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Project Name: Environmental protection and clean energy technology promotion in Rhino Camp and Imvepi refugee settlements.

Core Program Area: Environment protection and natural resources

Donor: UNHCR

Location: Imvepi and Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements

The Key problem facing the environment in refugee settlement is heavy dependence on wood fuel and locally sourced shelter materials. This has contributed to high levels of forest cover loss within the settlements. Renewable energy, particularly local production and promotion of briquettes has remained a gap due to limited resources. Protection of planted trees against stray animals in dry season has remained a challenge. Much efforts was enforced in 2014 -2016 to discourage tree cutting through tree marking, raising and distributing tree seedlings of different species, community environmental protection awareness campaigns, provision of the briquette moulds, as an alternative to cutting trees, but still the survival rate of the planted trees has been affected by both the natural factors and human activities.

In the past years RICE West Nile implemented Environmental protection and clean energy technology promotion in Rhino Camp and Imvepi refugee settlements project with support from UNHCR under a core program area of Environment and Natural Resources with a purpose of promoting efficient management of natural resources and environment to achieve sustainable development.

Mon 29 May 2023