Karnali Climate Action Education Program: Sustainable Development through Conservation Education at Karnali Province

WCN/NPP | January 01, 2021

Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN)’s “Karnali Climate Action Education Program” (KCAEP) for Karnali Province aims to address the current alarming situation caused by global warming through climate change education and to raise awareness of the issue among the younger generation. WCN has been working to increase "climate literacy" among young people in Nepal by educating them about mitigation and adaptation measures. WCN believes that by working together with different stake holders and relevant organizations can contribute to the larger solution for Climate Change in the province. WCN plans to work in areas of Waste Management, WASH, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Watershed Management, Urban Planning, Greenery Promotion and Green Economy in Karnali Province. WCN has initiated this by introducing Climate Change Education Program for schools of different municipalities in the province to educate students about climate change as it is a critical step in helping them understand the consequences of global warming.
Discussion Session with Heads of Ministry of Social Development overseeing Education of Karnali Province, Nepal

WCN launches its education program in Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal
WCN started its KCAEP with Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet, Karnali Province, by assisted the municipality in two fronts: Assisting in the development of its local curriculum for all the schools of the Municipality, for basic level (grade 1-8) and introducing Green School Program.

The aim of the curriculum is to make the students and community aware about their locality and prepared skillful, practical and good attitude students. WCN is facilitating to prepare interactive and hands on curriculum for all themes. WCN hosted several workshop programs in Birendranagar. The workshops focused on linking green school activities with economic wellbeing and incorporation of activities within school curriculum. Through these programs, the participating representatives of education experts were able to understand the concept, different components of green school and its significance.  

The themes of the curriculum are as follows:
Name of Curriculum: We and Our Birendranagar
  • Our Birendranagar (Geography, climate, structure, facilities etc.)
  • Local heritage and culture (temples, stupas, gumbas, churches, human resource, local ethnicity, religion, festivals, local mela, jatraa etc.)
  • Local profession and occupation (local production, market, respect,  and promotion of local traditional works, industry, products, foods etc.)
  • Disaster Management (landslide, flood, earthquake, fire, thunderstorm etc.)
  • Local norms and values (respect, meditation, mental peace etc.)
  • Sustainable development, environment conservation, green school (local plants, animals, waste management, pollution control, water, energy, mines etc.)
  • Local and traditional games
  • Child rights and responsibilities (rules, regulations, responsibilities, values, respect to older people and parents)
Orientation Program on Local Curriculum and Green Schools in Nepal at Birendrangar Municipality, Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal
Virtual workshop on theme/content finalization and curriculum writing strategies for Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet, Karnali Province, Nepal

Strengthening this good collaboration, WCN and Birendranagar Municipality, Sukrkhet, Karnali Province has signed MoU to continue the integration of Interactive Environmental Education and incorporate the concept and activities of green school on local curriculum to connect with promotion of greenery, sustainable development, local economy, environment conservation, climate action and behavioral change of student, and urban planning.

WCN looks forward to work together and collaborate with local and international partners for Karnali Climate Action Education Program. 

WCN and Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet signs MoU for sustainable development, environment conservation and green schools at Birendranagar municipality.

WCN received a recognition certificate for its valuable technical support in development of local curriculum for Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet

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