National Environmental Education
Objectives and Plans for 1998/9
The National Environmental
Education Programme (under the auspices of the Swaziland National
Trust Commission) is Swaziland's programme that is that has been
mandated by the Swaziland Environmental Authority to co-ordinate and
promote Environmental Education in Swaziland. NEEP has the role of
co-ordination, promotion and support of environmental awareness
projects carried out by other organisations, both governmental and
- Plan to produce a
quarterly environmental newsletter (Swaziland National Environmental
Newsletter, or Swaziland National Conservation Newsletter).
- Objective: The
newsletter will be a link and keep all environmental awareness
groups informed of what is taking place, what has happened, who
is doing what on what area, and to inform groups about
environmental activities for commemorative days in Swaziland.
- Strategy: All
organisations directly involved and active in implementing
environmental awareness in Swaziland will be asked to provide
progress reports. Workplans for individual groups would have to
be assessed to determine whethere there are overlapping
programmes or environmental awareness activities. Each group or
organisation would have to alert NEEP of planned activities.
This information could be included with other conservation news
in the newsletter.
- To produce and
disseminate information on environmental education and consolidate
the NEEP Centre's Library
- Objective: NEEP has
been established to co-ordinate, facilitiate, support and
improve environmental education awareness in Swaziland.
- Strategy: NEEP will
store and reproduce local environmental awareness materials. A
library is being established in the centre. The library will be
for use by all who are interested in obtaining information
needed for an environmental project in their communities or
groups. The staff will assist in any way possible to provide
this information by photocopying of available material. This
service will be provided at a charge sufficient to cover costs.
NEEP staff will be available to attend workshops as resource
- To start workshops in
the tinkhundla areas, town centres, community centres, members of
parliament and government ministries.
- Objective: NEEP's
goal of promotion, organisation and motivation of personal
application of conservation practices, e.g. litter recycling,
chemical handling/personal protection, water and soil
- Strategy: Working in
liason with the Yonge Nawe Community Officer, to organise
environmental education workshops. Existing youth organisations
such as 4-S, Scouts, Girl Guides could be mobilised to spread
awareness in their communities.
- To use the public media
for the promotion of environmental awareness
- Objective: Promotion
of environmental awareness through the use of the national media
collaborate with the Malolotja and Mlawula Environmental
Education centres, ministerial organisations, NGOs and other
environmental groups in the spread of environmental awareness
using the media. At present, there is a fifteen minute radio
slot utilised by Yonge Nawe which needs contributions.
- Staff training
- Objective: Training
of staff in order that they can carry out their functions
Preparation of proposals for scholarships or other sources of
funding for staff training.