The Programme for Inclusive Public Policies in Africa (APIA) promotes the efficient use of water and the prevention of water-borne diseases.
As part of the programme to support the design of inclusive public policies and the search for funding to put them into practice, at the headquarters of the Cape Verde National Education Department in Praia, teaching materials were handed over to the Cape Verde educational community that will educate children and raise their awareness of how to use water responsibly and efficiently.
This project also includes an exchange of experiences with quality management for water intended for human consumption and identifies opportunities to improve water monitoring and supply policies, especially among the more disadvantaged, who are supplied with water by tanker trucks or public wells.
The materials, which include flashcards, cartoons and DVDs with interactive audiovisual game, are designed for use in schools to provide a tool for teaching young people about the efficient use of water in a country with a serious shortage of this resource.
The materials were developed by technicians from the Canary Islands Technological Institute and Cape Verde Ministry of Education. There will also be training for teachers who will be responsible for providing the schools with support in their use and dissemination.
The initiative forms part of the â€œTransfer of teaching materials and technical support for the promotion of efficient water use and the prevention of water-borne diseases in the Cape Verdean populationâ€, which comes under the Spanish Cooperation Programme for Inclusive Public Policies in Africa (APIA), managed jointly by the FIIAPP (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies) and the AECID (Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development).
The programme is designed to help African countries, their governments and their people to achieve inclusive economic growth that will contribute to creating more cohesive and equitable societies.