A Restoration World Tour from the “4 per 1000” Fair during EU Green Week 2021

1-2 June 2021. A Restoration World Tour from the “4 per 1000” Fair during EU Green Week 2021

The virtual fair of the “4 per 1000” International Initiative, during EU Green Week, online from 3 May 2021 to 11 June 2021, has succeeded in re-assembling 125 stands, showcasing their activity under the patronage of the “4 per 1000” Initiative. This fair has clearly boosted the multi-stakeholder dialog & enhanced International solidarity.

The “4 per 1000” Restoration Event, on 1st June 2021, showcased and illustrated:

  • the diversity of solutions the members, partners and friends of 4p1000 work on, especially the solutions focused on restoration
  • the power of the 4p1000 network and of its electronic collaborative platform
  • how the participants to the 4p1000 virtual fair have identified collaboration opportunities and got to know each other
  • It also raised public awareness on the role of soil health
Stand 18: “Protecting Rain Forest in Democratic Republic of Congo (carbon sequestration) – The

Shabunda Project” by GIERI Groupe d’Intervention pour l’Encadrement et la Réhabilitation Intégrale (Intervention Group for Supervision and Integral Rehabilitation).

GIERI is a registered non-profit organization in the DR Congo.

GIERI’s mission is to contribute in building conditions of peace environment and to promote the community development in its range. Adopting the Australian inspired Landcare Australian principles, GIERI has several aims, including:

  • Improving the nutritional requirements of the people by adopting appropriate operating framework for the rehabilitation of existing agrarian structures, victims of natural disasters or war;
  • Participate in any action aimed at environmental protection and environmental sanitation;
  • Rallying the community development environment based on the initiatives of the local population;
  • Actively participate in advocacy activities for the promotion and socio-economic reintegration of youth.
  • Develop and implement carbon Project with indigenous people in DRC to Protect Rain Forest in Congo River Bassin.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Patrick Kaka, Director and Mr. Marcel Tshikuta Mulombo, Program Manager at GIERI (Groupe d’Intervention pour l’Encadrement et la Réhabilitation Intégrale / Intervention Group for Supervision and Integral Rehabilitation).
Stand 59: “Regeneration of Nature through Income Generation for Local Communities in Malawi” by

the Simpson foundation.

The main focus of Simpson Foundation is Conservation Agriculture. There is a direct link between agriculture and ecosystems such that if the ecosystem is disturbed, the agriculture systems is disturbed as well through the effects of climate change. This in turn affects the livelihood of the rural communities as they have to develop survival mechanism and the nearest being the natural forests.

In rural setting in Malawi, research has shown that 65% of the rural community’s productive activities are done by women and young people. In this regard we are integrating genders’ equality to empower women, young girls and youth to take leadership roles and participate in the regeneration of natural forests from the planning, awareness building, implementation and equitable benefit distribution. Special attention is given to girls have dropped out of school due to early pregnancies’ to be encouraged to go back to school while at the same time participate in the regeneration of natural forest through value addition.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Joseph Chipimpha Mughogho, Program Manager at Simpson Foundation.

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