Tunisia: EU-funded project works on sensitizing younger generations on climate change effects

April 2, 2020
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As part of World Water Day, the FASTER team organized an info day for pupils and young generation of the primary school of Chaker Neighborhood at Borj Touil region (Tunisia) at the beginning of March to raise awareness on the importance of water and its role to play in the climate change adaptation.

The participants, pupils between 9 and 11 years old, were informed on the topic of water and climate change and could then exchange with researchers from the National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF) involved in the FASTER project.

During the activity, the FASTER members presented two different documentaries on valuing water resources and climate change to the young students. After the screening, the pupils had the opportunity to ask all their questions to the researchers and fulfill their curiosities on the topics presented, which led to some very interesting discussions.

FASTER (Farmers’ Adaptation and Sustainability in Tunisia through Excellence in Research) aims to reinforce research and knowledge transfer capacity of INRGREF (National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests) related to innovative land and water management in view of climate change and its implementation through the use of Farm Advisory Systems (FAS). This project has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.


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Countries covered:

  • Tunisia