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Raising awareness for the ocean protection among the youngest of the coastal communities in Cape Verde
by ECOCENO consultoria (Private sector)
ECOCENO foundation is a consultancy operating on the islands of Cape Verde dedicated to raise awareness to protect the Atlantic Ocean and the environment we live in. Throughout our series of classes at 11 primary schools in Cape Verde, we aim to encourage sustainable behaviour and interaction among the coastal communities.

Our goal is to keep our youth well-informed about the threats we impose on the nature by our actions. We want our children aged between 8 and 16 years to get directly involved in a variety of local projects regarding coastal and marine environmental protection. Thus, they are sensibilised to environmental issues and encouraged to take responsible actions.

We count with the support of local authorities such as the Municipality of Boa Vista (Cmara Municipal da Boa Vista), a delegation of the Ministry of Environment (Ministrio do Ambiente) and a delegation of the Ministry of Education (Ministrio da Educao).
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Environmental education at schools in the coastal communities
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
Environmental classes at Escola do Rabil, Escola Fundo de Figueiras
Environmental classes at Escola Francesa, Escola da Boa Esperana, Escola Secundria
Environmental classes at Escola Riba DOlte, Escola Nova, Escola de Bofareira, Escola Estncia de Baixo
Environmental classes at Escola Joo Galego, Escola de Povoao Velha
Financing (in USD)
300 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Classes will be given at schools and pupils will participate in various projects on the Boa Vista Island (Deliverables 1-4)
Basic information
Time-frame: February/2019 - July/2019
Cmara Municipal da Boa Vista (Municipality of Boa Vista), Ministrio do Ambiente de Cabo Verde (Ministry of Environment of Cape Verde), Ministrio da Educao de Cabo Verde (Ministry of Education of Cape Verde) (Entity types for all- Government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Ktia Regina DAssuno, Ms, ecoceno.ecoceno@gmail.com, +2389584858
5110 Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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