EAST AFRICAN LEARNING EXCHANGE

Developing nations are the least responsible for climate change, but will bear the brunt of its effects

This project will enable people in Tanzania and Uganda to learn from their counterparts in Kenya who have been protecting and regenerating forests as well as strengthening inter-generational learning between youth and elders on traditional ecological governance. Planting trees and forests not only sequesters carbon, stabilizes soil, provides fuel, food and water and an income, but also rebuilds greater livelihood resilience and fosters better community relations.

The African Biodiversity Network is dedicated to facilitating mutual learning between these three countries, based on traditional knowledge, using it as a positive, solutions-oriented way to address climate change.

“The exchange has since taken place, attended by 46 elders and NGO people from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It was the first of its kind in this region, bringing local people from the three East African countries, the ones who bear the brunt of environmental destruction most, to exchange ideas on how to forge a concerted front for protection of the local environment.” ABN
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