• Villages Face Charcoal Problem Head on

    20 th Jun 2016

    Mohamoud Gab Asar a former charcoal producer from Fiqifuliye, Sool March 2016

    Mohamoud Gab Asar a former charcoal producer from Fiqifuliye, Sanaag March 2016

    Mohamoud recalls it all as if it was yesterday. He wishes he knew what he knows today, maybe he would have done things differently. He narrates how one particular day when the sun was scorching, he had worked all day in an effort to cut down as many trees as he could to make charcoal. As he stood up drenched in sweat looking for a tree to rest under to catch his breath, it had dawned on him, he had just cut down the last tree.

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  • Inspiring the Youth to Save their Environment

    25 th May 2016

    Figure 1 the Child-to-Child club members plating seedlings and watering plants in their school 21 march 2016

    Club members planting seedlings and watering plants in their school March 2016

    The air was filled with laughter and chatter. As Rahama and her club members oozed with a sense of comradeship harmony as their hands mixed the soil with water in preparation to plant tree seedlings. In doing so they were planting hope for their future. as Somalia is in need of trees.

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  • Ruun Dahir getting paid for her work with ‘Your environment is your life’

    Breaking the Norm, Ruun’s Story

    08 th May 2016

    Some people perceive African women as weak, submissive and at times less than equal to their male counterparts. Others believe that while women are the equals of men, their roles should be confined to looking after the homestead and the children while men find jobs outside the home.

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  • Soil bunds structures before rainfall, June 2014

    Sustaining Lives by Improving the State of Rangelands

    24 th Feb 2016

    Soil bunds are among the water retention techniques that were used in the rehabilitation of the valley-Kobdexaad,Bari

    Soil bunds are among the water retention techniques that were used in the rehabilitation of the valley-Kobdexaad,Bari, Sept 2015

    kobdhexaad valley in the Bari region of Puntland, Somalia, used to be a productive valley with massive vegetation cover of herbaceous species, which is very nutritious for livestock and wild animals. The valley has been at the heart of the pastoral literature and was praised in poems for its different life-sustaining plants that it proffered in the past. Extensive unsustainable land use coupled with destructive and climatic factors has transformed this landscape into a completely barren, and deserted piece of land that cannot sustain the communities that live upon it.

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  • Silt covered Dhilaalo dam before rehabilitation by community members, July 2015

    A Little Hard Work Goes a Long Way

    28 th Dec 2015

    Mr. Toox Yare a local resident standing in front of the rehabilitated dam

    Mr. Toox Yare, a local resident of Dhilaalo village standing in front of the rehabilitated dam in the village, July 2015

    56-year old Hussein Mohamed, nicknamed Toox yare, who lives in dhilaalo village, was among residents that recently took part in the rehabilitation of the nearby water canal.

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