We are Alliance for Positive Environmental Impacts and Reforestation(APEARE)
Idi Obi Ologuneru, Ibadan 200129

About Us

Our journey began in April 2019 when the Alliance for Positive Environmental Impacts and Reforestation (APEARE) was founded. The seeds of this remarkable non-governmental organization (NGO) were sown during an inspiring event, the 2014 American Association of Geographers My Community Our Earth (MyCOE/SERVIR) Capstone, held at the prestigious USAID and NASA headquarters in Washington DC, USA. APEARE was born from a passionate vision shared by individuals who recognized the pressing need to address climate change issues in their communities (https://www.aag.org/mycoe-servir-capstone-fellows-describe-their-experiences/).

Wasiu Alimi

Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives

Our founder envisioned an NGO that could harness the immense potential of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to offer sustainable economic alternatives, countering the overexploitation of forest resources. At APEARE, we are driven by a profound commitment to both climate action and social justice. We firmly acknowledge the urgency of the situation, understanding that empowering indigenous women and youth is not only vital for their well-being but also for the preservation of our planet’s delicate ecosystems.

With this vision serving as our guiding light, we embarked on a transformative journey. APEARE’s efforts focus on empowering and uplifting marginalized communities, ensuring that their voices are heard, and their needs are met. By providing sustainable economic opportunities through the utilization of Non-Timber Forest Products, we strive to break the cycle of dependence on deforestation and unsustainable practices.

Our commitment to climate action is unwavering. By promoting the sustainable management of forest resources and encouraging the adoption of environmentally friendly practices, we aim to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change. Through APEARE, we seek to create a harmonious balance between human development and environmental preservation.

Moreover, APEARE recognizes that social justice is intrinsically linked to environmental sustainability. By actively engaging with people of all genders and ages, we aim to uplift their communities, fostering empowerment, equality, and inclusivity. Through our work, we aspire to create a world where every individual can thrive, irrespective of their background or circumstances.

The establishment of APEARE marked the beginning of a profound and impactful journey. Guided by our passionate vision, we are resolute in our mission to effect positive change, empower marginalized communities, and pave the way for a sustainable and just future. Together, we can make a difference, one step at a time.

Our Approach

At APEARE, we believe that sustainability is the key to a thriving planet. We prioritize environmental education, promote sustainable practices, and raise awareness about the importance of preserving earth’s ecosystems. Through our initiatives, we address critical environmental issues such as deforestation, climate change, and biodiversity loss. We leverage our expertise in sustainable land use, reforestation, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and community engagement to drive positive change.

Where We Work

APEARE focuses on partnering with rural communities, particularly those inhabited by indigenous populations. We work in various regions that face environmental challenges, including deforestation and degradation of natural resources. By engaging directly with local communities and building strong partnerships, we ensure that our work is inclusive, responsive, and aligned with the needs and aspirations of the people we serve. 

Our People

APEARE is proud to have a passionate team of individuals who are equipped with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Our dedicated team members bring together diverse backgrounds and skills in environmental science, community development, technology, and more. Together, we work collaboratively to make a meaningful impact on the environment and the lives of the communities we serve. 

Together, let's take action today and build a more sustainable and equitable world.

We recognize that achieving our mission requires collective action. We invite you to join us in creating a world where communities thrive in harmony with nature, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. Your support is vital in helping us make a lasting positive impact.