Introduction

This monthly activity report is meant to show the achievements under the project of Restoration of the degraded environmental cover in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in the month of October. This is a project implemented with the in-kind support of Intergraded Farm Management Consult (IFMC).

Department Goal

The goal of the department is to promote efficient management of environmental conservation & restoration and access to sustainable energy to achieve sustainable development.

Programs

The programs implemented in this period of time were tree planting, partnership meetings, and community sensitizations.

The following where the activities carried out.

  1. Community Sensitizations on environmental conservation and restoration. 4 community sensitization were done in the Settlement catchment area. Communities were made to know the importance of conserving the environment and also restoring the environmental cover once destroyed.
  2. Planting of trees. 10,000 tree seedlings were planting in the institutions and in community land in Ofua 1 and Ofua 2 villages respectively. The institutions included the ECD in Ofua 2, the community hall and the church. The one in ofua 1 was in community land. The tree species planted included jackfruit, acacia and neem.
Go- green Campaign, WN-CARD and the Pupils of Ofua II ECD carried out massive awareness on Environment protection by planting trees in their school compound and joined by the Refugee Community members who also participated in the exercise

Figure 1: The ED WN-CARD, a community member and the children participate in planting the trees

Figure 2: One of the children – girl planting a jackfruit tree witnessed by Mr. Andruga John Daniel (Executive Director- WN-CARD)

Figure 3: The ED witness a Female member of the Community plant acacia tree in Ofua 2

 

  1. Partnership meetings. 6 partnership meetings were held with Integrated Farm Management Consult (IFMC), Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and UNHCR Office Arua.

Figure 2: Director of IFMC (middle) with BOD and staff of WN-CARD pause after a meeting to partner in Environment conservation

project

Achievements

(what you consider as key and outstanding from the above implementations done so far)

  • Community members self-selected themselves and identified institutions like schools, churches, mosques and even their own land for planting trees
  • Community members including children were active during the planting of the trees
  • There was both political and technical support from the key stakeholders in the areas of implementation.
  • IFMC pledged to supply more tree seedlings to support the restoration of the degraded environment.

Challenges

  • Means of transport in taking the seedlings to the location of planting
  • Inadequate finances to upscale the activities

Recommendations

  • Continuous involvement of the stakeholders and all the members of the community.
  • Other partners should join in doing the restoration efforts through tree planting.