Green Living Movement Sustainable Development Through Community Participation
What is GLM? A Zambian non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in: • Environmental awareness • Sustainable agriculture • Food and Income security • Community Capacity building • Campaign, Advocacy and Lobbying • Infrastructure development • Gender and HIV/AIDS awareness
How did it all begin? A group of journalists were concerned about the lack of environmental awareness and its linkage to poverty in Zambia. In 1997 The Green House Foundation (GHF) was founded to address this issue. Three years later the GHF disbanded as it could not meet its objectives. The surviving two members of the GHF were part of the six environment and development enthusiasts who founded the Green Living Movement (GLM). The GLM was registered as a Non Governmental Organisation in May 2000.
VISION Sustainable environment and livelihoods in a poverty free society. MISSION To empower communities with environmentally friendly interventions that sustain productivity and respond to the needs of society.
What does GLM want to achieve? • Participatory sensitive, environmental rights activism and sound natural resource management at community and national levels. • Knowledgeable and innovative leadership • Practical and balanced livelihood capacities of local communities • National and local policies and practices that are just and effectively respond to the plight of the poor. • Documentation of indigenous knowledge and local experiences in environmental management and social development.
What does GLM keep in mind? The guiding philosophy: “Unless you enter the den, you can not get the cubs. Go into the community, live humbly with the people as one of them, learn from them, plan with them, start with what they know and build on what they have.” Dr James Yen
What does GLM do? • Promote and support sustainable agricultural practices (agroforestry, organic farming, bee keeping, fish farming, livestock production) • Training: - Participatory Approaches in Community Development (PACD) - Leadership skills - Conflict management - Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) - Campaign, Advocacy and Lobbying (CAL) - Gender and HIV/AIDS awareness • Project management • Crop marketing • Community resource mobilization • Community exchange visits • Volunteer/student placement
What does GLM do? • Raising environmental awareness • Promoting and supporting community health, education and infrastructural development • Consultancy • Fundraising
Where does GLM work? Chibobo Kundalumwanshya Nambo Lwanshimba (Serenje district) Chilipamushi (Kapiri Mposhi district)
Previous projects • Lukusashi Bridge (2002-03) Edinburgh Global Partnership (EGP) in Nambo • Resource Centres (2003) in Chibobo & K/Lumwanshya • Capacity Building, Land Management And Sustainable Environment (2003-07) KEPA • The Green Times (2003-08) Siemenpuu Foundation • Health Centre (2004) EGP in K/Lumwanshya • Fundraising: Hammer Mill (2005) EGP in Nambo • Crop Marketing Centre (2006) KEPA in K/Lumwanshya • PM&E (2006) Greengrants • Community School (2006) EGP Lwanshimba • Fundraising: Hammer Mill (2007) Germany Embassy in K/Lumwanshya • Crop Marketing Centre (2007) KEPA in Chibobo • Fundraising: Hammer Mill (2008) EGP in Chibobo • Crop Marketing Centre (2008) TUO in Nambo
On-going projects • Green Village (Sustainable Land Management and community capacity building) • Community Savings Scheme (Rural Banking) • Agriculture Community Capacity Building • Farmer Led Documentation
Who is GLM working with? At community level • Farmer clubs • Traditional leaders • Individual small-scale farmers • Community development committees • Government relevant ministries • Political leadership • Volunteers/students
Collaborating partners Local Communities, TUO, WWF, ECZ, ZLA, PELUM, ESAFF, ZANEEP, KEPA, EGP, SIEMENPUU Foundation, Finnish Embassy, German Embassy, CBNRM Forum (WWF)
What would GLM want to do in future? • Replicate its work to other parts of Zambia and the world • Develop a sustainable media outreach programme (Green Times Newspaper, Green GM Radio station)
How to contact GLM P.O. Box 38254 Simbeye Building, Room 9 Kamwala, Lusaka Tel. +260 1 222 377, +260 97 89 18 26 (EM) email@example.com www.greenlivingmovement.org