Villages Face Charcoal Problem Head on
20 th Jun 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.
Inspiring the Youth to Save their Environment
25 th May 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.
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.
Sustaining Lives by Improving the State of Rangelands
24 th Feb 2016
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.
A Little Hard Work Goes a Long Way
28 th Dec 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.