Project: afforestation

A refugee camp in a sparsely populated border area: Conflicts with the local population are increasing because the refugees need to collect big amounts of firewood and therefore destroy the savannah. 

The project offers refugees and the local population different firewood saving stoves and trains stove builders to meet the demand for these improved stoves. Paid work in reforestation areas generates income and the vegetation cover is restored. 

In cooperation with government institutions, user rights are introduced, this motivates families to protect and tend  to their “own” planted trees. A common committee of representatives of the refugees and the local population sees to it that the rules are observed and thus avoids the development of violent conflicts.