RCE Kano-2013

1. Name of RCE : 
RCE Kano
2. Continent: 
Africa and Middle East
3. Country: 
4.RCE Contact Details
Main RCE Contact: 
Ali Bukar Ahmad
Secondary RCE Contact: 
Dr Sadiya Sani Daura
General RCE Email: 
info@rcekano.8k.com; abjahmad@gmail.com
5. Project Title: 
Rural Women and Climate Change: Neighbour to Neighbour
6. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
Climate change
Sustainable consumption and learning
Traditional Knowledge
7.Project Partner Contact Information Provide information about the main contacts for the project. : 
Local Government Women Development Officers Association
To steer and provide moments to rural women as a force to reckon with in climate mitigation.
Main Contact: 
Hajiya Hafsatu Ibrahim, Farook 2348036302630, Women Development Officer, Tudunwada Local Government Area, Kano State
8. Project type
Capacity Development
Community Engagement
Research and Development
10. Project Status
12. Duration of the Project Start Date: End date:: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Describe Coordination and management of the project. Please also reflect how the RCE as a network organization has contributed to the project and the challenges involved, if any. Character count 400 words : 
Hajiya Hafsat is the first women development officer of a local government to join the RCE, so with her wealth of experience on many national immunization programs, she was chosen as the coordinator of the program and that of its indigenous aspect. She has un measurable respect with the rural women, but because of her low level of education, the RCE coordinator was selected to work with her. Dr Abdullah Tijjani was asked to coordinate the modern aspect and all techniques of the program. Each of the three has two persons from the sphere he/she is looking after working with him. The Nine make the program team. They evaluate the program after every stage is completed, make amendment or modification as the case may be, report to the RCE board and then move forward.
14. What are the current results of the project in terms of outputs (e.g. publications, developed practices, course materials)? Character count 300 words: 
About 246 are trained on how to generate biogas for cooking and heating using 100% locally available and obtainable materials that are by far underutilized. As at December last year records show that about 119000 tones of firewood was saved and by implication 238000 Nigerian Naira was saved and diverted to health, food and school fees in about 67 households.
15. What are the expected/confirmed outcomes (e.g. impact of the project) Character count 400 words: 
Something similar to what has been obtained is what is expected but at graduated levels. Another expectation is that in future the number will of women participating will multiply severally and the outcome will be first of its kind in terms of outreach, impact and innovation. Lastly the women participating had since started experimenting other techniques and digesters on their own.
16. Are there any unexpected/unplanned results achieved by your project? If yes, briefly describe or list them . Character count 200 words.: 
Yes. The interest of some NGOs was never expected but it is overwhelming. Also rate at which the women are buying into the idea was not expected.
17. What are the remaining challenges and/or limitations for further development? Character count 300 words.: 
Start and stop nature of the program. All the coordinators have besides these other responsibility which hinders the speed and schedules of the program. Though a train –the- trainer kind of program, it was observed that attendance is always high when both the coordinators and the local women trainers are present together. Another challenge is training on other aspect of energy that can be utilized in some scale industry.
18. What is the project’s contribution to innovative and transformative educational processes for sustainable development (especially regarding formal and/ non-formal learning/research)? Character count 500 words: 
The program has contributed in innovating energy source which has been in used ages in the local community to save the environment from degradation and save guard the local biodiversity. It has contributed in utilizing what was underutilized ( food remnants, rotten fruits e.t.c) to sustain both the environment, ecology and social status of the local house hold. It has eased the life of the rural women.
19.How can you scale up and mainstream ESD and SD practices of the project and enable it to contribute to the implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) as proposed by UNESCO? (max 300 words): 
Pictures and graphics are planned to be documented and distributed as learning resources and as documents for other communities and future enhancement of the techniques and the resources. All other means of communication and publicity accepted by the local will also be employed.
20. How does you project contribute institutional and policy reforms as part of sustainability change? Character count 500 words: 
It has already demonstrated that the local women through informal education are innovative and they now understand the federal Government Electric power reform policies. Furthermore the program has attracted the attention of National Center for mass literacy Adult and Non-Formal Education Kano Center.
21. How does your project further improve capacities of various partners and stakeholders on the theme? Character count 500 words.: 
The program has shown that integrating local knowledge with modern technique is one of the best way to penetrate the local community. It has also shown that knowledge can be translated in many contests
23. What is novel about the project within the RCE network and what could other RCEs learn from this experience? (Answer only if relevant) Character count 250 words.: 
1-Thinking globally but acting locally. 2- Indigenization of technology 3- advantages of Core stakeholder engagement.
We can learn that with so little we can achieve so much, and that it takes one key stakeholder with dedication to bring about change and sustainability and livelihood in a community
24. What is the significance of this project for the region? How important are its results for its particular project category? Character count 250 words.: 
It is very important because we are for year being threatened by Sahara desert from the neighboring Niger republic. It is significant because poverty is extreme here and it is being addresses gradually through this program.
It is significant because resources that are wasting are being put into use and that added up to the list of our local underutilized resources.
It is also significant because women do not trek kilometers away to look for firewood.
Africa and Middle East