oeoo in Uganda1. June 2022 2023-07-02 13:48
oeoo in Uganda
Cleaning up Lake Victoria
In spring 2022, an oeoo project started in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, to rid Lake Victoria of plastic waste
Cleanup activities Measures to prevent plastic waste discharges into Lake Victoria in the Kampala region
In collaboration with the Uganda Junior Rangers (UJR), One-Earth-One-Ocean (OEOO) is implementing project: “Clean Kampala” with the support of GIZ’s Natural Resources Stewardship program. They will ensure that by the end of the project, through the use of a catamaran specially designed for the collection, there will be 120 tons less waste in the Kampala environment especially in Lake Victoria and the rivers.
Ziel dieses Projekts ist es, einen Beitrag zur Lösung des Müllproblems zu leisten und die Natur zu entlasten sowie nachhaltige Lösungen zu schaffen, um den Problemen in Zukunft zu begegnen. Außerdem soll das Projekt aufzeigen, auf welche Weise Müll in den See gelangt, und ein Bewusstsein dafür schaffen, wie man besser mit Müll umgehen kann.
The Uganda Junior Rangers, as a local partner with 9 employees, play a crucial role in the cleanup activities
With the help of new equipment, the UJR are supported
An educational program for a long-term impact has been created
To ensure that a long-term and sustainable solution is also created, an educational program has also been set up to ensure that children in the region learn more about waste disposal and thus become more aware of how to deal with waste. A course on proper waste disposal is offered at schools so that the new generations are educated on the extent and solution of the problem.
Through the measures of education and the provision of the necessary equipment, important steps for a sustainable improvement of the waste problem have been initiated and through further support, Uganda, especially the Kampala region, has the chance for a healthier ecosystem.
This project shows what changes can be achieved in a short period of time and how positive it is for the environment and the people who live in it.
In order to ensure that the problem is taken seriously in the long term and that something changes, OEOO will do many more projects with the UJR. This project is only the beginning of a sustainable partnership with the prospect of great success.