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Engaging and empowering citizens

A route to social changefor sustainable development

Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.com

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Global Action PlanGlobal Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comWe design and deliver effective programsEmpowering individualsEngaging citizens and employeesBringing about long-term, sustainable change

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WHAT, HOW, WHYGlobal Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comWhat?Social change leading toresource savings and social cohesionHow?Scientific, evidence-based designEmpowerment of people and groupsWhy?SDGs, Paris Climate Agreement, more

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WHATGlobal Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comResource savingsTypical measured long-term reductions in use ofElectricity 10 %Mobility (fuel)20 %Water19 %Solid waste disposal50 % and next, Food

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WHATGlobal Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comResource savings

and next, Food Action, coming in 2017

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Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comSocial cohesionCommunity development built on proven principles for stakeholder-driven processes. Examples:Ballymun, Ireland Ivano-Frankivsk, UkraineHanoi, Vietnam

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WHAT: City example 1Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comBallymun, IrelandPossibly this centurys largest slum regeneration project in Europe with a low-income, low-education, high drop-out profile.GAP has supplied methods, materials and staff to engage citizens over more than a decade.=> Result: a vibrant community with the original residents still there, and thriving

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WHAT: City example 2Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comIvano-Frankivsk, UkraineA national school program engaging more than 100,000 pupils and their families in GAP-designed Lessons for Sustainable Development => has led to a sustainable household and neighbourhood program in cooperation with the social services, city hall, utilities, and local NGOs

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WHAT: City example 3Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comHanoi, VietnamA household Green Living program => led to Green Teams in specific neighbourhoods, each with self-defined projects, such as reclaiming a huge river-bank area from crime and pollution for social and urban-agricultural activities

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HOWGlobal Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comScientific and evidence-based program design focusing on individual and group empowerment yields long-term results and a high RoI Examples:Health care employees, UKActivate, Basque Country, Spain

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Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comAn action research program starting with a European meeting in 1996* funded by the Swedish EPA * of researchers & practitioners in EMPOWERMENTCurrent state embodied in the book ESD Dialogues, Mehlmann & Pometun, 2013

HOW: The science 1

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HOW: The science 1Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comThe action research has resulted inguidelines embodied in educational programsEmpowering writing: online courseDesign of effective social change programs: training program, including data collectionEmpowering coaching: training programOn-the-job learning from experience: training and facilitation

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Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comDesign of effective social change programsbuilds on an empowerment spiral + social diffusion: invite to experiment, engage early adopters, start from participants own concerns and collect data through before&after monitoring systems.

HOW: The science 1

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HOW: The science 1Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comOn-the-job learning from experienceBeyond SWOT analysis, Learning for Change creates a space to build on strengths: What are you most proud of?, and accelerate learning. Taught in more than 40 countries.

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HOW: The science 2Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comAcademic research includingLongitudinal study of household behaviour change, Leiden, NetherlandsResearch published by other universities i.a. in London (UK), Hanoi (Vietnam), Gvle (Sweden)

University College, London and some others. Hanoi: National Pedagogical University.15

HOW: The science 2Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comLongitudinal study , NetherlandsThe Leiden studies of the EcoTeam program, over a period of years, show thatParticipating households make many changes to save resourcesThe changes are not only sustained but amplified over time

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HOW: The evidence 1Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.com

Health care employees, UKA partnership between GAP UK, Barts Health NHS Trust and two businesses to engage employees nation-wide in innovation for more sustainable health care: environmental, social and economicSavings to date: 9.2M and 48,511 tonnes of CO2

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HOW: The evidence 2Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comActivate, Basque Country, Spain73 municipalities, 42 schools engaged, 1,408 households registered. Focus on electricity, with monitored savings High local media impact, important contribution to Local Agenda 213-year budget: only 189,000

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WHYGlobal Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comSocial sustainability goes mainstream for instance: Agenda 21 becomes Agenda 2030: SDGs adopted September 2015Paris Climate Agreement signed 22 April 2016New national, regional and interregional goals concerning social, environmental and economic development

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WHY work with us?Global Action Plan International 2015 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comBased on 26 years of experience in 25 countriestwo decades of action research research from numerous universities:

GAP has methods and tools to meet the new urban challenges

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Global Action Plan International 2014 | globalactionplan.com | secretariat@globalactionplan.comA global leader in sustainable behaviour change

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