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ENGAGE   THEM   ALL!

Study on civil society engagement and collaborative activism in
nature conservation and sustainable development with the use
of modern information technology and on-line tools.

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About

"Engage Them All! Community Engagement into Nature Conservation via IT Tools" is a research project on the topic of civil society engagement, youth empowerment, and collaborative activism in nature conservation and sustainable development. It focuses on the use of modern information technology (IT) and on-line tools.

The aim of the project is to research different methods and best practices of how environmental organizations and green startups use modern IT and on-line tools for civil society engagement in the area of nature conservation and sustainable development.

The project is led by Alexandr Iscenco from MEGA and supported by the Fellowship Programme of the Prague Civil Society Centre.

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Hypothesis

Our research hypothesis is that modern IT and on-line tools (such as social networks, community platforms, gamification, games, apps, etc.) can allow more effective and efficient engagement of youth and communities. These tools can encourage people to support certain causes, such as nature conservation and sustainable development. This is driven mainly by the fact that Millennials (Gen Y) and Centennials (Gen Z) are technologically savvy and are used to be surrounded by IT, so that they work with multiple devices and IT tools on a daily basis.

At the same time, many environmental organizations and green startups worldwide have already understood that and are now using IT and on-line tools to support their civil society engagement efforts within environmental campaigns, projects, and other initiatives. It is also assumed that there are organizations and startups, who have pioneered innovative approaches to using IT tools in civil society engagement into nature conservation and therefore have good case practices to share.

Overall, this research seeks to test our hypothesis through on-line surveys and interviews with various environmental organizations and startups. It also includes literature review and documentation of best practices to support our research.

Products

The research results will be summarized in a publication and a database of best practices
that will be made publicly available at the beginning of 2019.

Publication

A summary of the key results from the on-line survey and interviews with environmental organizations and green startups.

Database

A searchable database of best practices in the use of IT and on-line tools for civil society engagement into nature conservation.

Survey

You can provide valuable contribution to the research project by completing the
"Engage Them All!" on-line survey and sharing your experience in using IT and on-line tools
for civil society engagement in the area of nature conservation and sustainable development.

As a reward for your time, effort, and sharing of your knowledge while answering the survey questions, you will enter into a draw for the chance to win one of the 2 gratitude prizes.

Read more about the survey, your contribution to it, and the prizes, and start completing it below.

Contact

For any inquiries regarding the research project, you can use the e-mail address alexander@megageneration.com or the contact form below to send your message.

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Besides sending a message, you can also subscribe
to news and updates about the research project.

Team

The research project "Engage Them All! Community Engagement into Nature Conservation via IT Tools"
is conducted by an international team consisting of: 

Alexandr
Iscenco

Researcher & project coordinator with 10 years of experience in environmental organizations and Green Tech startups

Aleksandra Polivanaya

Research assistant with 5 years
of experience in civil society organizations in Ukraine and Germany

Darja
Rovba

Expert with 7 years of experience with environmental organisations in community engagement and network development

Partners

The research project "Engage Them All! Community Engagement into Nature Conservation via IT Tools"
is supported by the following partners: 

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