SEED Award Events in Salvador Recognise 2008 Brazilian Winner
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. To celebrate the 2008 SEED Award Winner in Brazil, Pintadas Solar, a community-led partnership for water-efficient crop irrigation and bio-fuel production, SEED and the partnership held a series of events, including an awards ceremony at the Goethe Institute in Salvador, Bahia State, bilateral meetings, a site visit and a capacity building workshop.
The events highlighted the necessity of considering the 'human factor' in climate change adaptation, underlined the need for community involvement in order to succeed, and drew attention to the importance of raising awareness and building motivation at the community level for such partnerships. They also provided an opportunity for partners to network, discuss future plans and consolidate the partnership. A brief report is available here.