Our stories

  • 3 continents, 3 lakes in danger

    There is no shortage of water on the planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in the stuff. But 97 percent of this is salty ocean water. The remaining freshwater is mostly found in the form of ice, leaving precious little available for human use.

  • Women at work

    Whether it's on the farm, in business or in the home, women make remarkable contributions to their communities.

  • Bringing the land to life

    For transhumant pastoralists in Kenya, sustainable land management is a comprehensive approach to address land degradation, with benefits for both the environment and the people who depend on it.

  • Greening charcoal production in Uganda

    Efficient conversion technologies and sustainable land management practices save forests and livelihoods.

  • Heaven on earth

    Mauritius is home to some of the most unique, rare and threatened animals and plants on the planet. Dedicated individuals and organizations have been working tirelessly to save these precious jewels for several decades.

  • To serve and protect

    With its unique landscape, dotted with Lemurs, baobab trees, and chameleons, few places on earth are as evocative - or as important - for biological diversity as Madagascar.

  • Banking on community: Inclusive finance for poverty reduction in DR Congo

    Nearly 55 percent of the population is classed as “financially excluded”, and potential borrowers are often unable to provide the guarantees required to receive credit.

  • Innovative climate data in Uganda

    With the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of its citizens, the government of Uganda is embarking on an ambitious mission to modernize its weather, water and climate monitoring systems.

  • Keeping children worm-free in Tanzania

    Also known as "snail fever", schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. It is one of the most widespread tropical diseases in the world after malaria, affecting more than 249 million people globally, including 100 million children. In Tanzania, the first cases of schistosomiasis were reported in the early 19th century.

  • Glimmers of hope in the eastern Congo

    Survivors of sexual violence find support through the Tupinge Ubakaji programme.