GIRLS, BOYS AND ADOLESCENTS CLAIM THEIR ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS IN GREEN COMMUNITIES IN NICARAGUA - BETTER KNOWN AS DENA II
This project is in its second phase and is assumes a human rights perspective from the point of view of boys, girls and adolescents. The idea is that the children and adolescents support adults in order to create green communities- communtities where means of protecting the environment and risk assessment in families, schools and communities is promoted and applied. This is carried out in a way that includes both children, adolescents and adults who all work together, benefitting from an exchange of knowledge between generations which guarantees the sustainability of the task to promote the well-being of both existing and future generations.
The main objective of the project is that boys, girls, adolescents and adults, local organizations, key actors (mothers, fathers, teachers) and civil servants in the 24 communities of Jinotega and Madriz come together to create ”green communities”, focusing on the rights of children and adolescents and in the promotion of their ecological rights and risk management in environmentally sensitive areas in Jinotega and Somoto/Madriz.
In addition to the main objectives, the project also aims to first of all promote good practices in caring for the environment among boys, girls and adolescents in the communities of Jinotega and Somoto. Secondly, the project will encourage that local organizations and main actors assume responsibility in green communities and in protected and environmentally sensitive areas. Finally, the project works for the promotion, visibilization and impact of the ecological rights of boys, girls and adolescents through national networks promoting children’s rights and protection of the environment.
The project duration is 3 years, a period between 2016 and 2018, and it is carried out in cooperation with the organizations la Cuculmeca from Jinotega, INPHRU from Somoto and MOVITEP. It is financed by Terre des Hommes Germany (TDHA) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).