Climate change, biodiversity loss, and degradation of ecosystems are linked and all have devastating consequences for our economic and social stability, health, and well-being. Regenerate Africa engages in nature-based solutions and enterprises through designing, implementing, and managing innovative and diversifiedlocally appropriate and sustainable economic actions, value chains, investments, and enterprises that address challenges such as climate change and provide human well-being and biodiversity benefits by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring ecosystems. Below are our current investments and interventions:
Nalumuli Bay Natural Forest-Based Tourism Area in Ssi sub-county, Buikwe. 540 acres of private natural forest co-managed with 300households surrounding forests. The forest is conserved with a wide variety of indigenous medicinal trees plus a wide range of bird species that enjoy proximity to the lake.The forest harbors in excess of 300 species of birds, many of which are rare; including the Pied Hornbill, Superb Sunbird, Grey Parrot, Crowned Eagle, Black-billed Turacos, and the endangered Nahan’s Frankolin. There are over 300 plant species, some of which are of medicinal value.Among the services offered to tourists are guided forest walks, camping sites, picnic sites, and environmental education and entertainment with local drama groups. There is a network of trails to facilitate the exploration of the forest.
Greater Outdoors – a wellness resort sorted on 70 acres of intact natural forest used for forest bathing as an ethnobotanical treasure trove. Bwangu Eco Village Multi-Purpose Cooperative is a family intentional community built on 5Cs – community, cooperative economics, conservation, cash flow, and capital gains
Bwema Island conserved peninsular:240 acres with huge potential for conserving indigenous fish while promoting responsible cage fish farming for the desperate Fisher men. We intend to promote bamboo growing on the parts with very thin soils as an alternative to palm trees growing.
Buwaya Conserved Forestlocated Mabamba Ramser wetland. This is a unique extensive marsh stretching through along narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the main body of Lake Victoria. This conserved area is one of the best spot of spotting the Shoebill bird among other rare Africa birds like the Malachite Kingfisher, African Jacana, and Saddle – billed Stork, among others
KalanamuSmartLogCooperative. Regenerate Africa supports sustainable extractive activities and value addition for Kalanamu SmartLog Cooperative that benefits over 100households organised in a cooperative.
Bees4Women: Regenerate Africa has partnered with Happy Bee Honey to promote promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity among women and girls in forest communities. Honey production is ideally suited to ensuring a positive environmental impact. Beekeeping generates an income without exerting pressure on land resources. Since the quality and quantity of honey production relies on availability of nectar from a range of flowering shrubs and trees (“more trees equal more bees”), it is in the interests of beekeepers to conserve and protect their environment. Regenerate Africa has partnered with Happy Bee Honey to provide environmental management training for the women beekeepers’ groups living in forest areas. This partnership has shown that as individuals‟ income from honey production increases, so, too, does their commitment to conserving their environment. After occasional beekeepers recognise the income earning potential of honey, they begin to take it more seriously as a business and, subsequently, pay attention to the management of natural resources. This has resulted into improved livelihoods for beekeeping families and sustainable community land management that facilitates further income generation. Improved beekeeping practice demands more bee forage plantation and conservation of the environment and provides an alternative income to the sale of forest products. Pollination by the bees is an environmental benefit.
Kijudde Regenerative Farm: Regenerate Africa has established Kijudde Regenerative farm – a 40 acres Regenerative farm offerring technical and data expertise, strategic advice, and training to help farmers and food brands build supply chains that actively regenerate our ecosystem and communities. We believe large scale adoption of regenerative agriculture is key to climate and food security.Regenerative agriculture are principles of ecosystem stewardship, rooted in centuries-old indigenous wisdom, that provides healthy, nutrient-rich food for all people, while continuously restoring and nourishing the ecological, social, and cultural systems unique to every place.