The project is creating scalable, tangible income generating opportunities that are contributing towards lifting thousands of rural communities out of poverty and its activities are positively contributing to, while lowering the alarming rate of deforestation in the region, with over 2000 beneficiaries across four provinces of Zambia engaged (of which 42% are women and 80% are youths), an additional 3,000 are expected to be added by year end 2020.
Sustainable development goals
1. No PovertyEnd poverty in all its forms everywhere. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
13. Climate ActionTake urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities
15. Life on LandProtect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species