Inventory on Climate-related Environmental Education in Laos

In early 2013, ProCEEd set-up an inventory of climate-related environmental education and awareness activities in Laos. Results from the inventory will feed into ProCEEd's environmental education and communication activities.


The inventory comprises a total of 146 entries, each representing an activity implemented by one of more than 50 organizations. The media or materials that were used throughout these activities are available in Lao, English or ethnic languages. The topics covered in the activities are categorized under seven major headings: 1-General environment & water, 2-Air and water pollution, 3-Recycling & resource saving, 4-Forestry & eco-tourism, 5-Climate change, 6-Rural development, food security & nutrition, and 7-Other. A total of 19 different types of activities from trainings or workshops to community learning or drama performances are distinguished. The same can be done for media and materials from text books or posters to theatre plays or cartoons. It is also possible to look into the same activities under 10 different target groups and 18 geographic areas throughout Laos.


The database and the report concerning the inventory is publicly available through the ProCEEd office as to encourage the exchange and adoption of successful approaches to environmental education and communication in Laos. Selected activities from the inventory can also be retrieved from the list below. Interested users can also apply the general 'search' function on this website to find interesting activities and useful materials on institutions, topics, target groups, media, and location.



Film Productions on Education for Sustainable Development, PADETC


Dok Lao Media Service as a part of PADETC, the Participatory Develop­ment Training Center, has been producing 3-5 films per year on education for sustainable development (ESD) since 1992. An additional 30 films developed by students and external producers were supported by Dok Lao. The length of the films range from 1-40 minutes. They cover topics such as forest conservation, biodiversity, local knowledge, pesticides, and climate change. More...



RARE Social Marketing Campaign, WCS


RARE, an international NGO, organized a social marketing campaign in villages in Nam Kading National Protected Area. The campaign on behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society started with surveys of forest resources and villagers' attitudes to conservation. Subsequently, promotion and educational materials were developed, and educational tours were conducted in 22 villages where music and cultural events were staged and the material was distributed. More...



Animal Protection Zones in Villages, ECCDA


Shrimp, fish, and animal protection zones are set up in 5-6 villages with a focus on Buddhist values and the involvement of monks. The process is started with a survey of the protection zone to be established and its resources. A 3-4 days Buddhist blessing ceremony puts the activity in a cultural context. Finally, village regulations are developed and signed by district authorities who are also responsible for the enforcement of the regulations. More...



Organic Community Gardens Protect Village Forest, GCDA


Financed through a small GEF fund, organic community gardens were established in the Pak Ngeum District that cultivate plants for natural dyes used in silk production. This is combined with village forest protection efforts.  A private stakeholder is continuing the natural dye production. Similar initiatives are carried out in Viengsay, Houaphanh and Sangthong Districts and Vientiane Capital in cooperation with the Lao Handicraft Association. More...



TV Documentary "Tackling Climate Change in Laos", GIZ


Indigenous groups, elephants and the climate all benefit from efforts implemented by the Lao-German Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation Program (CliPAD) in two National Protected Areas in Khammouane and Sayaboury. A TV documentary for GLOBAL IDEAS by Deutsche Welle covers how the livelihood of many rural communities is closely linked to the forest, and how the community is learning to protect its most precious resource. More...



Community Theatre on Forest Protection, CAMKID


CAMKID is a group of community theatre actors who cooperate with volunteers in partner villages. They use community role play and drama on forest protection and social issues, etc. CAMKID writes the drama, which is performed either as a 'farmer school' with different modules each day over a week, or as a travelling performance on a specific topic. CAMKID cooperates with environmental organizations, and performs in Lao, Khmu, Hmong, and Lamet languages. More...


 

NEWS

Second Survey on Environmental Awareness in Laos

As a follow-up to the 2012 KAP survey, ProCEEd launched a post-KAP in November 2016. It will compare results from 2012 with the ones from 2016. More...

Comic Book and Illustrations on Wildlife Conservation

ProCEEd published a comic book and a series of illustrations on wildlife conservation used on the 2016 Environmental Tour. More...

Training on Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

ProCEEd trained journalists from radio stations in Khammouane and Houaphan on environmental radio program productions. More...



ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!