Lighting up a million smiles

Team Leader of the Uganda Landcare Network (ULN) Dr Joy Tukhawira and Mr Mathias Wakulira talk to Senior EverGreening Fellow, Dr Alan Channer, about evergreening in Uganda.   Groups of children wend their way through coffee and banana fields, their banter mingling with cock crows as the sun rises. And when they reach school, they…

A new generation of environmental activists: meet Kaluki Paul Mutuku

Kaluki Paul Mutuku is a 26 year-old environmental activist born and raised in Kenya. Kaluki grew up in Machakos, a rural community in the Kenyan countryside, where he spent his childhood among nature. He recounts seizing every opportunity to go to the forest; whether to collect firewood for his mother, graze the cattle and goats,…

Meet Kaluki Paul Mutuku, the Global EverGreening Alliance’s new ambassador

Written by Kaluki Paul Mutuku THE HUMMINGBIRD IN ME “We cannot afford to go back to “normal” systems that were before this pandemic, based and rooted in historical, environmental, social, and political injustices.” Hello, Hola, Habari, My name is Kaluki Paul Mutuku, a climate activist & environmental defender from Kenya (the land of Hakuna Matata).…

Regreening hearts and minds

Kenyan FMNR champion Irene Ojuok talks to EverGreening Senior Fellow Dr Alan Channer When Irene Ojuok was a child, she would sit on the shores of Lake Victoria, near her hometown of Kisumu in Kenya, and reflect. ‘I had a sense of connection with nature,’ she recalls, ‘but I didn’t know you could get a…

Junior Landcare Programme in Uganda

This article was written by Mathias Wakulira, Uganda Landcare Network Junior Landcare programme (JLC) is about educating and encouraging young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment. The programme empowers young people, including students, by imparting practical skills related to sustainable land management, food security and agro-based income…

Communities managing forests: a tale of prophets, profits, prove it

Nairobi, Kenya, 26 May 2020 – Today, more than 7 billion humans share the planet with approximately 3 trillion trees, with about a quarter of these trees living outside ‘forests’ and 45% of trees and 40% of people living in the tropics, where most of the recent deforestation has occurred.  But it is not just forests…

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