Human population growth and the pressures that our actions place on ecosystems and natural resources,is one of the primary drivers of biodiversity loss and climate change. Human population has grown beyond Earth's sustainable means. We are consuming more resources than our planet can regenerate, with devastating consequences yet our future health depends on the health of our planet.Throughout much of Uganda and across Africa, growth of human populations is occurring in part as a result of millions of women and girls struggling to overcomehurdles of attaining gender equality. Unequal access to education, and family planninghave accelerated population growth in many regions. It took humanity 200,000 years to reach one billion and only 200 years to reach seven billion. We have created an unsustainable imbalance – our cumulative human needs now exceed the carrying capacity of our planet.
Regenerate Africa’s Gender, Health and Environment focuses on integratinggender,family planning and reproductive health actions with conservation and natural resource management actions; advancing rights–based voluntary family planning; education of girls; promoting gender equality while empowering communities with the knowledge and tools needed to manage their natural resources in ways that conserve critical ecosystems, enabling both people and planet to thrive.