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EVN and EPTDO Completed Activities list From February 2020 to December 2021

Name of the Activity Issue Analysis & Description of EVN-led Activity Date/Duration Impact/Result
 

COMMUNICATING the SCIENCE of CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFGHANISTAN: EVN’s media & public awareness campaigns

Action: EVN media and public awareness committee members have been conducting public awareness through different TV channels and social media outreach.

Purpose of this campaign: The EVN Media and Public Awareness committee members are attending different TV programs to proclaim the message of creating a clean and safe environment. They are teaching people how to protect the environment and how climate change is affecting Afghanistan. The committee members are also conducting social and digital media campaigns to catch local people's attention and motivate them toward understanding their responsibilities over environmental protection and climate change. The aim of this campaign is to use national and international media to build public awareness about these issues and the environmental situation facing Afghanistan.

Main issues that the EVN team is presenting: the EVN Media team regularly attends different TV programs to educate people about climate change and environmental protection, addressing each group’s immediate questions and covering other related subjects that are important to each discussion.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (needs hyperlink)

Ongoing since Feb 2020.

The EVN Media and Public awareness committee members are continually conducting

The impact of conducting public awareness training through national and international media outlets is great. Through these media, more people in every community and region of Afghanistan can be reached.. Hence, people who would not have access to in-person learning or to the basic science of climate change, are learning about climate change and related environmental issues through TV channels and Social Media.
 

 

VIDEOS ENCOURAGING LOCAL

ENVIRONMENTAL CARE: EVN’s campaign to create inspiring examples of people taking environmental responsibility.

Action: The EVN media and public awareness committee members are conducting social media campaigns by  interviewing  local residents, influential figures, sportsmen, and others. The committee members are asking the interviewees   what they do to help protect the environment..  The EVN members are sharing and posting these recorded videos on social media to  encourage locals to pay attention to  their environment.

Purpose: The main purpose of the campaign is to encourage  people taking individual responsibility to keep their environment clean and healthy.

Click here and read the report published on EVN’s FB Page.

Public awareness committee members are continually conducting social media campaigns

Ongoing since  Feb 2020

 

Engaging local people, influential figures and others. This focuses  the general public  on their role  in keeping their environment clean.
 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTATIONS to SUPPORT NEPA:

EVN’s commitment to connecting government and non-government sustainability initiatives

 

Current Situation: Communications between organizations, civil societies, academia, and government is complex. When it comes to the quickly changing field of environmental studies, it can be difficult for all agents looking to effect change to have the best and most up-to-date scientific  information.

Action: The EVN team is regularly conducting meetings with governmental bodies, environmental specialists, social networks, journalists, writers, and civil society members to coordinate approaches to address environmental issues. They do this through one or more meetings with any group, and then share the results of those conversations to better inform environmental leaders at the level of NEPA.

Purpose: The main purpose of the consultative meeting is to share ideas, knowledge, experiences and take individual responsibilities for ensuring a clean and healthy environment. EVN is a site of intersection of many key people and organizations for sharing environmental related concepts and plans. EVN has responsibility to share the concepts and ideas generated from these meetings with the government-related authorities for their consideration.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (needs hyperlink)

This is a regular process.

From: Feb 2020

To: ongoing

EVN has collected very technical and important concepts and ideas from the environmental experts and have shared with NEPA for implementation.
NATIONAL SAPLING PLANTING DAY: EVN’s springtime, member-led tree-planting and education campaign   l During 2020 and 2021 spring sessions, the EVN team conducted National Sapling celebration events and ceremonies. During the events, the EVN team cultivated saplings in different locations of Kabul city. Ceremonial plantings were conducted to celebrate the National Day of Saplings, a national day revealed by a special decree of The Afghanistan President. These plantings are very huge participatory events which aim to develop an understanding of seedling horticulture and the benefits of trees to ensuring a healthy and clean environment and establishing natural, green spaces in the country.

During every tree-planting event EVN members invited local people and explained to them about the benefits of saplings and about their responsibilities to stewarding established green areas.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (needs hyperlink)

Though tree-planting education is an ongoing process for EVN members, this annual event happens once each spring. EVN members conducted this event during 2020 and 2022. Every year people attending this event or reading the reports receive basic information about the benefits of saplings and trees, plants, vegetation.. Local people are establishing gardens and cultivating saplings in their streets and houses yards.
ONE DAY WITHOUT A CAR: EVN bicycle campaign for effective, affordable solutions for

air pollution reduction in Kabul City.

Current Situation: Every winter, Kabul air quality is deemed unhealthy and very risky for humans and other living beings. There is a correlation between airborne particulate matter and lung disease. Pollution from automobiles and trucks, as well as from industry and burning poor quality materials in households contributes to the public health crisis that has, for a long time, been taking the lives of thousands of people. With no mandates or protections against such pollution, this ongoing public health emergency is only set to worsen. According to a report published by the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, about 3,000 people die every year in the capital Kabul city due to air pollution-related diseases. To reduce air pollution and save the lives of thousands of people, national and international collaboration is required. However, there is also a meaningful local solution to lowering smog and pollution, and that is the use of bicycles.

Action: EVN volunteer members initiated, organized and conducted the largest bicycle riding campaign to date under the motto of “One Day without Car” in Kabul city.

Purpose of the campaign: The main purpose of the campaign was to increase public awareness about air pollution, its risks on human beings, its prevention, and to establish the culture of creating a cleaner environment in Kabul city. In the campaign, local communities were encouraged and motivated to use bicycles instead of motor vehicles. This important campaign was covered by different national media outlets.

Participants: 210 male and female young people participated and rode their bicycles from Qasre –e- Daulaman to Dehmazang, a distance of ____km. At the end of the campaign an educational session was held in which the participants were trained in the personal and city-wide benefits of more people using bicycles as a mode of transportation, especially for trips involving shorter distances.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.

This activity was conducted for 3 hours on 4 September 2020. In this important campaign 210 people were directly engaged in the benefits of using bicycles instead of cars.

The participants of the campaign promised that they will educate their friends, family members and other community people to use bicycles instead of vehicles. Using bicycles will have a good impact on the Kabul environment  and will reduce air pollution.

 

PAINTING & ENVISIONING OUR FUTURE: EVN’s environmental awareness training and mural-making project for university students.

Current Situation: Environmental studies is a new field of study in Afghanistan. The general public has little knowledge about the environment and human impacts on it.  Because people are not as educated, many do not recognize their individual responsibilities to protect their environment.

Action: EVN members conducted environmental awareness and climate crisis awareness training for different university students. This training was conducted by EVN volunteers for graduate and undergraduate students.

Purpose of the training: The main purpose of the event was to train the graduated and undergraduate students of different universities in Kabul. During the training, students learn about how they can help keep their environment clean and why  keeping the environment healthy is so important , to reverse the negative impacts of climate change.

Main topics of the training: The training topics were as follows:

-          What is the environment?

-          What are the benefits of a clean and healthy environment?

-          How can people  keep the environment clean?

-          What are climate change crises?

Participants: This training was conducted in a private hostel for 100 undergrad and graduate students from different universities.

Location of the training: This training was conducted at the Hemat private hostel in Kabul Afghanistan.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.

This was a 3-hour training that happened on .

17 November 2020

 

During the training 100 students from different universities trained. Their knowledge increased about environment and climate change effects on Afghanistan.
 

 

 

MAPPING ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE IMPACTS with GIS and EORS: EVN intensive at Kabul University for Environmental Science and Agriculture faculties students.

Current Situation: Due to a complex set of issues, there are no GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping and EORS (Earth Observation Remote Sensing) courses available for undergraduate students at Kabul University that could enhance their knowledge and skills in using these software programs to map environmental and climate impacts, nor are there scholarships available to cover the tuition for these courses for all who would like to learn about GIS if the courses did exist. Because of this, undergraduate students requested that EVN’s expert members support the students by providing free courses that can help them to learn about both GIS and EORS. Without these tools, it is almost impossible to map environmental degradation or restoration.

Action: An EVN committee of environmental experts conducted 5 days of free training for the Kabul University Environment and Agriculture Departments students on GIS and EORS software.

Purpose of the training: The main purpose of the training was to educate students of Kabul university regarding the Geographical Information System (GIS). EVN provided an open and voluntary opportunity for all students who were interested in learning about GIS. The aim of the training was to make this technical tool available to students in order to improve their capacity and skills for contributing to scientific knowledge and sustainability.

Participants: The voluntary training engaged 57 undergraduate students who are members of the environmental science and agriculture faculties. All students participated directly and benefited from the training.

Main topics and skills developed during the 5-day training: :

-          Introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS) and its use in mapping changes in weather, terrain, water, etc.

-          How to use GIS

-          How to snap landscape photos

-          How Earth Observation Remote Sensing (EORS) is used

-          How to measure climate change effects on land by using (EORS-GIS) systems.

Methodology: The trainers prepared high quality materials, training tools for the students, a PPT presentation, and demonstrated how the EORS-GIS systems were used in real life.

At the end of the training, the trainees received a participation certificate.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.

The training was conducted for 5 days from (Tuesday to Sunday) for the duration of 3 hours every day from

8 December 2020 to

13 December 2020.

 

57 students from different faculties of Kabul University were educated on GIS, EORS and climate change effects. The participants promised that they will disseminate the topic their learned about GIS awareness among other students of their relevant classes.
 

CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE CRISIS MITIGATION and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: EVN’s educational workshop for schools

 

 

Current Situation: Climate change is the greatest threat for Afghanistan, it has already affected this country badly. But the general population still does not have knowledge and awareness that climate change is happening and do not understand how it has affected this country. In this case, appropriate public awareness is required to increase people’s knowledge and understanding.

Action: EVN members conducted 2 days of climate change awareness training for different school students ages ______at ______school(?). The public awareness training was conducted for 50 students under the topic of climate change, climate crisis mitigation and environmental protection processes.

Purpose of the training: The main purpose of the climate change awareness training was to grow the public awareness of climate change by reaching out to students from different schools. The aim of the training was to  enhance students’ capacities and awareness about various climate change effects, their own role and their community’s roles and responsibilities in protecting the environment and combating against climate change.

Main topics covered during the 2-day training:

-          What is climate change caused by?

-          What are the effects of climate change?

-          What is global warming?

-          What is the difference between  climate change and the climate crisis?

-          What is climate change or climate crisis mitigation?

Participants: The training was an open volunteer opportunity for all students who are interested in learning about climate change and other related issues. 50 students from different schools in Gulbagh and RishKhor areas of Kabul city attended the training and directly benefited.

Methodology: The trainers prepared high quality materials, used both lecture and discussion formats, shared a PPT presentation, and demonstrated how these concepts are interrelated and need everyone’s attention.

Location of the training: This training was conducted in the Ismail Azad Learning Academy, a private learning institute located in the Gulbagh area of Kabul city. At the end of the training the trainees received a participation certificate.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (needs hyperlink)

 

 

This training was conducted for two days (Friday and Saturday) for 2 hours each day from 2 April 2021 to

3 April 2021.

 

 

 

50 young students from different schools received training on climate change and its effects on Afghanistan,

The training participants promised to share the knowledge they obtained from the workshop using their new climate communication skills among their fellow students of their respective schools.

 

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Action: The EVN Media and public awareness committee members conducted the first ever environmental public awareness initiative in Afghanistan. The volunteer committee made paintings and wrote messages about environmental awareness on walls and buildings around the city. They painted scenes of people planting trees with messages encouraging Kabul citizens to become more involved in efforts to keep their environment clean.

Purpose of the painting campaign: The main purpose of this campaign was to educate people about the benefits of planting trees, creating parks and gardens. It also aimed to motivate local people to plant trees and ensure more green space.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.

Duration of painting environmental messages on public walls were for me day.

Date:

23 April 2021

Local people were watching the great messages of planting trees that was written in public walls. The people were encouraged to plant trees in different locations of Kabul city.
KHWAJA RAWASH PARK:

EVN’s technical board member’s innovation and contribution to the health and beauty of his Kabul City community

Innovation: One of the Environmental Volunteer Network members constructed a family park in Khwaja Rawash area of Kabul city. This park was constructed in 1Jirib land at the EVN member's personal expenses. An individual citizen constructing a family park to create more green space for all was the first ever initiative of its kind in Afghanistan. Hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers were planted in the park which is a place for families and social gatherings and  entertainment.

Purpose: Main purpose of constructing such a park was to make a social entertainment place for the residents of Khwaja Rawash area families. Create greeneries that can help the weather to be clean and a good and protected environment.  This park was inaugurated in a very huge participatory ceremony which many community leaders, elders, youth’s activists and governmental authorities attended.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.

The park was constructed within two years.

Started Year: 2020

Completed Year: 2021

Hundreds of families derive benefit and enjoyment from this park and its flowers, greenery and fresh, healthy climate.
URBAN POPULATIONS and their ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES: EVN’s training for students on environmental threats and solutions Current Situation: The growth of Afghanistan's population in big cities is fueling city-wide environmental problems.  Uncontrolled urbanization, is leading to solid waste disposal issues, water scarcity, and worsening air and water pollution, etc. These problems are seriously limiting efforts to get a better grip on a clean environment and are preventing fuller enjoyment of good health and the cities themselves.  Increasing the awareness and understanding of people about environmental threats and finding appropriate remedial solutions are essential.

Action: Environmental Volunteer Network (EVN) trainers conducted a two-day training for 120 students from different Universities in Kabul. This training was conducted by 6 trainers who are environmental experts and was a volunteer opportunity provided by EVN during the EVN Environmental Volunteer Network and tUrn Climate Action week throughout Afghanistan that took place in October.

Purpose: The main purpose of the training was to educate people regarding the fragility of the environment and the importance of its protection. The environmental training provided the opportunity for male and female students to learn about major issues that are relevant to local climate success, and larger, global issues as well. The aim was to educate all students regardless of gender, and male students participated in-person while female students attended virtually.

Main topic delivered:

Day 1:

●        The Impact of Climate Change on Poor Countries

●        Importance of Environmental Institutions and their Impacts on Society

●        Group discussion

Day 2:

●        Employees and their Environment

●        How Climate Change Could Impact The Global Economy

●        The Effects of War/Conflict on Climate Change

Location of the Training: The training was conducted in Bakhtar University conference hall in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Methodology: EVN 6 environmental experts and trainers delivered the environmental awareness training by using the best technology. Both PPT and Zoom were used to deliver the content to the two groups. The trainees were trained to explore all the problems related to the environment, and engage in wise ways of preventing it. The training also featured people’s responsibilities in the workplace to help reduce negative environmental impacts and fight against air pollution and climate change.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (hyperlink needed)

 

The duration of the training was for 2 days. (Tuesday and Wednesday), for 3 hours every day.

From

12 Oct 2021

To

13 Oct 2021

120 students directly received the training and they benefited from the new skills and methodologies in how to protect the environment clean and safe. The trainees also learned about the impacts of climate change on poor countries, including Afghanistan.

The participants promised that they would take what they learned and apply it in practice to protect the environment and keep it clean and safe for all.

 

AIR POLLUTION REDUCTION through RELATIONSHIP- BUILDING CAMPAIGN:

EVN’s “door to door” campaign to curb air pollution

Current Situation: Kabul city is seriously affected by air pollution. Because there is a lack of awareness on a civilian and governmental level, there are few initiatives happening to stop processes that cause pollution. These processes include: people burning materials like rubber and plastic to stay warm, and companies burning low quality materials like coal and rubber to fuel their industrial plants. Every year, 1000’s of people are hospitalized or killed because the air quality is so poor.

Actions: During the EVN and tUrn Climate Action week in October, EVN members conducted air pollution reduction campaigns in different parts of Kabul city.

Purpose of the campaign: To educate people about the risks of air pollution and how they can help prevent air pollution in Kabul city.

Methodology of the campaign: This campaign was conducted by 52 different groups of 10 volunteers. Each group contacted industrial companies, commercial buildings, and civilian homes that were burning dangerous materials in the group’s assigned area.

Targeted areas: The campaign was conducted in all 22 districts of Kabul city. In every district, residential buildings, industrial companies, and other sites were identified. EVN volunteers reached out to the identified locations and conducted public awareness campaigns to local people.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.

Duration of this campaign was for one day (Thursday) for the duration of 3 hours

Date of the campaign

14 Oct 2021

6000 people were directly and indirectly engaged in the campaigns: during the campaign 52 different groups were created, every group was maintained of 10 members. Which in total 520 people were directly engaged. Each group member was responsible for informing 10 of their family members, friends, colleagues and their communities’ people, allowing each group to reach 100 people indirectly. In this case the campaign reached to 6000+ people indirectly in Kabul city.

Total Number of Groups: 52

Number of Each Group members: 10

Total number of all group member who were directly engaged: 520

Total people who were indirectly engaged: 600+

 

 

CITY CLEANING CAMPAIGN:

EVN’s clean streets participatory initiative in

Kabul city

Current Situation: Over the years, overpopulation and poorly planned urban development projects in Kabul have resulted in thousands of tons of solid waste being produced a day. On top of industrial waste, people usually throw their trash out the window as there are no garbage disposal units in their homes or the streets. The piles of solid waste in the streets of Kabul are a major concern for public and environmental health. The thrash increases the transmission of sicknesses like typhoid and diarrhea,  which can be fatal to children and other vulnerable populations. Because of these problems, EVN members conducted campaigns to educate people and remove trash from roadside drains.

Action: EVN conducted city cleaning campaigns in different parts of Kabul city. The city cleaning campaign was a volunteer initiative by EVN during tUrn week throughout Afghanistan. Hundreds of the EVN young members joined the city cleanup campaign. Young EVN volunteers collected trash from the streets and put it in the proper garbage disposal units. The EVN members were also informing citizens where to put their trash in garbage disposal units.

Purpose: The main purpose of this campaign was informing locals to put their trash in the proper garbage cans. The EVN members hope that this activity would help reduce  solid-waste pollution in Kabul and promote public health.

Locations of the campaigns: This campaign was conducted in different police districts of Kabul city. EVN provincial members also conducted this campaign in the Ghore, Ghazni, and Bamyan provinces

Duration of this campaign was for one day (Thursday) for the duration of 3 hours

Date of the campaign

14 Oct 2021

 

WATER MANAGEMENT and CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN:

EVN’s program to address shortages and teach good water management and conservation techniques

Current Situation: Climate change has affected the water sector seriously in Afghanistan. Water mismanagement, droughts, decreases in rainfall and snowfalls, combined with the effects of climate change, have affected the agricultural sector and food security in the country. Not only is food and water scarcity an issue for many, but based on the report from ________ or “based on a 2020 report” 80% of the Afghanistan population relies on agriculture for their livelihood as well. Presently, the agricultural sector is unable to provide sufficient food for Afghanistan’s population, partly due to water shortages. More than 70 percent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water in the country. In this case, raising people’s awareness of how to think about each person’s or each company’s water use and learning how everyone can help conserve it when possible is crucial in order to better manage the use of water.

Action: EVN members conducted water conservation campaigns as a volunteer initiative in Kabul city during tUrn week which was held throughout Afghanistan. Hundreds of young EVN members joined this campaign. EVN members helped spread awareness to people about how to manage water and be ready for the draughts and shortages of water. This campaign was conducted by 50 different groups,  with every group containing 10 members; each campaign was conducted in their local areas. The campaign targeted two different areas that need improvement. 1) The companies which are using more water such as cars-washing, carpet washing, and water filtration and processing companies, and 2) local people's homes where they use too much water, especially by overwatering yards and gardens.. In this case the people were educated in how to save water and still keep their gardens and trees alive.

Purpose: The main purpose of this campaign was to raise awareness in all levels of society about the importance of saving water. Raising water conservation awareness is important as the combined impact of even small improvements in individual household use can amount to significant savings at a municipality or regional level.

Main issues delivered to people about water management:

During the campaign potential water savings and primary targets for consumer behavior were generated. This included identification of the main target groups for awareness campaigns: local water utility companies, households, workplaces, large businesses, etc. During the campaigns these important water management and conservation techniques were taught:

●        Reduce – water conservation and efficiency

●        Reuse – rainwater harvesting and greywater use

●        Recycle – wastewater reclamation

●        Restore – ecosystem restoration

Locations of the campaigns: This campaign was conducted in different police districts of Kabul city. EVN provincial members also conducted this campaign in Ghore, Ghazni and Bamyan provinces.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (needs hyperlink)

Duration of this campaign was for one day (Thursday) for the duration of 3 hours

Date of the campaign

12? 14 Oct 2021

 
 

 

ACADEMIC DIALOGUES on ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY:  EVN’s academic panel initiative in Kabul Afghanistan

Action: Environmental Volunteer Network (EVN) organized an Academic Dialogue in Kabul. The Academic dialogue was the first-ever  initiative that EVN members voluntarily conducted to share experiences and knowledge among people in higher education. In the highly participatory session, the role and responsibilities of local people including civil societies was discussed.

Purpose: The main purpose of the academic dialogue event was to share information, knowledge, experiences, and climate change effects and explore the benefits of a good environment among people. This dialogue also aimed to raise public awareness of people’s roles in caring for the environment, encourage youth and the next generation, and inspire civil societies to take care of their environment, create green areas, plant trees, work for the reduction of air pollution, and protect natural  environments in the country.

Methodology: The Academic Dialogue was conducted in two different phases. Initially a panel of environmental experts and civil society representatives was created in which four people represented their specific fields and professions, then the floor was given to the participants and every participant was asking related questions from the relevant panel members in which the panel member was answering.

Panel members:

-          Director of Environmental Faculty, Kabul University – He explained the methodologies of environmental protection and the benefits of a clean and protected environment.

-          Director of Environmental Volunteer Network – He explained the structure of EVN and its objectives, plans, vision and mission.

-          Environmental Expert and University lecturer – He talked about impacts of climate change on Afghanistan and how to combat against climate change.

-          Civil Society Representative – He talked about the roles of local communities, civil societies and other people in protecting the environment.

Participants:

Environmental Academic Dialogue was an open opportunity announced for all people. In this case the EVN has received hundreds of interested requested but considering the conference hall 380 participants attended the conferences that includes lectures of different departments of the Kabul University, other professors, environmental specialists and experts, civil societies, media representatives, undergraduate students from different universities and other youths attended the conference.

Venue of the event:

This conference conducted in the Bakhtar Higher Education University Conference Hall, Kabul Afghanistan.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page.(hyperlink)

The environmental Academic Dialogue was conducted for the duration of 3 hours on (Saturday)

Date: 16 Oct 2021

 

380 lectures of different departments of the Kabul University, other professors, environmental specialists and experts, civil societies, media representatives, undergraduate students from different universities and other youths were directly engaged in the conference.

This conference was a very good and open opportunity for  participants to ask questions and get the experts’ responses

The participants learned the value of protecting their environment.

 

 

PRESS CONFERENCES for CLIMATE:

EVN’s media and communications group

EVN members conducted a press conference to focus the attention of local people and the government on protecting their environment and on good strategies for air pollution reduction. This conference was conducted at the end of an academic dialogue session in Bakhtar university.

Purpose: Main purpose of the press conference was to reach new listeners/viewers to inform people about the risk and impacts of unprotected environment and air pollution on humans and draw their attention to the many activities of EVN’s tUrn week throughout Afghanistan.

The reports were published by different media outlets such as, Azadi Radio, Zhwandon TV channel, Shamshat TV channel and etc.

This conference was held for the duration of 1 hour.

Date: 16 Oct 2021

EVN reached out to many communities by spreading the message of environment through media
 

BASIC TRAINING in ENVIRONMENT and CLIMATE CHANGE: EVN’s large-scale training for students not familiar with climate, sustainability or the environment

Current Situation: Afghan communities are still not familiar with the concept of environmentalism or climate change, nor are these taught regularly in most schools.  When EVN experts conducted this particular training, before the training started, EVN experts conducted a pre-test session and asked the 340 participants two questions: They asked “what is the environment?” And “what is climate change?” Unfortunately, only one student raised his hand and said he had very little knowledge about environment or climate change. The other 339 students were silent and had no knowledge about these two concepts.. Raising people’s basic awareness about the environment, climate change, and its effects is not impossible, and this workshop demonstrated how little is being taught on this subject in the education system or through culture at large.

Action: Environmental Volunteer Network trainers conducted  a one-day training for 340 different school-age and university students to share fundamental, foundational scientific facts about climate change, global warming and why the climate is changing, and what we can do about it. This training was a volunteer initiative by the EVN members to educate people regarding the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection.

Purpose: The main purpose of the training was to raise public awareness and educate people about environmental- issues.

Participants: 340 male and female students participated in the environmental awareness training. They received this training in a training hall.

Main topics of the training: During the training the participants learned:

-                      What is the Environment?

-                      What is Climate Change?

-                      What is Air Pollution? Kinds of Air pollution, Sources of Air Pollution and How to Protect Clean Air.

Methodology: EVN 3 environmental experts and trainers delivered the environmental awareness training on PPT and trained the students to explore all the problems related to the environment, and engage in wise ways of preventing it. The training also featured people’s responsibilities in the workplace to help reduce negative environmental impacts and fight against air pollution and climate change.

Location of the training: The training was conducted in the Hamidullah Ultfat Academic Center private course located at 5 district (Company Bazar) Kabul Afghanistan.

Click here and read the report published in EVN FB Page. (link)

Duration of the training was for 4 hours (one day).

Date: 6 Nov 2021

340 undergraduate students from different universities and schools received the training and they got basic information about protecting their environment for the first-time.

All participants of the training promised that they would apply what they learned and use those methods to prevent air pollution.

The participants also promised that they will train their family members to not burn low quality materials during winter season as it has bad effects on human health.