WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PEOPLE
Aztivate works in the protection and defense of Human Rights, mainly those related to the Rights of the Child through the development of actions of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and compensation of CO2 emissions, as well as in the elaboration of focused awareness actions in training in Human Rights and climate change.
We work in the north of Kenya, next to the borders of Ethiopia and South Sudan. Our project serves a child population of some 20,000 children in one of the most isolated and forgotten areas of Africa.
We work in the development of projects for the compensation of CO2 emissions in countries of the African continent.
Our training program on Children's Rights, aimed at school children between 3 and 6 years old, is the best way to create a mentality committed to social changes.
We work in line with the 2030 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations established at the summit of Sustainable Development in September 2015. This agenda establishes 17 goals to be achieved in the year 2030 aimed at eradicating poverty and social inequalities with Special emphasis on respect for the environment.
Our work uses the Human Rights-based approach as a guide and reference in the design, implementation and evaluation of development and humanitarian aid interventions, materializing Human Rights through the establishment of clear objectives, integrating them into development interventions.
Our program for companies allows you to define a collaboration framework with a term of 3 years under the regulation of a standardized agreement for the financing of our projects, benefiting from the corresponding tax deductions.
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We work in close collaboration with universities and specialized teaching centers, in the elaboration of joint cooperation actions that complement both the training of the students themselves and the development of innovative initiatives that we implement in the countries receiving international aid.
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Registered in the Ministry of Social Affairs of Kenya with the number KJD / N / CBO / 1800113/13
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HUMANITARIAN AID AND COOPERATION
IN TURKANA NORTH
A legend passed down from father to son tells that, almost 300 years ago, several young people of the Jie ethnic group entered the valley of Tarash in search of an ox they had lost. There they found an old woman who picked fruit from the trees and were impressed by the natural riches of the place they had just found. Returning to their community, they commented their discovery to other young people of the area and decided to settle there, attracted by the abundance of the riches of that place. It was the beginning of the Turkana people, the same who today clings to life in an inhospitable and dry land of 68,680 square kilometers in the north of Kenya, on the border with South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia.
This desert region is inhabited by 1,300,000 people mainly of the Turkana ethnic group. A population whose economy is based mainly on family livestock (goats, donkeys and camels) and in which any other form of economic activity is non-existent. The vulnerability of this population is determined by the spectacular effect that climate change has produced in the region (between 2-3º of increase in the average temperature since 1950) and the limited capacity of the population to overcome these changes due to the practically non-existent infrastructures, both physical (roads, water supply infrastructures, electricity, etc.), as well as services (health, education, food safety, etc.).
Except for some sporadic and short rain, the region has seen its rainy seasons disappear almost completely during the last three years. In a semi-nomadic community totally dependent on livestock, climate change has put this town on the verge of extinction.
Africa, which barely emits greenhouse gases - only 3% of the world total - is the continent that suffers most from the consequences of global warming. In the middle of this dramatic drought, the women of the Turkana people cling to the burning of trees to obtain coal that later they will be able to sell and obtain a few coins to subsist. This activity is a short-term solution, but it will help accelerate deforestation and global warming in Africa. The global climatic variation, whose consequences suffer in greater degree the most impoverished countries, has accelerated the desertification and the deforestation in places like Turkana. Practices such as cutting down trees only multiplies the problem exponentially.
The increase of the average temperature and the consequent desertification of the territory due to the global emissions of CO2 gases and the consequent climatic change with an increase of the average temperature of 2-3 degrees in the last 60 years.
Null investment in infrastructure of the government of Kenya, for years, such as roads, health centers, schools, etc ... has produced a non-existent economic activity based almost exclusively on small livestock.
Very low capacity of resilience of the population in the face of changes and / or natural catastrophes.
Our work is based on guaranteeing access to Human Rights to the local child population (Right to health, to education, to have a decent life, to food, etc.) using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a working guide Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Our actions revolve around the center we have established in the town of Lokitaung in the North Turkana region.
On the one hand, we work on the direct causes of the problem with the construction of sanitary, educational, access to drinking water, etc. to guarantee the access to the child population to these services nowadays nonexistent or very few developed, working on increasing the resilience of the local population.
In the same way we work in the development of CO2 gas compensation programs that allow us to reverse the situation very slowly (see our section on climate change).
On the other hand we work on the devastating effects produced by the causes described above, with the development of different initiatives:
In the health area, our pediatric care center provides basic healthcare to children
In the area of nutrition, our programs work to alleviate the destructive effects of malnutrition in children.
In the educational area, we are currently working on financing the construction of a small day care center for children between 0 and 5 years of age.
In the area of social assistance, our social services meet the needs of the population (mainly pregnant mothers and without resources) offering the necessary assistance both to carry out the pregnancy and the subsequent monitoring of the mother and babies.
Community nursing is the part of nursing that develops and applies holistically, within the framework of public health, the care of the individual, the family and the community in the unstable balance of the health-disease process. The community nurse contributes specifically to individuals, family and community acquire skills, habits and behaviors that promote self-care within the framework of primary health care (PHC), which includes promotion, protection, recovery and rehabilitation of health, in addition to the prevention of disease.
We believe in the community nursing as one of the most effective ways to increase the resilience of the population. For that reason and through our agreement with the Community Nursing Association we developed a Community Nursing program in our pediatric center in Lokitaung.
In aztivate we consider the formation of the local population as one of the fundamental pillars of our projects. For this reason, the project provides for the training of professionals with the granting of scholarships for higher education in the area of health.
The index of child poverty reaches 94.3% of the population, health coverage only reaches 7% of the child population, only 30% of the child population under one year is immunized, only 18.1% know how to read and write, 60% do not have access to safe water and the prevalence of HIV is 8.7%.
.Indices of malnutrition remain the same for 3 decades (2.8 million children 35% of the child population in Kenya).
· 19,000 children die each year from malnutrition.
· The lack of vitamin A produces 10,000 more deaths per year.
· The inability to breastfeed children produces 11,000 more deaths per year.
· If until 2030, the prevalence of malnutrition does not improve, 430,000 children will die.
· 90,000 children are born each year with different degrees of mental retardation due to iodine deficiency.
Budget 2019 140.454 €
Supplies: 31.340 €
Nutritional program: 4.200 €
Extraordinary actions: 2.500 €
Scholarships: 3.400 €
Insurance, diets and transfers: 12.000 €
Monitoring: 14.000 €
Salaries local staff: 56.840 €
Administrative expenses: 8.174 €
Extras not included: 8000 €
WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
The compensation of CO2 emissions consists of the voluntary contribution of an economic amount, proportional to the tons of CO2 generated here, for a project that seeks to capture a quantity of CO2 equivalent to that generated in our activity, through the implementation of a carbon sink project for reforestation or to avoid the emission of a quantity of CO2 equivalent to that generated in our activity through a project of saving or energy efficiency, substitution of fossil fuels for renewable energies, waste treatment or avoided deforestation.
Climate change is a global problem; CO2 emissions that are made at a certain point affect every planet. In the same way, the emission reductions carried out in one place contribute to reducing global warming.
To stabilize the climate it is necessary that the industrialized countries reduce their CO2 emissions, and developing countries achieve a clean development, taking advantage of the transfer of resources and technology.
Compensation is the action that closes the cycle of management of the carbon footprint and is the tool that allows a person, entity, product or service to be carbon neutral.
Our CO2 compensation projects:
1. They help mitigate and adapt to climate change.
2. They generate social benefits for local communities, such as generation of jobs, improvements in education, health, food security, empowerment.
3. Protect, conserve and improve biodiversity.
DESTINY OF THE FUNDS
In the projects promoted by AZTIVATE for the compensation of emissions, 75% of the price of the ton goes directly to the management and execution of the compensation project. The remaining 25% finances our International Cooperation projects.
In this way we achieve, work within the framework of the Paris agreements with the compensation of CO2 emissions, generate benefits to local communities with the generation of jobs, develop an international cooperation project and finance it with the commercialization of the bonds CO2
OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SDG
GOAL 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
GOAL 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
PARIS CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE- COP21
Maintain the global average temperature "well below" two degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.
Limit the increase to 1.5 ° C, which will significantly reduce the risks and impact of climate change
187 countries that are part of the Climate Change Convention (UN) already have national commitments in this fight.
Countries will revise their commitments upwards every five years, with the idea of increasing ambition over time.
The new agreement will enter into force when at least 55 parties, which account for a total of 55% of global emissions have ratified it.
Framework document on climate change
All AZTIVATE projects are verified by Voluntary Carbon Market standards such as Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard, to ensure that the carbon credits they generate are real and measurable.
Generation of CO2 bonds and commercialization
CO2 emissions compensation project
CONFERENCIA DE PARIS SOBRE EL CLIMA- COP21
Mantener la temperatura media mundial “muy por debajo” de dos grados centígrados respecto a los niveles preindustriales.
Limitar el aumento a 1,5 °C, lo que reducirá considerablemente los riesgos y el impacto del cambio climático
REDUCCION DE EMISIONES
187 países que forman parte de la Convención de cambio climático (ONU) ya tienen compromisos nacionales en esta lucha de yodo.
Los países revisarán sus compromisos al alza cada cinco años, con la idea de ir aumentando la ambición con el tiempo.
ENTRADA EN VIGOR
El nuevo acuerdo entrará en vigor cuando al menos 55 partes, que sumen en total el 55% de las emisiones globales lo hayan ratificado.
Todos los proyectos de AZTIVATE están verificados por estándares del Mercado Voluntario de Carbono como Gold Standard o Verified Carbon Standard, para garantizar que los créditos de carbono que generan son reales y medibles.
Proyecto de cooperación
Proyecto compensación emisiones CO2
OUR CO2 EMISSION COMPENSATION PROJECT
We worked together with the consulting firm Green Allcoot in the development of a CO2 gas emissions compensation project in the North Turkana region.
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