New developments, blog posts and 'green' stories from the field, including our work with waste management, circular design and permaculture.
Water scarcity is perceived to be a problem in many parts of the world and this shift is often attributed to climate change. In Uganda, Yemen, Kenya and Uganda, DRC has actively been supporting landscape design for regenerative groundwater recharge, turning floods into food and adapting landscapes from fragile to fertile.
Prolonged crisis characterized by massive forced displacement is the setting for DRC Burkina Faso ‘Sahel Urban Regeneration Initiative for Displaced People’ (SAHURI) project. The project was running from September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 in peri-urban areas of the city of Kaya and has empowered IDPs and host communities to work together and develop pathways to durable solutions, building on both economic, social and environmental pillars.
This animated film tells the story of ecological degradation, climate change and increasing disaster and hardships in East Africa from the perspective of a young rural African woman.
Former DRC Country Director in Kenya, David Kang’ethe, is cascading permaculture techniques and regenerative practices – central to the work inside and beyond displacement settings.
The Resilient Colline project is working on three levels: the landscape level, the household level and the co-op level based on a strong regenerative design method.
DRC Yemen has partnered with local farmer communities in the Sa’dah Governorate in the north-west of the country, to collect, preserve, store and multiply traditional seed stock to increase food security. Being an extremely fragile state, Yemenis and displaced people heavily depend on humanitarian aid for food. Reclamation of seed security is key to build resilience, protect livelihoods and, thus, reduce conflict risks.
DRC EAGL’s resilience approach in Tanzania uses permaculture-inspired design science to build resilience for refugee and IDP shelters, homesteads, farms and for the landscapes in which they are situated. The project illustrates the importance of rethinking current agricultural models. DRC in Tanzania promotes a localisation of food production through strategies such as bio-intensive, agroecological, agroforestry and permaculture-based resilience design approaches, including household perma-gardens and farms to prevent an over-reliance on imports and to mitigate the impacts of increases in global food prices.
In the world’s biggest refugee camp, DRC is helping to engage communities of Cox’s Bazar by building their resilience through the implementation of livelihood generating activities with a circular economy approach. In other words, this is a systemic approach to economic development which aims to eliminate waste and continually use and reuse resources.