Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
According to the UN, "forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population".
HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND WAC TEAMS ARE DESIGNED TO WORK?
In our interconnected world, we interact with people from different cultures on a daily basis. Assumptions are made, interpreting comments, reactions and behaviors. The result is often miscommunication because of a culture difference. These miscommunications can be extremely costly to organizations and relationships. Real World Solutions provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education, and community services.
NGAO Society is a non-profit making organization formed with individuals and likeminded community organizations to facilitate the community in realizing its own potential to initiate sustainable change using the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model. NGAO wishes to establish connections between students in the US and communities in Africa (Kenya) to help students collaborate on finding the assets within the community to improve quality of life.
Our mission is to inspire students to become global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. We achieve this by providing international travel programs in the areas of cultural immersion, wildlife conservation, and leadership development. Walking Tree Travel (WTT) offers a curious and compassionate approach to travel. Unlike a typical tour, our programs are designed for a select group of travelers who seek an authentic international experience that offers the opportunity to effect positive change at home and abroad.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
Empowerment International's (EI) approach addresses the root cause and the plight of many street children in the slums (‘barrios’) in both countries. EI works with the children and their families to enable them to attend school by providing financial and emotional support. Empowerment International would love to develop long term partnerships; as well as, have WAC students approach EI for cultural exchange experiences with our students and communities. Empowerment International would also love to do some collaborative projects with our students in Nicaragua and WAC students.
Megan Jenkins is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Zambia (2012-2015) and a current grad student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Megan worked with local farmers to promote agroforestry and sustainable farming practices and extended her service in Zambia to intern with the Ministry of Mines, Water and Energy Development. There, she was exposed to the successes and challenges of government and their roles in water resource management. As a result, Megan would love to be a subject matter expert for the
teams in subjects relating to water, climate change, and agriculture in developing countries.