RRR in Refugee Settlements in Africa – Project Brief Series – No. 1: Circular economy solutions for resilient refugee and host communities in East Africa
The overall objective of the project is to pilot and scale up adaptable and gender-responsive RRR solutions for increased food and energy security and sustainable socio-ecological systems in refugee settlements and host communities in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Gender integration is a key component of the project, as refugee communities are disproportionately women and children from many cultural backgrounds.
News blog on project launch:
Building refugee resilience in East Africa through reusing resources
Refugees from South Sudan in the Rhino Camp of northern Uganda will soon be fortifying their diets with okra grown in their own home gardens thanks to supplemental irrigation with grey water. The activity is one of many in a project co-led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in East Africa which is helping refugees to reuse scarce resources.
New project offers circular economy solutions for refugee and host communities in East Africa
A new three-year project that will pilot and scale locally viable and gender-responsive circular-economy solutions was launched on 24 September in Nairobi, Kenya.