Updated Mar 29, 2019

MANTA enabling an ocean of lifelong learning: Vietnamese fishermen coach climate change survival to youth delivering SDGs!

https://www.mantasailing.org

Julia Shaw

Alternative work for fishermen addresses global ocean priorities & water-sports for peace! Open to all! Students explain more in short award winning videos.

1. MANTA addresses global ocean priorities (over-fishing, pollution, climate change mitigation/adaptation), via alternative work for fisher-folk (A-D), while helping deliver UN SDGs. A. 2009-19, MANTA trains fishermen as national coaches/athletes, following World Sailing guidelines, modified for Vietnam. *In turn, sail-trained fishermen teach water-sports and climate change survival skills ...
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1. MANTA addresses global ocean priorities (over-fishing, pollution, climate change mitigation/adaptation), via alternative work for fisher-folk (A-D), while helping deliver UN SDGs. A. 2009-19, MANTA trains fishermen as national coaches/athletes, following World Sailing guidelines, modified for Vietnam. *In turn, sail-trained fishermen teach water-sports and climate change survival skills to large youth groups, in line with international curricula. *In turn, students help sustain fishermen’s new work. national team training and MANTA’s circular model, while delivering SDGs. For long term sustainability, MANTA aims to: *Double large school groups. *Source sponsorship to cover equipment for the next 10 years. USD70K. 2. Source an education scaling fund to: *Follow Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Sport’s vision, where Vietnam’s sports universities students take MANTA skills back to their provinces, scaling up skills along Vietnam’s 4,000km+ coastline. *Ensure SDG 10. *Generate interest to cover: B. Workshops for local schools and Vietnam’s 3 sports universities. Cost USD5K/workshop, USD45/year. Fund USD450K. C. Fisheries surveys for MPAs (http://bit.ly/IUCN-GreenList). Cost USD25/year. Fund USD250K. D. Set up plastic incineration to clean fuel, with zero toxic output. *Smallest plastic incinerator -> to electricity by T-Tech, Vietnam, costs US70K. -> to off grid fuel, by Sepco, costs USD500K. *Local engineers to design cottage industry alternatives.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Circular model: MANTA trained 15+ fishers water-sports. Water-sports trained fishers taught >3000 children (2009-19). Kids support new work for fishers and deliver SDGs. MANTA registered as a Vietnamese Social Enterprise, looks to double numbers.

Focus Areas:

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Education, Energy, Environment, Health, Gender, Youth, Peace and Resilience, Human Powered Transport, Cultivation & Tools, Citizen Participation, Social & Micro Finance and All SectorsSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Vietnam

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3,015
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
3,000
Customers
10
Employees
$600,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

*The world is 95% water, 71% ocean, and rising; water-sports skills allow best survival chances. *Significant risks to the ocean are pollution, over-fishing (with biodiversity loss), and climate change. *Vietnam has an horrific sea history, no coastguard, 90% of children cannot swim. *Vietnam's coastline is in the top 5 most at risk to climate change, globally. *Vietnamese fishermen are arguably the most vulnerable community. *Vietnam Prime Minister's call for zero plastic need market impact.

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Solution

*Fishers' ocean skills translate well to water-sports. *Fishers teach large youth groups water-sports/climate change survival skills, following highest education standards, as alternative work. *Water-sports is open to all! *Water-sports benefits human/environmental health, climate change mitigation/adaptation. *Safety areas act as MPAs (for marine stock recovery). *Water-sports help re-balance Vietnam's horrific sea history· *National pride is stronger motivation than marine conservation·

Target Beneficiaries

MANTA serves *Vietnamese fishermen: Arguably the most vulnerable, lowest caste, unschooled local community, without alternative work. *National teams. *Large youth groups: With better survival chances as 95% world water levels rise. *All people via UN SDG delivery/Innovative social-environmental solutions. *Government, locals, water-sports athletes-coaches-managers, and tourists: By developing water-sports along Vietnam’s 4,000+km coastline: Ranked 5th most threatened coast to climate change.

Mission and Vision

*MANTA takes Vietnamese fishermen off over-fishing, off endangered habitats and, off fossil fuels, translating existing ocean skills to water-sports, to help service tourism. *In turn, sail-trained fishermen train large groups water-sports and climate change survival skills, in line with (International Baccalaureate and IGCSE). *In turn, students help sustain fishermen’s new livelihoods, MANTA’s circular model and national team training, while delivering UN SDGs and promoting zero-waste lives.

Competitive Advantage

MANTA *DELIVERS SDG4 *Is Vietnam's 1st sailing training centre. -Coaches are certified. -Founder is IOC scholarship trained, an IGCSE examiner, with a chapter in Springer's Biodiversity series. *Addresses global ocean priorities. *Helps deliver SDGs. *DELIVERS SDG8 *Designs new work for fishermen using existing ocean skills. *Services Vietnam’s growing Tourism/Water-sports industries. *Supports national pride with national team training. *DELIVERS SDG10: Sports is open to all. Youth focus allows gender equality. *SUPPORTS SDG13 *Switches fossil fuel to wind/water power. *Aims for ocean plastic to clean fuel. *Teaches climate change adaptation as the world is 95% water and rising. *ENCOURAGES SDG16 *Was shortlisted for Beyond Sports Awards 2017. *Helped connect Vietnam to the governing body of sail sports. *Spread the reach of international sail sports to include Vietnam (when sailing was about to be axed as an Olympic sport). *Stood back from local-national-international corruption.

Planned Goals and Milestones

*Double large school groups. *Source new equipment funds. *Source water-sports training funds for Vietnam’s local schools/sports universities. *Work with AusSwim to coach more local coaches in June. *Clear next coastal ocean plastic pollution gyre when season/tides change in May-June. *Help organize Vietnam's surf team for 2020 Olympics. *Follow up Sarawak's request for a water-sports centre for Batam Air reservoir for forest communities displaced by a large dam (building not stoppable in 1990).
Funding Goal770,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted3,000
New Implemented CountriesMalaysia
Recruit3 management, 2 advisers, 20 support staff,
New FeatureInclude: *Water-sports and climate change survival skills workshops by water-sports trained fishermen for local schools and Vietnam’s 3 sports universities for greater equality. *Environmental camps requested by international schools. *Camps maximize Life essentials (Air-Water-Energy including food and plastic recycling, promoting zero waste lives)!

The Team Behind the Innovation

MANTA's marine team: Young Vietnamese water-sports trained fishermen, follow World Sailing, as national coaches/athletes, coaching >3,000 children since 2009. Are now Vietnam's top water-sports athletes, certified coaches, with scientific papers/videos (see shark video). Turnover <5%. MANTA's founder is female, IOC scholarship trained, an IGCSE examiner, with a chapter in Springer's Biodiversity series. MANTA's Vietnamese director is a digital marketing expert with 3 Google books.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Apr 2019
New Product Or Service
Asked to design an event to celebrate 25th anniversary of Binh Thuan Sports Department in 2020. MANTA has recommended a video collection to minimize risks and maximize collaborative community spirit.
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Feb 2019
Lives Impacted
3,000
Oct 2006
New Product Or Service
Fisheries report 2006 - fisher-folk surveys central and southern Vietnam for ADM Capital Foundation
Oct 2006
New Country Implemented In
Vietnam
Oct 2006
Created

Supporting Materials

UNFCCC-Economic-Diversification-MANTA-Vietnam-2-.pdf
SCHOOL-CAMP-2020-MANTA-PROPOSAL-2-.pdf