How much can a fence help farmer communities in regenerating their environment?
Our next Open House guest is the Swiss NGO newTree. For 15 years, newTree has been active in the Sahel, Africa, taking the regeneration of nature as the basis of a sustainable strategy to fight local poverty.
The Open House events are a meeting point for professionals and people with an interest in the fields of Sustainability, NGOs and Philanthropy. On each session, visitors can enjoy a short presentation by an organisation selected by SUSTINOVA and, during an informal Apéro, the opportunity to connect and discuss face-to-face the work of the organisation and other overarching issues. For more information on this event series, please read here.
The Non-Profit-Organisation newTree has been active in the Sahel region for 15 years, developing their projects with the joint work from local communities. Their multi-sided approach involves creating land reserves for forest regeneration, using carbon compensation mechanisms and adopting practical solutions to improve the local livelihoods. The partners are responsible for contributing with their own work, which leads to motivated farmers, dynamic women groups and a living community.
NewTree's focus when working together with the local population is based on 4 pillars:
The project manager, Franziska Kaguembèga-Müller, will introduce us to the villages and fields of farmer families, moving encounters, new trees and 100'000 Energy-efficient cooking stoves.
Entrance is free and last-minute attendance is possible.
Advance registrations are appreciated, as it allows for better planning. Please register yourself (and your colleagues) using the form below.