The ExCel participants have so far successfully completed projects in Norway, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Nepal, where they worked to identify the behaviours marginalised communities will need to change in order to adapt to climate change; specifically focusing on agriculture, forestation, and energy issues.
After three months of living, working and researching together in Nepal, the participants organised a two-day event to share their learnings and findings with members of National Raleigh Society Nepal on 26-27 January 2019.
During the event, each National society (Tanzania, Nicaragua and Nepal) gave presentations about their home countries and the sustainable development projects they have been working on. This was followed by an exciting and engaging cultural exchange session.
Attendees were shown how different types of research were carried out depending on the particular issue being addressed by the ExCEL team. Around the room, attendees had the opportunity to debate in groups important subjects related to the issues the ExCEL team were trying to address. This included subjects such as the importance of gender equality and the responsibilities of businesses and individuals to development needs.
Following this knowledge sharing session in Nepal, the core team will discuss and incorporate ideas and start making plans for the return to their own countries. The ExCEL Participants in each country will organise at least three workshops with their own wider National Society memberships. The workshops will focus on designing an effective environmental campaign and programme, which will be based on findings from research which will be undertaken in their local communities in March 2019.
The Raleigh National Societies are formed by Raleigh alumni, who have volunteered their time to form Societies in their home countries. There are active and independent alumni societies in Bermuda, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jersey, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Singapore, Tanzania and Uganda. If you would like to know more follow this link https://raleighinternational.org/stay-involved/join-a-national-society/
If you would like to know more about the work of NOREC please follow this link https://www.norec.no/en/