Tree-planting efforts in Colombo.
Following up on the success of the AWAREE (Awareness in Environmental Education) project implemented in Hanoi and Phnom Penh (2004-2007), the Post-AWAREE project was launched as a three year activity (2007-2010) with the aim to raise awareness amongst local government officials and citizens on climate change mitigation and adaptation. With support from JICA, four cities were selected to spearhead the Post-AWAREE effort – Colombo, Danang, Dhaka, and Makati. In the year 2008, Post-AWAREE training focused on Solid Waste Management (SWM), Waterworks, and Environmental Education (EE). Participating cities learned methods and approaches on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The cities have integrated the project’s actions into the city’s development such as rain/sky water harvesting, waste reduction, community-based environmental management, mainstreaming EE in schools, and smart partnerships.[no services for this programme]