How to act ?

Social mobilization, environmental education and network action

An environmental program of the dimension and complexity of Cultivando Agua Boa requires a strong and clearly defined base, which supports its work and ensures its longevity. It is necessary to draw a model.

The main axes adopted for the intervention in the communities are
social mobilization, environmental education and action network.

More Information :

Management Model

Management Programs

Participative Management

Environmental Management

Territorial Information Management

 

In practice, the implementation of the program is following those steps :

–     Selection of the micro-basin :

it is made from the dialogue with the community, the government and the local officials.

–     Community Awareness :

meetings and events that explain what the program is by alerting about the importance of correct environmental practices.

–     Creation of the Basin Management Committee :

it is formed by the representatives of the various socio-environmental programs, the representatives of the municipalities, regional and the federal government, the cooperatives, the trade unions, the social organizations, the universities, the schools and the farmers.

–     Workshop of the Future :

self-diagnosis process and planning by the community, established four step process :

. Wailing Wall

The whole community, polluters and polluted exhibits their frustrations, their critics, their fears and their environmental problems of all kinds.

. Tree of Hope

Participants express what they dream to for where they live.

. Forward Way

The remedial measures to set up in order to fulfill the dreams are defined.

. Waters Pact

The community, adults and children, local officials and the public power, sign an agreement for sustainability and a commitment to the protection of waters.

–     Conventions, agreements and terms of commitment :

after the Workshops of the Future and the signing of the Pact of Waters, the mayor and other partners sign agreements, and other agreements, that establish the conditions and counterparties to service the implementation of the corrective actions of the environmental liabilities.

–     Partnership budgets :

before the execution of actions, meetings are held with partners to establish budgets referring to the participation of each of them.

–     Future in the Present :

Awareness act made during and after project implementation, to awaken the attention and care provided to the natural heritage that has been restored to enhance the role of the Management Committee as a legitimate space for planning, monitoring and proposing actions for continuous improvement of the socio-environmental quality of watersheds.

It is precisely that commitment of those people, in each stage of the process, in every decision that is made, that awakens the sense of community and responsibility necessary for the success of actions.

The result of this methodology has been so positive that, at present, that much of the action are developing by themselves. The program is being transformed into a transformer movement by communities. The coordination team of Itaipu assumes the role of facilitator, partner and promoter.

The result of this methodology has been so positive that, at present, that much of the action are developing by themselves. The program is being transformed into a transformer movement by communities. The coordination team of Itaipu assumes the role of facilitator, partner and promoter.

Gateau micro-bassin

 

In addition to the management model, other innovative aspects were adopted :

–     Operation on the basis of a planning unit based on the nature (micro-basin management),
–     Correction of past mistakes and environmental liabilities without causing guilt,
–     Commitment of all other social, economic and political actors in the region,
–     And, above all, a systemic and comprehensive view of environmental issues, in which everything is related, inter-connected, and every small part is a great whole.

Micro-bassin

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