"Green" skills for youth
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
"Green" skills for youth
The relationship between environment and employment is evolving, from an initial focus on pollution control toward activities that transform the economy and avoid environmental damage. Investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures are impossible without respective experts.

The project aims to raise interest of youth in green skills and specializations necessary for sustainable and green development of the country. The main objective of the project is to increase awareness and competences of youth about climate change issues, mitigation and adaptation measures, energy production and conservation, so they will get “green” skills and respective tools to do energy assessments of their schools and opportunity to implement their suggestions on energy efficiency improvements.

Project activities include:
- Elaboration of educational materials for youth, including energy assessment tool in excel.
- Selection of 8 schools from 4 different communities based on criteria. For the selection it is critical the willingness of the school to reinvest the saving from energy efficiency measures in “green” activities.
- Awareness and competency development trainings for the teachers and pupils of 8 selected schools.
- Energy assessments of the schools done by pupils in coordination of respective teachers.
- Selection of 4 schools for the implementation of demonstration projects (improvement of indoor lighting, thermal insulation, installation of solar technologies etc.) with the direct participation of pupils.
- Implementation of demonstrations projects and monitoring.
- Creation of a database and platform for young experts, mentors and field experts.
- Knowledge transfer via experience exchange events between schools.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Women in Climate and Energy NGO
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 30,305.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP6/Y5/CORE/YCC/2019/27
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
After increased competence of teachers it is supposed that educational materials on climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, need of development of “green” skills among youth will be included in curricula and new children will join “Green squads”. On the other hand, targeted schools according to the initial commitment will reinvest savings from demonstrative projects in other energy saving activities. It is planned to organize experience sharing events with other schools and create “sister” schools for promotion of creation of “Green squads” in other schools. Obtained knowledge and “green” entrepreneurship skills will serve as basis for schoolchildren to spread green solutions in the community. The platform of mentors, teachers and schoolchildren will be a resource for consultations, mentorship, new projects and partnership building.
Gender Focus
Energy sector is seen as a man’s domain mostly due to perceptions that certain subjects at schools and, later, certain jobs are for one gender or another. That’s why many industries remain dominated by a single gender. In Armenia, women are usually associated with childcare and housework and men are usually seen as responsible for the economic well-being of their family as the main breadwinner and “head of household”. This is linked with stereotypical gender roles and has a direct impact on unequal access to resources and economic opportunities. Decisions about studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are formed early and become more difficult to change as children grow older, girls losing interest, which reduces the pool of talent to enter energy sector. The project targets involvement of girls and boys equally to the activities and trainings by creating interest in “green” specialties. Besides the above-mentioned the teams involve mostly women specialists for creating opportunities to develop skills and gain more experience in the field.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 4
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 80

Grantee Contact

Ms. Nune Sakanyan
Phone: +37499102221
Email: nsakanyan@gmail.com
 

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Alikhanyan str, house 3
Yerevan , 0019

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Phone:
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Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
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