Tuyambaze, center in dark blue, helps put up the frame of the water tank alongside Annonciata Akobahoranye of Imbere Heza, right. Tuyambaze and his younger sister are no longer in school, but tend the potato fields and manage the household they share with their grandmother.
Perusi Florence and her brother Tuyambaze will start the year 2012 with a burden relieved. They will no longer walk an hour to fetch water every morning. They will no longer have to pay 2,000 Uganda Shillings (the currency of choice in this area of DRC equivalent to about 75 US cents) per month to collect water. They will be able to step outside the home that they share with their grandmother and fill their jerricans with the rain that fell the day before.
The following post was written by AWF Program Design Officer for Europe Danny McGahey. Danny was part of an AWF delegation that attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 17th Conference of Parties (UNFCCC COP 17), in Durban, South Africa.
My trip to Durban started on a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi...wrong direction, I know, but lower emissions than the flight AND you take a 0 off the price tag!
It’s Sunday. Today is CIFOR’s (Centre for International Forestry Research) Forest Day. 1200 people are gathering to discuss the value and future of forests. The focus is global, but the fact that the COP 17 is in South Africa is a great opportunity to highlight the major plight of Africa’s forests. AWF President Helen Gichohi is giving the keynote address.
November 29th, 2011 – Adaptation in Africa, recent experiences and knowledge gaps