Environmental Protection In And Around Refugee Camps

Project Summary: 

The project intends to put in place mechanisms and measures to protect the environment in and around the refugee camps in the country. It aims to contribute to the overall national goal of protecting the environment and the conservation and management of natural resources.

The project aims to protect the lands in and around the refugee camps from soil erosion and degradation. It also seeks to reduce pressure on the environment, specifically on the forests, in and around the camps by promoting the use of and making available improved cooking stoves which require low-firewood consumption for the 69,555 refugees. It is expected to decrease the volume and demand for use of firewood among households in the refugee camps.

The project will also endeavour to achieve and sustain these outcomes by promoting awareness and education amongst refugees and host local population on environmental issues affecting them. The project will operate in the four Districts of Gicumbi, Karongi, Gatsibo, and Gisagara where the refugee camps are located. The project will have 4 outputs: Output 1: Lands in and around the refugee camps secured and protected against soil erosion and degradation; Output 2: Volume of and demand for use of firewood for cooking by refugees significantly reduced; Output 3: Increased environmental awareness and education among refugees and local population; and Output 4: Project management and monitoring ensured.

FONERWA window/s: 
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
Key Project Outputs: 

Output 1: 200 ha of Lands in and around the refugee camps secured and protected against soil erosion and degradation

Output 2 : Clean energy is widely used among households in the refugee camps resulting to reduction of use of firewood for cooking by refugees Increased

Output 3: Environmental awareness and education among refugees and local population

Output 4: Project management and monitoring ensured

Partner Institution/s: 

RAB, REMA, UNHCR and other donors and partners supporting refugees in camps