation of young people trained at the recycling school. His diploma has taken him to work in the United Kingdom and United States. "My dream for the future is to create my own waste collection business to produce compost and recycle non-organic matter." UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
    12/09/2014
    CRISTOFANI/SIPA
    In Erquy, the port in Saint Brieuc, France, scallop fishing represents over 50% of port resources. To ensure the sustainability of their catch and maintain the townÍs vital resource, fishermen have been mobilising since the 1960s. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
    12/08/2014
    CRISTOFANI/SIPA
    Fishermen got together and elected to regulate fishing times, bringing in licences and quotas, and also defining norms for fishing vessels and catches. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission of knowledge were selected....

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
    12/08/2014
    CRISTOFANI/SIPA
    The difficult decision to reduce production to preserve this precious resource became a collective commitment which had significant repercussions on many families in the community. Fishing is effectively limited to two periods of 45 minutes per week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from October to May, and the number of licences was reduced by half. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
    12/10/2014
    CRISTOFANI/SIPA
    "If you take fishing away from Erquy, you remove two-thirds of the local economy. One job at sea creates seven to eight jobs on land. The regulations were drawn up in consultation with fishermen and at the fishermenÍs request." Marcel Gaudu, fisherman in Erquy UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
    12/10/2014
    CRISTOFANI/SIPA
    "Sustainable scallop fishing in Saint-Brieuc bay has existed for over 40 years. Past generations of fishermen realised the absolute necessary of preserving this resource." Richard Gaudu, fisherman UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission of...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - A commitment to sustainable fishing in Brittany
    12/10/2014
    CRISTOFANI/SIPA
    In this context, information and transmission have become essential. Frederic Bisson, a teacher in Erquy, has a role to play in promoting awareness about the fragility of the ecosystem among the townÍs children. To him it is vital that children understand the issues at stake in scallop stock preservation. "The aim is also that children can explain things to their parents that maybe their parents havenÍt understood." UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/20/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    The Nilgiris, or Blue Mountains, in the State of Tamil Nadu, became the first UNESCO biosphere reserve in India in 1986 due to its remarkable natural state. The area is inhabited by an aboriginal population, the Adivasis. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/20/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    For the Adivasis, education has a central role in the protection of their culture and land inherited from the elders. Transmitting and protecting this heritage are essential to them. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission of knowledge were...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/20/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    To assert their rights, the Adivasis in the Gudalur valley created the Action for Community Organisation, Rehabilitation and Development (ACCORD) group in 1985. The initiative led to the creation of a school, a hospital, and a tea plantation now managed by the community. UNESCO GREN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/20/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    Janaki teaches at the Vidyodaya School, founded by the Adivasis. Before the school opened, the Adivasis avoided school where they were often scapegoated or taught in a language that was not their own. This situation often led to teenagers as young as 13 marrying early. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/25/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    All the children in the valley are now schooled close to home in both their mother tongue and Tamil. Having a female teacher reassures the girls and they are able to share more than just their curriculum with her. The children learn about their cultureÍs crafts, songs, dances, clothing and plants. The elders also come to the school to share their knowledge and experience. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/22/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    Like the school, the Gudalur hospital, founded by the Adivasis, has considerably improved health conditions, especially for children and pregnant women. People have picked up new health and hygiene habits which have had a positive effect on daily living. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute,...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/22/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    At the Gudalur hospital, medical consultations are carried out in their language and endemic illnesses such as drepanocytosis are monitored. In 1991, with government aid, training of medical staff was implemented, leading to diplomas. Eight dispensaries have since been created guaranteeing access to healthcare for all. Parents have also been trained in childrenÍs nutrition. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/22/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    "In our community, we have nurses, pharmacists and lab assistants, but our real desire is that one of us will study and become a doctor. That is our dearest wish and we hope that itÍll become reality in the near future!" Indira, pharmacist at the Adivasi hospital in Gudalur. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - THE NILGIRIS BIOSPHERE RESERVE
    11/21/2014
    KARAT/SIPA
    The Adivasis have also created their own cooperative for growing and selling tea. After a voluntary campaign to plant 20,000 tea trees, the inhabitants of the valley set up Adivasi Tea Leaf Marketing. The cooperative guarantees a minimum retail price and income for growers. It also dispenses training in agronomy to encourage good farming practices. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
    06/01/2015
    GUILLAUME BRESSION/SIPA
    "With fifth-year students, we sew the seeds, then till the land by playing volleyball. Touching and being in contact with nature and animals helps us get a sense of the paddy fields and the environment." Yoshida Yoshihiro, teacher with the ñPaddy Fieldsî Association. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
    06/01/2015
    GUILLAUME BRESSION/SIPA
    The ESD Rice Project is a regional education initiative in sustainable development focusing on rice production. Schools in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand have been joined together into a network. Like the Oonuki school in north Japan, they share programs promoting best practices for rice production, a cereal that is essential fro the country, from the socio-economic, nutritional and environmental perspectives. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
    06/01/2015
    GUILLAUME BRESSION/SIPA
    The ESD Rice Project tackles a variety of issues related to sustainable development using rice as an example, issues such as consumption, production, biodiversity, natural risk prevention, water, and Genetically modified organism crops, among others. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
    06/05/2015
    GUILLAUME BRESSION/SIPA
    "I am now 65 years old. Preserving the environment has become something very important for the survival of man. The fact of implementing sustainable agriculture which does not waste energy, could help contribute to resolving the ecological problems everyone is talking about. The important thing is to use as little fossil fuel as possible, while cultivating and consuming local products." Chiba Tomio (on the left side of the picture), farmer, explains the rudiments of rice culture to young...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
    06/05/2015
    GUILLAUME BRESSION/SIPA
    "In our school the Rice Project is a long-term project, over four school years. The main part of the program involves 9 year-old kids. Children learn how to grow rice for one year. They help sew seeds, till the land, plant seedlings, remove weeds, harvest and thresh, and finally enjoy a tasting festival. Meanwhile, children also carry out field work about food, plants and animals to promote environmental awareness." Sato Hiroko, teacher UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION Using rice farming methods to teach environmental protection
    06/05/2015
    GUILLAUME BRESSION/SIPA
    "We want children to understand that agriculture is really important. We want them to be aware of the importance of the coexistence of man and nature. Experiencing something yourself helps you better appropriate it, understand it and think about solutions. I want to give children the chance to have fun and enjoy themselves while learning something bigger." Sato Hiroko, teacher UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Situated in northern Nicaragua, the Bosawas reserve was designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in 1997 for its rich diversity of plant and animal species. But since 2005, the reserve is facing serious threats from deforestation, pollution, and the disappearance of rare and endangered species. The indigenous Mayangna communities have a unique knowledge of the reserveÍs flora and fauna from centuries of inhabiting the region. Unfortunately this knowledge required for the preservation of...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/10/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Following the request from Mayangna leaders, the UNESCO program for Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) launched a project to record and save the knowledge of the Mayangnas as well as preserve their vision of the world. Between 2004 and 2010, UNESCO also worked in collaboration with Mayangna researchers and biologists to publish a book compiling their knowledge of fishes and turtles: a central element to the Mayangna way of life. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Education plays a key role in the preservation of the Mayangna culture and its transfer to future generations. In the village of Betlehem on the banks of the Pis Pis river, the community school welcomes approximately twenty students each day who travel long distances to take classes taught by village teachers and to obtain a deeper understanding of their culture. The school contributes to the appreciation of ancestral knowledge and the importance it represents in the balance between man and...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    With the help of the educational materials developed specially in conjunction with UNESCO, Jesus Devis Molina teaches classes on Mayangna culture: its founding myths, cosmology, relations between Mayangnas, fishes and turtles, etc. The classes are taught in the Mayangna language, following the bilingual education program initiated by the government to protect and safeguard the minority languages in Nicaragua. The themes of these classes and educational materials are a source of pride for the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    With the help of the educational materials developed specially in conjunction with UNESCO, Jesus Devis Molina teaches classes on Mayangna culture: its founding myths, cosmology, relations between Mayangnas, fishes and turtles, etc. The classes are taught in the Mayangna language, following the bilingual education program initiated by the government to protect and safeguard the minority languages in Nicaragua. The themes of these classes and educational materials are a source of pride for the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/13/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Women also play a key role in the preservation of Mayangna culture. Made from local plant fibres, bark cloth was once used for traditional costumes until the practice was abandoned towards the end of the 19th century. Today the Mayangna women have started working again with bark cloth in order to create traditional objects, which are important symbols of the Mayangna identity. The commercialization of these objects also allows women to acquire some autonomy through the creation of a new...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/13/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/13/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/13/2015
    FX RICHARD/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION-Promoting and transmitting indigenous knowledge
    04/09/2015
    JULIEN GASTELO/SIPA
    Research shows that educational systems that are culturally and linguistically adapted to the needs of indigenous peoples not only help to revitalize endangered languages and cultures, but also improve the general educational outcomes for children, including literacy levels and retention rates. Intercultural and bilingual education is helping the Mayangna people to revitalize traditional methods of natural resource management. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/15/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    In the struggle against desertification in the Sahel, 11 African countries joined together in 2004 to tackle a major ecological challenge via the ñGreat Green Wallî program. Its aim: to create a belt of plants of a variety of species across Africa from Dakar to Djibouti, i.e. over 7,000 km long and 15 km wide, while teaching local actors development and preservation methods. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/16/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    The desert date tree (Balanites aegyptiaca L. Delile) and other endogenous species like the acacia (Acacia senegal, Acacia seyal) and the jujube tree (Ziziphus mauritiana) were selected for their ability to adapt to the semi-arid climate. In Senegal, the KLORANE Institute, in partnership with The French National Centre for Scientific Research, initiates the planting of 10,000 desert date trees per year over six years. The species provide valuable plant protection and offer inhabitants a...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/14/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    Salif, a teacher in a school in Widou, a rural community in northern Senegal, has taken his role in the project to heart: "We get children to draw plants and we explain about them, so that children can understand their importance and utility in order to make them responsible for their environment." UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/14/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    The women of Widou take an active part in the reforestation process and are well aware of the issues. They also cultivate parcels of land and sell any surplus harvest at the market. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission of knowledge were...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/14/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    Ngadiel Ba?, a cattle farmer, learned how to preserve grazing pastures. He realized how desertification was making cattle feeding increasingly difficult. Now he knows the importance of tree in animalsÍ lives. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/15/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    We have to implicate local populations in the selection of trees and in the identification of plantation plots." Dr Aliou Guisse, lecturer in plant ecology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (Ucad). UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- A "Great Green Wall" against desertification
    08/16/2014
    ANNE-LAURE CAHEN/SIPA
    Aby, a medical student, offers medical consultations to villagers as part of the Great Green Wall summer universities. Students and lecturers from various fields - dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, agroforestry, ecology, sociology, and anthropology - meet up in Widou to share and pass on their skills. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
    11/10/2014
    MELTON/SIPA
    In the State of Mississippi in the US, Conservation Corps organises environmental restoration campaigns. In 2010, the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform led to a vast oil slick off the gulf of Mexico. The ensuing extensive mobilisation of the communities and their inhabitants eventually produced a youth training program to teach young people restoration and monitoring of an ecological equilibrium. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
    11/10/2014
    MELTON/SIPA
    Chris runs a Conservation Corps team. His mission is to evaluate erosion, water quality and the impact of the catastrophe. He makes local populations aware of the fragility of their ecosystem and passes on environmentalist skills to volunteer and often unemployed youths. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
    11/10/2014
    MELTON/SIPA
    Erica coordinates the Conservation Corps program for the ecological restoration of the gulf of Mexico. One of her main motivations is to turn young environmentalists into emissaries for their families and communities so as to promote awareness about the issues involved in the preservation of the gulfÍs ecosystem. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION- Restoration of the gulf Coast
    11/10/2014
    MELTON/SIPA
    Brandon is part of the new environmentalists trained by the Conservation Corps. Thanks to the program he now has a job and is proud to have a rewarding job that is vital for the preservation of the ecosystem. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE Institute, eight projects that illustrate this transmission...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
    03/10/2015
    SIMON BAKER/SIPA
    In Vanuatu Islands, the members of the Wan Smolbag Theatre NGO believe that performance arts can change the world. Here, they use theatre and film production to change peopleÍs behaviour in relationship to Fijian populationsÍ environment, health and citizenship and on the Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
    03/09/2015
    SIMON BAKER/SIPA
    Theatre plays are vectors of transmission, which tackle farming, fishing, food and health to educate populations about the advantages of balanced nutrition. The Wan Smolbag Theatre NGO has existed since 1989 and today employs 100 paid staff and 400 volunteers. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO, SIPA PRESS and the KLORANE...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
    03/09/2015
    SIMON BAKER/SIPA
    "The use of theatre has a special significance for the people of Vanuatu, with their oral culture. Thanks to theatre, we can tackle sometimes complex and difficult problems enabling people to get involved in a meaningful way." Michael Taurakoto, Chief Executive Officer at Wan Smolbag Theatre UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In partnership with UNESCO,...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
    03/09/2015
    SIMON BAKER/SIPA
    Apart from artistic activities, the NGO offers a range of more classical educative activities. On the program: the necessity to protect turtles and the coral reef, the struggle against domestic violence and gender equality. The prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV and AIDS, is fully addressed. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In...

  • UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
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    UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION - Performing arts to change behaviour
    03/10/2015
    SIMON BAKER/SIPA
    As elsewhere around the world, diabetes and hypertension are on the increase in the Pacific. The Wan Smolbag Theatre NGO has thus put nutrition on the agenda and created a pantomime about food. A nutrition centre also offers young people workshops in the use of local herbs and how to produce their own food. UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is highlighting the men and women who work throughout the world towards the transmission of true knowledge that contributes to sustainable development. In...