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1 Conservation and Sustainability Center

2 Fundação Amazonas Sustentável

3 Created in 2007, trhough a partnership between the public (Amazonas State Government) and private sectors (Bradesco Bank). Amazonas Sustainable Foundation Other Partners

4 Goals 1. Reduce deforestation and promote environmental conservation in the State Protected Areas of the Amazonas State 2. Improve life quality of traditional communities

5 With the forest standing, the rains of South America are kept, since the forest is considered a water pump for this region By conserving the Amazon, we are taking care of the world´s biggest biodiversity Keeping the forest standing up is interesting for Brazil and for the rest of the world The importance of our work To reduce burnings ands deforestation, that contribute to global warming

6 Bolsa Floresta Program

7 Bolsa Floresta, the world´s biggest program of payments for environmental services, recognizes the role of the traditional population in the conservation of forests.

8 The 4 components of the Bolsa Floresta Program Income Association Social Family

9 Areas of the Bolsa Floresta Program Bolsa Floresta 15 Protected Areas ~ 10M ha Negro-Amazonas Regioal Madeira Regional Solimões Regional Juruá-Jutaí Regional Click here for more info.

10 Bolsa Floresta Program Workshops Through participatory methodologies and techniques of art education, the perticipants discuss about the concepts of forest conservation, climate change, sustainable productive chains, adapted to the local reality

11 The participantes are invited to subscribe, Voluntarily, to the Bolsa Floresta Program, by committing to No Deforestation. Bolsa Floresta Program Workshops

12 FAS’ Education Project The NCS, as a support program, are structural actions inside the Bolsa Floresta Program scope Bolsa Floresta Program Support Programs + Special projects Conservation and Sustainability Centers (NCS)

13 Context – Education in the Reserves Content not suited to local needs - urban and generic subjects; High dropout rate and low impact on improving the life quality of traditional communities; Students have to move to nearby towns to continue studies - which often was not possible due to lack of resources or not to separate the family; By 2009, only 4.2% of the Juma population over 18 years old had completed primary education and, only 1.5%, high school. Traditional School at Sustainable Development Reserves (RDS)

14 Conservation and Sustainability Center

15 In May 2009, it began the activities of the first Conservation and Sustainability Center, called Samuel Benchimol. Clique aqui para ver o vídeo da Escola do Juma

16 Mission Educate and generate knowledge to improve the life quality of the forest people and traditional communities by promoting the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources

17 Be a reference to an innovative template of education, adapted to the local context, with multi-institutional cooperation, which can stimulate public policies directed to sustainable development Vision

18 Location

19 Structure Healthcare Center School Forest Family House Teacher’s house Bolsa Floresta Program Base

20 Structure Rain water capture Biodigestor Solar Energy Panels The NCSs aim for being demonstrative templates of sustainable pratices of water, food and solar energy management

21 Agroecology – Organic plantation and Agroforetry Systems Here, the forest is also a classroom. The stutents practice what they learn and promote the center’s self sufficiency.

22 Guiding Principles Education for change of the local reality; Practice on forests, plantations, fisheries, backyards and communities; Entrepreneurship education; Pedagogy of Alternation; Development of the talents and local initiatives Supporting the local culture;

23 Guiding Principles Institutional partnerships; Holistic approach; Stimulation to scientific and technological research and innovation; Support for the implementation of the Bolsa Floresta Program; Support for the management of Protected Areas; Support for reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

24 Target Audience Students in primary, secondary and vocational Teachers from public and private schools and other education workers involved Community leaders Traditional communities Technicians Health professionals Environmental agents Participants of the Bolsa Floresta Program

25 Partnerships Hospital Universitário Francisca Mendes Prefeituras Municipais IPA Partners: Co-managers:

26 Strategic Axis Education Income Generation Health Research and knowledge generation Center Management

27 Strategic Goals EDUCATION INCOME GENERATION HEALTH CENTER MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE GENERATION PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AIMED FOR LOCAL NEEDS THROUGH THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN VIEW OF THEIR FEASIBILITY IN LOCAL ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANAGEMENT PLAN PROMOTE THE PREVENTION OF DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS AND ASSISTANCE PROMOTE THE SUPPLY OF THE CENTER LOCAL THROUGH SERVICES AND PRODUCTS CONDUCT APPLIED RESEARCHES THAT COMBINE SCIENTIFIC AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGES PROMOTE AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS THAT INTEGRATES THE CENTER TO THE STUDENTS’ COMMUNITIES, QUALIFYING AND TRAINING MULTIPLIERS GENERATE KNOWLEDGE AIMED TO INCOME HELD ACTIONS DESIGN TO FAMILYIES FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY CAPTURE AND GARANTEE PARTNERSHIPS WITH INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF ADDING RESOURCES NEEDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIONS PROMOTE PRACTICES AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES INTEGRATE FORMAL EDUCATION OFFERS WITH THE CONTEXTED EDUCATION CONCEPT OF THE CENTERS SUPPORT ASSOCIATIONS AND COOPERATIVES AS MEANS OF PRODUCTION THROUGH SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IMPLANT AND DISSEMINATE ENERGY, WATER AND FOOD SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES THAT MINIMIZES DEFORESTATION IN PROTECTED AREAS

28 PROJECT NAMENCS JUMA NCS RIO NEGRO NCS UATUMÃNCS MAMIRAUÁ General Management of Projects ѵѵѵѵ Formal Education Structure ѵѵѵѵ Lectures for teachers ѵѵѵѵ Involvement of the local schools ѵѵѵѵ Work plans and contracts (Partners) ѵѵѵѵ Communication ѵѵѵѵ Rain-Water Captures ѵѵѵѵ Operational and Supply Management ѵѵѵѵ Local Management ѵ ѵѵѵ Center’s Garden Project ѵ ѵѵѵ Associations of Parents and Teachers ѵ ѵѵѵ Agroforestry Systems ѵѵѵ Solid Waste ѵ ѵѵѵ Food Safety ѵѵѵ Cleaning and conservation ѵ ѵ ѵѵ Seed Picking ѵ ѵ Culture of small animals ѵ ѵ Forest Management ѵѵ Woodwork ѵ ѵѵѵ Science Fair ѵ ѵѵѵ Museum ѵ ѵѵѵ Eco-olympics ѵ ѵѵѵ Informatics ѵ ѵ ѵ Soccer tournament among centers ѵ ѵѵѵ Cutting and Sewing course v Cultural Exchange - CISV ѵ Reseve Diagnosis ѵ Projects

29 What has been acomplished Complementary courses: Native Seeds Collection – UFAM; Nutrition - SENAC; PCE - Partnership with FAPEAM for five undergraduate research projects in 2010 and 16 in 2011; Permaculture (course in Manaus, in the Core Unit + Demonstrative Unit and Food Production); Understanding of electrical installations; Woodwork techniques; Among others…

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31 Juma Conservation and Sustainability Center

32 Uatumã Conservation and Sustainability Center

33 Rio Negro Conservation and Sustainability Center

34 Mamirauá Conservation and Sustainability Center

35 How to get involved? For more information on how to contribute with our work, please contact: Raquel Luna raquel.luna@fas-amazonas.org (+55 92) 4009-8900 (+55 92) 8183-6196


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