KPFK Earth Segment Celebrates International Women’s Day with Simone Lovera of GFC

Global Justice Ecology Project partners with Margaret Prescod and the Sojourner Truth show at KPFK Pacifica in Los Angeles for weekly Earth Segments and weekly Earth Minutes.

This week’s Earth Segment features an interview with Global Forest Coalition Executive Director Simone Lovera.

Simone Lovera is the executive director of the Global Forest Coalition, a world-wide coalition of 53 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations from 35 different countries striving for rights-based, socially just and effective forest policies. She also works as a forest campaigner for Sobrevivencia/Friends of the Earth-Paraguay.

Prior to 2006 she worked amongst others as campaign coordinator for Friends of the Earth International. She has worked on gender policy since 2006, particularly analyzing the impacts of market-based conservation mechanisms and agrofuel expansion on women.
She is an active member of the Women’s Major Group Steering Committee for Rio+20 and she was on the Advisory Board of the Gender and Climate Change Cutting Edge Pack Report of the Institute for Development Studies.
To listen to the Earth Segment, click the link below and scroll to minute 14:30.

KPK Earth Segment March 8, 2012

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  1. Ref: Looking for Partnership
    United Science of Africa (USA) is an indigenous innovative, community based
    voluntary, democratic, charitable independent, non-profit making organization , which focuses on community capacity building and empowerment,sustainable agriculture (biochar farming) ,reforestation (establishing of community forests and planting of indigenous trees),poverty eradication, health and human rights, and natural resources sustainability, climate change (Mitigation and Adaptation) and renewable energy.
    United Science of Africa (USA) is based in Matungu district, Kakamega County. Kenya.
    Our aim is to build partnerships with organization with similar focus and aims like ours that will enable our organization aims to breakthrough to be converted into tangible benefits for the poor society. We hope through developing and building partnerships we shall be able as organization to get new direction, support and get solution towards deforestation, famine, hunger, global warming, and poverty, water and health problems, while maintaining environmental integrity. We cannot meet our desirable goals with building partnerships with well established organization like your organization.


    USA’S major activities are in the areas of:
    1. Conserve the environment through establishing community forests, preparing on – farm tree nurseries, planting of indigenous trees and fruits.

    2. Creating HIV/AIDS awareness and health promotion through sports and drama
    3. Training communities in clay cooker stoves making
    4. Teaching and training local farmers in bio char farming
    5. Providing scholarship to AIDS needy children from poor families
    6. Fighting for rights of children and co-rdinating children’s right activities in the district

    1. To train volunteers in making energy-efficient charcoal ovens and clean cooker stoves that use solar energy and biochar natural charcoal to avoid overexploitation of forest resources for fuelwood, encourage the use of alternative energy sources reduce the consumption of fuel wood through an extension of the use of improved stoves, and through improving techniques of carbonization and the promotion of alternative energy sources such as butane gas.

    2. To fight for Children’s Rights by sensitization of the adult population on the importance of the rights of the child and its importance to the future of the child and its contribution to community development and Nation’s building.

    3. Creating HIV/AIDS awareness among children in schools and promotion of children community health care in whole region

    4. Establish 25 community forests of indigenous trees and fruits in region, by establishing community forests and protecting trees we can indirectly deal with major global environmental problems such as global warming and biodiversity conservation. Global Programme for poverty alleviation would make it possible to green large areas and thus help to absorb substantial amounts of carbon now accumulated in the atmosphere, to bring about ecological regeneration and development to Africa.

    6. To initiate and strengthen technologies and social entrepreneurship development programs to address social development and poverty eradication.

    7. To promote use of renewable energy technologies such as solar energy in rural areas and conduct capacity building of rural communities one energy conservation.

    9. Providing scholarship to AIDS orphans and other needy children from
    poor families in high school up to university level.

    10. To promote biochar sustainable farming through training rural farmers in biochar farming technology to produce charcoal and fertilizer from agricultural waste as innovative to reduce cutting trees, increase food security and mitigate climate change. And additional to this component to promote the social and economic empowerment of groups by providing them with loans to run small businesses.

    11. . Promoting sports activities for young children in achieving physical, social and emotional growth, commensurate with each child’s potential.

    13. Educating the communities on importance of mitigating climate change through environmental sustainability projects like tree planting and protecting water sources. And training in ecology and environmental protection

    Wish to thank you and wish you the best, hoping to hear from you soon.

    Prince S.Maloba
    United Science of Africa
    Matungu district

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