Development cooperation ,28.06.2013

Sustainable development model for schools and communities - 100 million trees by 2017


ENO Programme Association together with Arbonaut Ltd (Finland), 4H Tanzania, Zambia Forestry College and Copperbelt University Natural Resources and Environmental Society will implement a project to raise awareness of sustainable development issues in schools and communities and create a model to be used around the world for planning and implementing such activities in the communities. The schools are encouraged to adopt the issues in their curricula to create a wider understanding of sustainable development. Tanzania and Zambia are both rich in natural resources. The population in the countries are growing and an increased need for living space and agricultural land as well as industrial activities have increased the countries’ deforestation rates to 450 000km2 in Tanzania and 250-300 000km2 in Zambia annually. Deforestation causes for example climate change, erosion and wind damages to farms. The population is rather young, for example in Zambia almost half of the population is under the age of 15. Both countries have identified that the lack of capacity is hindering development and actions to address the capacity issue as well as understanding of natural resources and income generation have been seen crucial. The project objectives include teacher training in sustainable development activities and community and school engagement in tree nursery activities and tree planting. One pellet factory will be set up in Zambia as a demonstration project for introducing sustainable methods for using renewable energy sources. Training will be hands-on workshops on tree planting, nursery establishment, pellet production, environmental monitoring tools and use and the processes will be documented and followed-up. The documents will be available for all through the project website to enable other communities to plan similar activities.


  • 2013: 50 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Biodiversity

Field of activity

  • Environmental education/ training 55%
  • Forestry education/training 45%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

  • ENO-verkkokoulun tuki ry
  • 4H Tanzania
  • Zambia Forestry College
  • Copperbelt University Natural Resources and Environmental Society



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