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Education - Awareness-raising

Environment and Sustainable Development Education center: ECO-TIZNIT

The promotes aims to promote sustainability and scientific mediation in the field of climate change it also aims to raise awareness to local communities.

An initiative of RARBA (Network of Associations from the Biosphere Arganeraie Reserve)

Overview of the project

The project focuses on the promotion of sustainable development values as well as scientific mediation in the field of climate change and for elected officials, technicians, local authorities, associations and organizers of environmental clubs of schools in the province of TIZNIT. Also, the project aims to raise awareness to local actors on human action in relation to climate change that is not inevitable but a fact we must take into account when developing CAMPs (municipal action plan) for better preservation of the arganeraie (recognized by UNESCO as an international heritage).
Objective

Reinforcing local actors' capacities on sustainable development.

Level of progress

Pilote operation, experimentation

Quantitative results
  • 10 local authorities took into account the climate in their PAC
  • 15 schools have scheduled activities for environmental education
  • 20 associations have completed trainings on creating sustainable projects and a rational management of natural resources
Qualitative results
  • Climate change is a reality caused  by humains
  • sustainable and rational management of natural resources in the RBA (arganeraie area) could save the ecosystem
  • environmental trainings and especially the promotion of sustainable development and scientific research values in schools will guarantee a sustainable management of the Arganeraie area.
Financing

Finance from partners of ECO-TIZNIT: - the ministry in charge of sustainable development - council of the TIZNIT province - TIZNIT council

About the
organisation

RARBA (Network of Associations from the Biosphere Arganeraie Reserve)

website
Abdellah AHJAM
Coordinator
ahjam60@yahoo.fr
00212 667600835
RARBA is a network of sustainable development associations in the RBA "Biosphere Arganeraie Reserve) coming from 7 provinces around Arganeraie:
  • TIZNIT
  • SIDI IFNI
  • CHTOUKA AIT BAHA
  • TAROUDANT
  • AGADIR IDAOUTANAN
  • INZGAN AIT MELLOUL
  • ESSAOUIRA).
RARBA's goal is to activate its role of animation and advocacy on sustainable development in RBA in a participative framework and while building partnerships.