Environment Sector

Objective: Natural resources and shared environment better protected

Use of natural resources and shared environment needs constant attention

Given the Population pressure on land across the settlements, the age of the settlements (some since 1959) and the continued use of most of them, a lot is at stake in terms of forest cover, Soil and water conservation, lake shores (which are considered fertile) and plant bio-diversity as well as disruption of the ecosystems. Refugees and asylum seekers depend on the existing trees and shrubs for domestic demands including construction and charcoal burning. The soils have continuously been cropped with minimal or no inputs and in some cases the vulnerable parts of the land like hill slopes and lake shores have been used which have resulted into soil erosion and Lake siltation and water eutrophication. Environmental interventions have been minimal and inconsistent due to the limited and inconsistent resource investment over the years. Additionally there is no regional operational comprehensive environment intervention strategy that is being consistently followed. We however plan to carry out the following:

  1. Raising of seedlings for planting in the settlement
  2. Support to tree planting around refugee homes, institutions and community woodlots
  3. Raising of tree seedlings for planting in refugee homes
  4. Provision of tree seedlings for planting in community woodlots institutions schools and homes for agro-forestry and water conservation.
  5. Awareness creation for environment conservation practices through sensitizations.

      Pricking eucalyptus grandkid at Kisoro tree nursery bed-Rwamwanja Refugee settlement.

      Pruning a woodlot at Kabahinda hill Nakivale Resettlement



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