Sustained environmental education and awareness campaigns have been known to change the behavior and attitudes of stakeholders towards environment and natural resources. Cansomida’s environmental education and awareness program targets both the young and the old through targeted campaigns. Environmental demonstrations, environmental days, cross-site visits, workshops and seminars are some of the activities in this category.
We empower communities to make their own resource management decisions, working within the realities of population pressure, poverty, an increasing demand for energy and resources and the impacts of a changing climate.
Through our work, we improve biodiversity and conservation and foster more diversified, sustainable and profitable livelihoods so that those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization can own their future.
Cansomida also works with communities to offer solutions that contribute to environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation. Such initiatives include bio-fuels, solar energy, charcoal briquettes and the use of energy cook stoves. The organization also works with schools and communities in ASAL areas to supply solar lanterns and energy saving cook stoves.