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Schools and climate change icc - regional consultation

  1. 1. International Climate Challenge KENYA Greig Whitehead, Programme Manager, Kenya Njeri Kuria, Programme Officer, ICC South, Kenya Inspiring action on climate change
  2. 2. ICC is a programme for secondary students that focuses their minds on the challenge of climate change. ICC connects school to community and inspires action on local environmental concerns.
  3. 3. ICC Regions and School Clusters Turkana ICCWest ICCEast Mandera Nyahururu Nanyuki Meru Koibatek Nakuru North Embu Kakamega Karima Nakuru Garissa Kisumu Thika Matuu Naivasha Kitui Narok Kiiiiii Nairobi Kisii Mombasa Kajiado ICCSouth
  4. 4. What does ICC help schools and students to do?
  5. 5. Cascading the Programme Ministry of Education – support from national, provincial and district levels Civil Society Organisations – collaboration to support school & community work NEMA – support and cooperation at national, provincial and district levels School principals – commitment and support from the head of school School Teachers – two teachers with commitment to the sustainability agenda School Students – student group interested in environment/community issues School Community – ICC group to reach out and impact on whole school School and Local Community – interaction, understanding and action
  6. 6. Climate Change Continuum (the angry snake!) Decreasing Rains Higher Temperatures Disappearing glaciers Drying Rivers Soil Erosion (Deforestation) Less Crop & Animal Production Siltation of Waterways Higher prices Increase of Pests & Diseases Human-Human Conflict Human-Wildlife Conflict
  7. 7. Action in ICC schools (taming the angry snake)
  8. 8. Changemaker No 1 YOUth! Inspiring action on climate change
  9. 9. Four Sustainable Development Themes WATER ENERGY WASTE FOOD
  10. 10. School Project CRITERIA 1. Connection to Climate Change 2. Sustainability 3. Research 4. Greater school and community awareness 5. Creativity and innovation 6. Devised and developed by students 7. Local-Global links 8. Meeting national/international strategies 9. Reporting 10.Tree planting (mandatory)
  11. 11. School Leavers ICC ICC SCHOOL SCHOOL COMMUNITY COMMUNITY ICC CLIMATE ACTION ICC SCHOOL SCHOOL TEAM COMMUNITY COMMUNITY ICC ICC SCHOOL SCHOOL
  12. 12. CATs involvement and action points Inspiring ICC schools groups to positive action on climate- related challenges Researching and developing income-generating projects Developing community awareness on climate change and strengthening climate resilience Building capacity and skills as a resource for Disaster Risk Management Developing community-based centres that advocate innovative ways of addressing climate change
  13. 13. Inspiring action on climate change The International Climate Challenge programme is administered in Kenya by ERMIS Africa

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