Environment intervention is aimed at empowering communities in the promotion of agro-ecology and climate change adaptation, zero waste and pollution as environmental issues. Employing the knowledge of hands on skills in the proper use of natural resources and resolving the conflicts related to resources and protection of biodiversity.
We are partnering with African Biodiversity Network (ABN) to promote indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology, to facilitate inter-generation dialogue associated with environment, culture biodiversity, advocacy and to work with communities including young people and elders to assess challenges in protecting biodiversity. Through our interventions, we interact with communities on issues related to pollution, waste management, climate change and deforestation, wetlands and health, hygiene and sanitation, shortage of water, crop diseases. Building capacities of women farmers in post-harvest related conflict through environmental peace building projects that include all value chain steps to reduce poverty and improve environmental conditions in refugee camps.
Group discussions on issues environment and climate change 2017We have been engaging environmental community stakeholders about environmental issues through community dialogue to raise awareness and bridge the knowledge gap on environmental protection. Discussions have contributed to promote utilization of indigenous knowledge in environmental conservation and climate change mitigation and to help realize the importance of the environment.
We have worked with famers and youth clubs, mining associations, elders groups and marginalised groups. These discussions have improved their understanding and helped them know the importance of ecosystem; connection with nature and the contribution to reach national goals and global targets. Interactions we have made include zero waste, sustainable farming, issues of soil erosion, protection of water sources and lakes, wetlands protection deforestation and land management and associated conflicts, effects of climate change and how women are most affected in the southern province.
During the process, we have learnt that there are a lot basic needs regarding environmental conservation at community level. However, it is imperative to document evidence-based facts and advocate on grass root dialogue from which environmental policy related will be developed to ensure sustainable environmental solutions. In collaboration with local communities and leaders we have trained more than 280 community representatives: men and women farmers, focal points of forests conservation, environmental clubs, agronomists, representatives of schools and youth on environmental conservation.
We managed to plant a total of 9,000 trees in collaboration with local leaders and stakeholders in Ruhango Sector/Ruhango district in Southern Province. A team was formed to oversee the growth of the newly planted trees and to support community interactions on the issues related to environment degradation and adaptation to climate change.
We will continue its engagement to promote close collaboration with communities and local leaders to enhance sustainable environmental conservation, issues of climate change, pollution, waste management, wetlands, lake conservation, food security, and agro ecology. Our target is to engage more communities, schools, religious leaders, local leaders so that no one is left behind so as to include all community strata. If you are interested, please contact us through email@example.com www.globalr.org