Shymena Nunes Guedes, leader of the Educational and Cultural actions of the Renova Foundation, addressed the topic in the latest live chat session held by the institution
With the objective of answering questions about the call for experiences for the revitalization of the Doce River basin, the Renova Foundation held its fifth live chat session, this Thursday, August 10, this time with the leader of the Educational and Cultural actions of the institution, Shymena Nunes Guedes. Open since the end of July, registration for the call has been extended until August 31. With the change, Renova hopes to further increase the range of the action. “We want to meet people who are thinking about revitalization models for river basins and who contribute to a more sustainable future”, said Shymena.
The leader began the conversation explaining the stages of the creation of the Doce River Revitalization Program. “This call is the first step towards building the Program. Planning begins in September with a meeting on good practices. The next step is a collaborative workshop where the bases of program will be established. After it has been approved by the CIF it is ready for implementation”, she explained.
One of the premises of the Renova Foundation is the collaborative construction of its actions. During the chat, Shymena reaffirmed that the purpose of this call is to recognize and value experiences of good practices of people and institutions that strengthen local culture. “We want to meet people who take care of springs and plant forests, who structure models of production and conservation, who improve the quality of life and water. We want to talk to everyone who has gained experiences for the revitalization process of the Doce River basin”, she said.
She also answered questions from the participants. Regarding the actions undertaken by the state and municipal governments for the recovery of the Doce River, Shymena clarified that these bodies are part of the Technical Board and that they will also participate with their own experiences. “They are important partners for the construction of the program”.
Asked whether the call focuses on educational initiatives or whether it focuses on active basin recovery initiatives, the leader replied that it covers both aspects. “If you do not have an educational process of knowledge exchange, it does not perpetuate. It is not possible to disassociate the recovery from an educational process”.
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