Human population growth and the pressures our actions place on ecosystems and natural resources is one of the primary drivers of biodiversity loss and climate change. The 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 Africa growth of human populations is occurring in part as a result of millions of women and girls and hurdles of attaining gender equality.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 Health of People and Planet focuses on integrating family planning and reproductive health actions with conservation and natural resource management actions; advancing rights-based voluntary family planning; girl education; 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.