This year, two teams of the M2 DEIPM program were awarded a grant by BNP Paribas to complete their Field Mission. We are very proud of them! Congratulations!
Keep reading to find out more about their projects bellow!
Project Oasis is a non-governmental organization (NGO) created by Nassima, Marianella, Tlangi and Neha of the M2 Development Economics and International Project Management (DEIPM). This pioneering NGO was conceived by the students as part of their Field Mission project.
From Morocco to South Africa, and from India to Venezuela, this strong all-women team represents the drive to change things, the perseverance to make things happen, the creativeness to innovate and the strength to overcome obstacles.
Their mission as an organization is to create innovative projects that integrate the social, economic and environmental areas to generate sustainable practices in vulnerable communities, and thus provide solutions to environmental problems that represent an obstacle to the sustainable development of rural populations.
Caribe Fertil is their debut project based in the Caribbean island of Isla Fuerte in Colombia that aims to benefit the local community through the promotion of sustainable development. This project looks at generating opportunities and solutions for the island, by reducing the negative impact of invasive algae (particularly sargassum) and chemical fertilizers, through the promotion of sustainable practices.
Nature Knows no Borders
The goal of this project is to facilitate knowledge transfer that can facilitate adaptation of trans-boundary water Management, contributes to social-ecological resilience around the world. Environmental resources are looked upon as geo-political instruments but when looked at from a perspective of the environment; which doesn’t recognize political borders, makes us all not be afraid of bio-centric approach to dealing with the religious, political, and cultural differences. Hence, climate conflict between Israel and its neighbors extends well beyond the political sphere. Working with Arava Environmental institute, this project will advance awareness of current efforts that are facilitating sustainable human communities and reconciliation in conflict areas through circular economy.
More specifically, this project will evaluate advanced methods and strategies currently used, that can enable policy makers and assist communities around the world that are grappling with conflict due to environmental resources to promote environmental leadership over conflict. Thereby providing opportunities for awareness, cooperation and promotion of regional peace and security as well as economic growth through Greywater Treatment and Reuse Systems. This system requires low tech and low maintenance, thereby adaptable to developing countries as well.
Our primary outcome will be knowledge transfer through workshops that can be adopted and applied toother landscapes as a contribution to the World Water Day 2017 on the theme “Wastewater” celebrated on 22nd March. For this project, knowledge transfer is not a final step but a more interactive participatory approach that bring stakeholders, researchers, students and communities together in France to co-produce knowledge on how to mitigate ongoing and future conflict by prioritizing environment and promoting circular economy.