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YXC IN AFRICA

Organisation : Enda Tiers Monde

Country : French-speaking African Countries

Website :
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what do they do for YXC : Enda held in December 2005 the first regional workshop on youthXchange in sub-Saharan Africa with 24 participants from Francophone countries : France, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina, Togo, Switzerland, Tunisia, Mali, Cameroon, Benin.

The objective of this workshop was:

  • to share practices and experiences from the North and the South in education to environment and sustainable consumption

  • to train leaders of NGOs or local associations to youthXchange (guidebook and website)

  • create a network of African organizations for youth and sustainable consumption.

  • to work on adaptation of youthXchange for Francophones African countries
They created a youthXchange leaflet with the messages, themes and graphics adapted to the local context.

This leaflet :
  • focus on basic needs and preoccupations of people(water, waste and particularly local consumption = gateway to consumption)

  • insists on the need for reduction of wasting and pollution

  • as consumers are not the major part of the population, gives advice that can be followed by everyone.
quote on youthXchange : Since many years, Enda Third World has been involved in the promotion of sustainable consumption in developing countries. This organization has realized number of development projects to encourage local production of organic products (organic cotton, organic vegetables…) as well as awareness raising projects to incite people, in developing countries, to adopt sustainable and healthy ways of consumption, adapted to their cultural context and their financial resources.

As the programme YXC appears as an interesting pedagogic tool, even if it has to be adapted to the cultural context of African developing countries, Enda TW decided to get involved in the programme. YXC programme allows different partners in developed as well as in developing countries to exchange on a global issue, sustainable consumption. This issue covers different development themes and underlines the interdependence between developed and developing countries. *

future plans for youthXchange ? Enda Third World would like to develop training of local associations and teachers on youthXchange and environmental education.

what else do they do ?Enda Third World realized many activities to promote sustainable ways of consumption and production in developing countries.In Senegal, for example, Enda TW:

  • strengthens and trains workers of the informal sector (mainly recyclers): they are taught how to manage their workshops, spare energy, adopt environmentally-sound technologies or practices

  • leads a programme to promote fair trade in Senegal: Enda TW raises awareness of local producers, national administration, consumers on fair trade. The objective is to develop vision and practices of fair trade more adapted to the local contexts of African countries.

contacts

Kanitha KERNEM
5, rue des immeubles industriels
75 011 Paris France
contact@enda-europe.org
 
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