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

Gambari Project

This project examined the climatic and socio-economic effects of deforestation at Gambari Forest Reserves in Ibadan. The findings highlighted the excessive exploitation of forest resources, and were shared with stakeholders to support informed decision-making aimed at curbing deforestation in the reserves.

Eleyele Sensitization Program for women and youth

A sensitization program was conducted to raise awareness among women and youth in the Eleyele forested wetland about the importance of preserving and conserving forest resources. As a result, the participants were introduced to various alternative methods of generating additional income, such as producing briquettes and cultivating Ewe Eran (Thaumatoccus danielli).

2023 World Environment Day Beat Plastic
Pollution School Advocacy Program

As we celebrate World Environment Day 2023, we at Alliance for Positive Environmental Impacts and Reforestation (APEARE) reaffirm our commitment to protecting and restoring our planet’s precious ecosystems. With this in mind, we recently organized a workshop in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria for secondary school students, where we educated them on how to #beatplasticpollution in line with the theme for this year’s World Environment Day Celebration.

Kuchiko Reforestation Project

For the 2024 World Environment Day Celebration, the Alliance for Positive Environmental Impacts and Reforestation (APEARE) marks a significant leap forward in her environmental conservation efforts with the launch of the Kuchiko Reforestation Project. Alongside our passionate team and volunteers, we are addressing the pressing challenges of environmental degradation, unsustainable land use, and the adverse effects of artisanal mining in the Kuchiko camp Community, Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria. 

Empowering Women and Girls in the Face of Environmental Challenges

Artisanal mining, a predominant activity in Kuchiko, not only exacerbates land degradation but also leads to water pollution and a host of social problems. Communities face health challenges due to the unregulated use of hazardous substances and suffer from the loss of fertile land, crucial for their agric.based livelihoods. Our project is not just about trees; it is about transforming lives, particularly empowering women and girls who bear a disproportionate impact of these environmental issues. 

Why Reforestation?

Our field assessments in the project location identified key deforestation drivers: agricultural expansion, biomass energy use, and artisanal mining. Our strategy? To meet communities where they are, offering sustainable livelihood alternatives through our initiatives like the Food and Agric Resilience through Multifunctional Agroforestry and Ecological Systems (FARMAES). 

Kuchiko At A Glance

Kuchiko camp, nestled in Suleja, Niger State, is a vibrant community with a population deeply rooted in agriculture and artisanal mining practices. The demographic is young, with over 60% under the age of 25, reflecting the youthful energy and potential for sustainable growth and innovation. However, the lack of access to sustainable employment and education, particularly for women and girls, highlights the need for our intervention. 

The Impact of Reforestation

Reforestation stands as a beacon of hope, with the power to sequester carbon, restore biodiversity, and provide alternative livelihoods through agroforestry. Our project in Kuchiko aims to transform degraded lands into thriving ecosystems that support the community and the planet. 

As we embark on this journey in Kuchiko, we are planting more than trees; we are sowing seeds of hope, resilience, and sustainability for a brighter future. Join us in making a difference, one tree, one life at a time. 🌳 

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Kuchiko Gallery