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Local Action through Schools in Brazil

A pilot project was launched in January 2014 with three São Paulo State public schools located in vulnerable areas to build a research base for climate change and disaster-based risk at local level in schools. The focus of the project is to build resilience and explore new means towards healthier and more sustainable lifestyles.


The project has three components. 1) Scientific monitoring and data collection by the students that will feed the Brazilian Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN)’s database. 2) Building a social protection network involving the local communities and diverse actors in the field of disaster risk solutions. 3) Scaling-up efforts through crowdsourcing for high schools from 17 states.

Funding for this project came from the national budget as well as the support of intergovernmental partners.

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Organization: Brazilian Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil