Nursery tree managed by youth

Natural Resources Enterprise for Youth – Sustainable Natural Resources Management

Date grant awarded: August 21, 2019

Sustainable Natural Resources Management is a project that will be implemented by youth to reduce deforestation and its impacts on climate change in the country. The project will train youth to take in sustainable natural resources management enterprises to reduce deforestation.

The project will also train the youth in alternative income generating activities, such as raising tree seedlings, selling of fuel saving stoves, selling organic fertilizer from solid waste, distributing solar lanterns, growing high value vegetables, and producing various products such as door mats and bags from wasted plastics, all the while contributing to environmental conservation.

Young people will be motivated to mange natural resources since they will be trained on sustainable natural resources enterprises. The income from these alternative sources will be the motivation and driving force for the youth to manage these forests.