Tree Planting Season Launch

DelAgua joined the Ministry of Environment, Rwanda Environment Management Authority and other sector partners to officially launch the 2023 – 2024 tree planting season in Gashora sector, Bugesera district.

The event took place during October’s Umuganda activities that brought together residents of the community, private sector & NGO partners who planted 14,000 native tree seedlings in an agroforestry setting across 35 hectares.

DelAgua was represented by our Group Chairman Neil McDougall, COO Euan McDougall & Rwanda Operations Manager Jean Pierre Sibomana who joined participants in planting tree seedlings.

Over the years, we have distributed 23,572 clean cookstoves in Bugesera District and conducted household visits to each beneficiary household, educating them on the importance of clean cooking in preserving Rwanda’s forestry.

About Rwanda’s Forests

Rwanda’s efforts to protect existing forests and reforestation have led to 30.4% of the country being covered with forests, equivalent to 724,695 hectares. These areas play an important role in mitigating Rwanda’s contribution to climate change.

The country was one of the first countries to sign-on to the Bonn Challenge, a global effort to bring 350 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2030. Under the challenge, Rwanda has committed to border-to-border landscape restoration.

To protect the country’s forests, the Government of Rwanda encourages citizens to use less wood and charcoal and explore alternative sources of energy such as biogas, gas and electricity. – Source: Ministry of Environment