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Project Coordinator: David Woollcombe
Layout, design and cover illustration: Cecilia Weckström
Project Administrators: Christine Jasinski, Urjana Shrestha, Hanna Rådberg
Editor for Evans Brothers Limited: Su Swallow
Project Supervision at UNEP: Marion Cheatle
UNEP Project Consultant: Jennifer Castleden

Peace Child International wishes to extend a special thanks to Veerle Vandeweerd for dreaming up this wonderful project, and providing us with support and expertise on all issues related to the global environment.

Experts Advisory Group:
Noel J. Brown, Marion Cheatle, Edgar E. Gutiérrez-Espeleta, Julia Heiss, Khalid Irani, Theodore Oben, Elizabeth Odera, Mamata Pandya, Jingjing Qian, Veerle Vandeweerd.

Educational Advisory Group:
David Batten, Anne Clarke, Julian Cottendon, Isabelle Donaday, Tom Jolly.

Editors:
Mohammed Al-Abbas (Jordan), Melina D’Auria (Argentina), Viola Caretti (Italy), Claude Didace (Benin), Cecilia Farfan (Mexico), Dominique Mansilla Hermann (Argentina), Marina Mansilla Hermann (Argentina), Andrew Hobbs (Australia), Ikramah Jafar (Seychelles), Steven Appollo Kalule (Uganda), Michelle Luxon (Canada), Mossi Frances Oloo (Kenya), Ali Abbas Panju (Kenya), Astri Rahayu (Indonesia), Martina Rizza (Italy), Benedetta Rossi (Italy), Renée Royal (Alaska, USA), Hassan Al Saleh (Oman), Hajara Kader Sani (Niger), Céline Schwob (France), Srijana Shrestha (Nepal), Neha Smriti (India), Pili Vicente (Spain)



The partners acknowledge the following UNEP staff and others who reviewed the draft of Pachamama:

UNEP: Mahmood Y. Abdulraheem; Yinka Adebayo; Wondwosen Asnake; Karine Bachmann; Barbara Bierhuizen; Ulf Carlsson; Jennifer Castleden; Marion Cheatle; Gerry Cunningham; Arthur Dahl; Salif Diop; Norberto Fernandez; Abdullah Hadi; Beth Ingraham; Bob Kakuyo; Donald Kaniaru; Christian Lambrechts; Theodore Oben; Ayub A.A. Osman; Naomi Poulton; Vijay Samnotra; Ricardo Sanchez; Jim Sniffen; Chantravadee Songkran; Cheikh Sow; Anna Stabrawa; Mick Wilson; Ronald G. Witt; Kaveh Zahedi; Jinhua Zhang

GEO-for-Youth Partner Organisations and Advisors: Gustavo Lopez Ospina, UNESCO; Jingjing Qian, UNICEF; Mamata Pandya, Centre for Environmental Education, India

GEO Collaborating Centres: Jan Bakkes, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands; Seema Deo, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Samoa; Edgar Gutiérrez-Espeleta, University of Costa Rica; Yateendra Joshi, Tata Energy Research Institute, India; Leena Srivastava, Tata Energy Research Institute, India; Osvaldo Sunkel, Sustainable Development Program, University of Chile; Le Anh Tuan, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

UNEP Youth Advisory Council: Anthony Ambahan, Philippines; Vinothini Apok, Singapore; Luis Betanzos, Mexico; Amexo Dickson, Ghana; Tsvetvan Ivanov, Bulgaria; Aditi Jindal, India; Sharon Makoriwa, Kenya; Ngue Awane Michel, Burkina Faso; Doug Ragan, Canada; Celine Schwob, France; Tamoifo Nkkom Marie, Cameroon; Vipada Ungvichian, Thailand; Adriana Zacharias, Mexico


 

  • Samtse Junior High School, Bhutan
  • Eco Task Force, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Kruti’s Eco Foundation, Maharastra, India
  • SHRUSIT, Tukum Chandrapur, India
  • Tamil Nadu United Nations Association, Chennai, India
  • Eco – teen’s Club, Sukabumi, Indonesia
  • ECO – NEPAL, Katmandu, Nepal
  • Yangrima Environment Group, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Urjana Shrestha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pakistan Environmental Lobbying Society, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Khwaka's, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Peace Child, Las Piñas City, Philippines
  • Jose Enrique I Luciano, Philippines
  • Ermiza Tegal, Mankola, Sri Lanka
  • R.E.P., Mankola, Sri Lanka

  • M.S. Planète Terre, Ouidah, Benin
  • MSPT, Ouidah, Benin
  • Ndjama Benjamin, Shell Cameroon Dla, Cameroon
  • Environmental Management Forum, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Rescue Mission, Douala, Cameroon
  • SOS High School Awassa, Ethiopia
  • Rescue Mission, Banjul, Gambia
  • Bakotek Lower Basic School, Gambia
  • Accra Academy Rescue Mission, Accra, Ghana
  • Ashanti Goldfields Company Primary School, Ashanti, Ghana
  • Deks School Rescue Mission, Tema, Ghana
  • Bulaago Youth Environmental Project, Ghana
  • Colibri Wildlife Club, Mahe, Seychelles
  • The Ebonite Foundation, Nigeria
  • Bank School, Kampala, Uganda
  • Desk School Rescue Mission, Ghana
  • Kinbu Secondary School, Tech Branch of Gunsa, Accra
  • Ghana Rescue Mission, Tema, Ghana
  • African Environmental Education Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ayub Osman, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Enkii Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Projet Intègre de Keita (FAO), Keita, Niger
  • Daniel Onyi Eboh, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Nigeria Society for the Improvement of Rural People, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Life – Link / Rescue Mission, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • YIELD, Owerri, Nigeria
  • P.C.I. Azania Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Joint Energy and Environment Project (JEEP), Kampala, Uganda
  • The Pogis, Kampala, Uganda
  • Allan Kiwala, Rescue Mission, Local
  • Council 1 Kasubi 2, Kampala, Uganda
  • Andrew Mutyaba Kagwa, Nyenga Minor Seminary, Kampala, Uganda
  • Clac Sylver Nanyumba, UNEP & Rescue Mission, Kampala, Uganda
  • Wildlife Club, Kampala, Uganda
  • St Pontiano Ngondwe’s Secondary School, Kampala, Uganda
  • Bullaago Youth Environment Project, Mbale, Uganda
  • Kireka Youth Group, Kampala, Uganda
  • Mutaki Charles, City Secondary School, Kampala, Uganda
  • Kalule Apollo Steven, City Secondary School, Kampala, Uganda
  • Mubiru Benjamin, Rescue Mission, Kampala, Uganda
  • Rescue Mission Makarere University, Uganda
  • Mwiri Writer’s Club, Jinja, Uganda
  • Rescue Mission Uganda
  • Met Society, Kampala, Uganda
  • Jean Agnes Lutaaya, Rescue Mission, Kampala, Uganda
  • Wild Life Club, Nsambya, Uganda
  • Wilger veld & Youth club, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Independent Earth Conservation Volunteers, Lusaka, Zambia


  • Asociación Ecoboy, Lima, Perú
  • Asociación Pukllasunchis, Cusco, Perú
  • Escuela No. 23 Almafuerte, Lavallol, Buenos Aires
  • Escuela No. 37 "Bernardino Rivadavia" de Esteban Echeverrfa, Buenos Aires
  • Escuela No. 66 SES Quincentenario de la Independencia Lavallol, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Embajada para la Preservación y Conservación de la Naturaleza, Jujuy, Argentina
  • Instituto Grilli, Monte Grande, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Saúl Taborda, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Misión Rescate Argentina
  • Misión Rescate Mendoza, Argentina
  • Noelia V. Cocco, Luis Guillón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Taller Chicos Cariló, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Team Work, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Pamela Castro, Moreno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • The Grandson’s Mass, Bauxita, Brazil
    Ceciell, Guaiba, Brazil
  • Julio Cesar de Souza Reis, Bauxita, Brazil
  • Association of Youth, Georgetown, Guyana
  • Sara Mateo, Youth of St. Martin de Porras, Lima, Perú
  • St. George’s College Environmental Group, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Grupo Scout 55 Coyoacan, Guadalupe, Mexico
  • Grupo Alexander Bain, Mexico City, Mexico
  • The American School of Asuncíon, Asuncfon, Paraguay
  • Grupo Saywite – PUCP, Lima, Perú


  • E. Mayo, Ontario, Canada
  • Marie-Claire Segger, Canada
  • Quluaq School, Clyde River, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Environmental Youth Alliance, Vancouver, Canada
  • Rescue Mission Group, Spruce Glen School, Huntsville, Canada
  • Daniel P Maynchan, Hertford, USA
  • Gideon Welles School, Glastonbury, USA
  • Ke Ala Hoku, Hawaii, USA

  • United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Kuwait National Commission for Education Science & Culture, Safat, Kuwait
  • The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Amman, Jordan
  • The Sultan's School, Seeb, The Sultanate of Oman

  • Leen Labeeuw, Ghent, Belgium
  • Prva Bosnjacka Bimnazija, Sarajevo, Bosnia Hercegovina
  • Clean Water, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Unesco Club, Olomouc, Czech Republic
    8B – Yläaste, Oulu, Finland
  • Kari Koistinen, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Green Circle / Kimitoöns Gymnasium, Kimito, Finland
  • Minna Pesonen, Helsinki, Finland
  • Puolalanmäki School – Agenda 21 group, Turku, Finland
  • S.M.S. G. Falcone – P. Borsellino School, Milan, Italy
  • First Children's Embassy in the World, Skopje, Macedonia
  • ECO US, Krakow, Poland
  • Trofimova Marina, Saratov, Russia
  • Physico technical Lyceum W1, Saratov, Russia
  • Unesco Club, Piran, Slovenia
  • Jose Damien Gonzalez, Luzern, Switzerland
  • Millbrook School, Cornwall, UK
  • St. Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth, UK
  • Waste Not Education, London, UK
  • Ecologist of Mariinskaya Gymnasium, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Oaklands Primary School, Aberdare, Wales

With many thanks to the Foundation for Global Peace and the Environment, Tokyo, Japan (Secretary General: Tomoko Yano) for the use of several winning paintings from their annual environmental Art Contest.

Also a great Thank You to all those who through their hard work and contacts helped spread the word about this project all over the world!

The production of this book was made possible by a grant from the
United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

© 1999 United Nations Environment Programme P. O Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
With thanks to UNICEF and UNESCO for their support of this project

This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part and in any form for education purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided acknowledgement of the source is made. UNEP and Peace Child International would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source. No use of this publication may be made for resale or for any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission in writing from UNEP and Evans Brothers Limited. All images in this book have been reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the artists concerned and no responsibility is accepted by producer, publisher or printer for any infringement of copyright or otherwise, arising from the contents of this publication. Every effort has been made to ensure that credits accurately comply with information supplied.

The views expressed in this book represent those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Publisher, UNEP, Peace Child International or its representatives.


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