CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)

CEMINA ( Communication, Education, Information and Adaptation) is a not- for- profit organization founded in 1990 to empower women and communities through the use of the radio. Over the years CEMINA has created 400 women's radio programs and has been awarded with various prizes. The radio model, created by CEMINA, is considered a social technology and has been disseminated not only in Brazil but in other countries as well. Since 2007, CEMINA has shifted its focus from radio to the capacity building for social start ups and education for adaptation to climate change. One of its main projects is Adapta Sertao ( www.adaptasertao.net) which aim is to develop a social technology that benefits t...

CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)
Rua Alvaro Alvim, 21/16 Andar Centro
Rio de Janeiro, RJ CEP 20031-
Brazil
55-21-22621704
http://www.cemina.org.br

President and General Coordinator

Thais Corral

Management Team

Charles Siqueira, Felipe Poli, Caroline Carvalho, Daniele Cesano

Board of Directors

Caroline Carvalho, Sandra Guimaraes, Daniele Cesano

Project Leaders

Thais Corral

Mission

CEMINA ( Communication, Education, Information and Adaptation) is a not- for- profit organization founded in 1990 to empower women and communities through the use of the radio. Over the years CEMINA has created 400 women's radio programs and has been awarded with various prizes. The radio model, created by CEMINA, is considered a social technology and has been disseminated not only in Brazil but in other countries as well. Since 2007, CEMINA has shifted its focus from radio to the capacity building for social start ups and education for adaptation to climate change. One of its main projects is Adapta Sertao ( www.adaptasertao.net) which aim is to develop a social technology that benefits the population of small underserved towns in the semi-arid region of Brazil. The project consists in articulating a group of social technologies that use scare resources such as water and arable land to guarantee the livelihoods of the local communities especially small farmers. The project has received very prestigious awards such as the 2008 SEED Award. It has also been recognized as a best practice by UN Habitat. CEMINA also supports a children- youth program at Favela Julio Otoni. The program offers a series of benefits for children with ages between 6 and 14 years old. The idea is to offer these children the new possibilities of seeing and actualizing the world. The program is done with volunteers.

Programs

1) The program to prevent the participation of children and youth with drug traffic. The program is held at Favela Julio Otoni , located at the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. The program has been active for the last 8 years and has supported around 50 children and youth every year. Activities provided by the program are complementary to the school curriculum. 2) resilient communities, is a program that CEMINA support to build the capacity of communities to face climate change. Currently there are two projects running, one in Bahia, in the semi-arid region and one in Rio de Janeiro, SINAL do Vale. The Adapta Sertao project provides a combination of technologies. The main purpose is to improve the efficiency of small scale agriculture to promote social development and to prevent deforestation.

Statistics on CEMINA (Com., Edu. and Info. and Adaptation)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2006: $250,000
  • Annual Budget for 2005: $300,000
  • Other funding sources: kellogg foundation, unesco
  • Religious Affiliation: No affiliation
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