GCFT is the French part of Mikhaïl Gorbatchev’s NGO (Green Cross International), under presidency of Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Its target is to keep a healthy environment for a sustainable and peaceful future for people. GCFT’s action cascades in both advocacy activities and tangible projects. It is sorted in 5 main themes:
2. Prevention and anticipation of environmental crises,
3. Encouragement of transition towards more sustainable and peaceful ways of development (specifically in water, food and energy issues),
4. International co-operation,
GCFT develops both national and international projects. One of them is the Smart Water for Green School (SWGS) Project. The target is to facilitate access to water and sanitation, and also allows children to go to school on the time saved in collecting water. All projects are initiated, designed and supported with local Green Cross coordination. 22 villages have already set up this system in Ghana.
Green Cross is developing new SWGS projects in the Volta basin, and is launching pilot projects in Bolivia, Sri Lanka and China. Insights and updates on: http://gcft.fr/?p=587