Description/achievement of initiative
The Eco-Schools and Tanam 100000 Bibit! are one of the IGAF Eco-projects which proposed to tackle climate change and to advance environmental awareness of children, youths and local communities. The project comprises two pivotal agenda, Eco-Schools and Tanaman 10000 Bibit!, which will be held at Jepara and Bogor Regency, Indonesia. Environmental educations notably about climate change will be given to children early whereas the action will be in form of planting 100000 tropical tree seedlings. Targeted participants of the project are about more than 500 participants with monthly project executed. Kindly refer this Fanpage for the detail: https://www.facebook.com/IndonesianGreenActionForum.
The methodology used to execute the project is by giving direct education and action to the ground. The program will be generally implemented in Jepara and Bogor Regency, Indonesia with targeted participants as much as more than 500 persons. The projects will be conducted on September 2015 to September 2016. There will be more than 5 schools and a university engaged, such as SD N 2 Jambu, SD N 4 Jambu, SD N Bojong, SD N Cihideung Ilir, SD N 2 Srobyong and Bogor Agricultural University. The executors of the project will be the IGAF Standing Boards with assistance of children, youths and local communities around the sites of the project. Particularly, the leader of the project will be handled by IGAF standing boards (IGAF SBs) with IGAF members as executors. Education will be given to targeted participants in form of environmental educations, including climate change, agriculture, forestry, fishery, biodiversity and so forth. The education will be infiltrated in school curriculum in which IGAF have been appointed to teach the students each Saturday. Besides education, actions will be the most important ways as the important way for actualizing their initiatives of being come true. Reviewing the previous experience, IGAF always commit to tackle environmental problems by acting on the ground. IGAF conducts their actions through planting seedlings, cleaning rivers, restoring mangrove forest, making creativity and so on.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
This project will easily to be transferred and expanded to other sites. In this project, we always consider the applicability, affordablity, capability and cheapness of the execution. In this project, capacity-building of local communities and youths will be enhanced through giving training. The training will be focusing on how to gain local income through this project. For instance, IGAF will choose fast growing and multipurpose species of trees to be planted and cultivated. So after mature age of the trees, local communities can extract the non-wood and wood products. Technology used in planting tree seedling is by means of silviculture technology. This technology helps produce tree with big diameter and long stand with many knots/branches. This technology will be integrated with agroforestry system. Agroforestry is an integrated technology combining agriculture and forestry which help increase biodiversity and improve livelihood. Both silviculture and agroforestry are the best technologies which should be implemented and wide-spread. And, IGAF has used the technology for helping environment and local communities.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
In the project, we will collaborate with 9 major international organizations which are YUNGA Food and Agriculture of the United Nations, UNEP TUNZA Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network, UNESCO Sandwatch Foundation, UNESCO Jakarta; SEAMEO BIOTROP, GEF Small Grants Programme UNDP, World Youth Foundation, Young Professional for Agriculture Development and Eubios Ethics Institute. These organizations will support financially and non-financially. The executor of the project is directly the IGAF members with assistance of local school and communities engaged. Sophisticated academicians are also engaged to help succeed the completion of the project. Like prior execution, we always report the result of the execution to our partners (these above organizations) with mutual feedbacks as indispensable evaluation. As execution of the project, we will carry out monthly in the targeted schools and certain abandoned or degraded sites. Children, youths and local communities are engaged to restore and rehabilitate the sites, and subsequently the management of the completion will be delivered by IGAF members in collaboration with the participants. Previous experience gained, IGAF got free tree seedlings from Department of Cultivation and Nursery, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The institution gives voluntarily because the project which have been conducted in conjunction with the program of the Ministry, namely Plant One Billion Tree Seedlings!. The receivers of the benefit of the program are the participants, local authorities, IGAF and IGAF partners.
* Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA)
* Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO)
* UNEP TUNZA Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network (SEAYEN)
* Sandwatch Foundation
* United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
* SEAMEO BIOTROP
* GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme
* World Youth Foundation
* Young Professional for Agriculture Development
* Eubios Ethics Institute