Short-Term (few weeks/months)
This is an annual project taking place in two countries - Tanzania and Kenya.
Climate change is one of the most general threats to peace and security worldwide at this moment. However it has been obvious that not many people would list this as a key factor in international relations and domestic welfare. Climate change touches all areas of security, peace building, and sustainable development. The impacts of climate change are already adversely affecting vulnerable communities, as well as stretching the capacities of societies and Governments. Climate change is best understood as a ‘threat multiplier’, i.e. something that interacts with existing pressures (such as social conflict, economic inequality, large-scale migration, or competition for resources) and further compounds these issues—increasing the likelihood of instability or violent conflict. Peace & Climate change project is aiming to increase awareness and make contribution to the projects that support environmental sustainability.
Kenya: The first two weeks the project will be hosted in Kenya by a community based organization founded in 2011 to champion environmental awareness with forestry as key concern. The project was established by members of the local community with the aim of empowerment for the less fortunate members in the quest to tackle development challenges at the grassroots. Its major focus is on environmental concern to mitigate the effects of climate change and foster intercultural education among the local community. Activities will include:
• Agro forestry that will include tree planting
• Preparation of tree nurseries and weeding
• Landscaping and tending to bamboo trees in the natural habitat
• Clean up activities
• Naming of trees
• Home visits, Intercultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges.
Tanzania: Volunteers are expected to participate in the following outlined activities in their time in Tanzania:
• Mangrove trees planting: Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land. Despite these benefits there has been destruction of mangrove forests and harvesting practices which are not sustainable.
• Environmental cleaning and waste management: Participating in community clean-up events and managing the waste in the community. This will be developing waste sites and demonstration on how to separate garbage.
• Environmental education: Sensitization of environment care as a means of maintaining peace and security. This will be done through creative means including sports, arts, music and exhibitions.
Project dates: July 17 - August 17, 2018
For more information and other available projects in Kenya, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-kenya
Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-tanzania
CADIP International Volunteer Program: http://cadip.org
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Please visit: http://cadip.org for more information.
Call in USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400
Call in Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400