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Enhancing improved community-based environmental prevention, restoration and protection activities in Sudan

Enhancing improved community-based environmental prevention, restoration and protection activities in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Enhancing improved community-based environmental prevention, restoration and protection activities in internally displaced people camps and gathering areas

Target areas:

Three Darfur States.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 960 119
EUR 650 000
Implementation:
09/09/2008-30/11/2009
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/813/ITA
Objective:

To provide a sustainable management system for prevention, restoration and protection of the environment that assures support to livelihood stability in environmentally-degraded areas such as the IDP camps and IDP gathering areas in Greater Darfur.

Key partners:

National Government and NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

119 990 IDP, returnee and host communities’ households.

Activities implemented:
  •  Distributed 599 950 fruit and tree seedlings, with 172 100 tree seedlings used to establish private  and communal forests within eight IDP communities in the areas of El Fashir, Geneina, Zalingie and  Nyala.
  •  Rehabilitated 12 nurseries in three states of Darfur.
  •  Facilitated four training workshops in three Darfur states on topics including nursery techniques,  seedlings management, seedlings production, coping with climate change and environmental  protection.
Impact:
  •  Increased awareness on the importance of tree-planting and the role of trees in environmental  protection and restoration.
  •  Additional income generation and nutrition from the planted fruit trees.
  •  Increased supply of wood for fuel, fodder and construction through the rehabilitation of community  forests.
  •  Improved capacity of the Forestry National Corporation through the rehabilitation of their  infrastructure and the increased knowledge-base of their employees.