In October 2012 the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) in cooperation with Goethe Institut, Ministries of Education and Science of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and at the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) embarked on a new project «Green pack for Central Asia – the Glacier Edition».
The target countries of the project are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The target group: teachers and 11-15-year-old students of secondary schools of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Being a most significant peculiarity of the natural mountainous landscape, the glaciers of Central Asia are a unique source of quality potable water supply in the region. They give rise to the rivers, and their role for agriculture in these arid and semiarid areas is crucial. Glaciers cover about 4% of the territory and store around 50% of all potable water resources of Central Asia.
The project primarily aims at boosting the significance of such issues as climate change, mountains and glaciers, and at promoting mitigation options in Central Asia via the innovative visual teaching tool «Green pack for Central Asia – the Glacier Edition» in CA schools. It also aims at developing relevant skills and competences of students and teachers for sustainable development.
The project maps out the elaboration of the teaching pack «Green pack for Central Asia – the Glacier Edition». The pack will include a CD-ROM, a teacher’s manual and a game Dilemma, and will be made in the Russian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz languages.
This resource will be developed in co-operation with the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) – as a maing project “know-how” owner – based on the project “Green Package for Cental Asia” developed in 2009-2010.