HOW WE DO IT
Campaigns and Advocacy
Somali Greenpeace Association (SOGPA) is widely known for the incessant campaigns and advocacy on environmental and climate change topics.
Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)
Climate change education, training, and awareness creation have been the central focus of SOGPA targeting youth and vulnerable communities. We do this through workshops, conferences, and webinars leveraging on our robust online presence.
Tree planting and Ecological restoration
Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Beyond the campaigns and advocacies, our member organizations embark on tree planting and reforestation activities including mangrove restoration along the coast.
Marine Resource Management
Somalia has the longest coastline in mainland Africa with 3333 KM square. This long coastline is facing multiple threats from both local and international communities. Dumping of chemical wastage and illegal fishing from foreign countries and plastic pollution from local communities are common problems. The coastline of Somalia can change the momentum for job creation and livelihood improvements. We are striving to address these issues in various platforms.
More than 70% of the Somali population is youth. Unemployment are major Challenge to us. We are consulting with the youth in achieving health and sustainable environment with dignity jobs.
After the collapse of the Somali government,the biodiversity of the Somali peninsula became prone to illegal poaching and trafficking. With no government to neither raise awareness nor protect them most of them migrated to neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia. The few that remain have evolved to hide themselves better and develop an elevated sense of protection mechanisms, At Somalia Greenpeace Association we are working on raising the awareness on biodiversity protection among the locals to make them understand the role biodiversity plays in a balanced ecology.
ACHIEVEMENTS WE HAVE MADE
1. More than 2000 people where thought on what climate change and how it impacts their livelihoods
2. Communities were enabled to take effective action against environmental degradations in their respective districts
3. Youth, women, and local people have understood the danger of plastic bags to marine life’s hence taking beach cleaning campaigns
4. More youth, women, Men and Civil societies are now coming together and addressing climate change issues and climate change induced securities in Somalia
5. The people whom we trained are re-training others in Baidoa, galodgob and Abudwak.
6. White paper on environmental peacebuilding and how civil societies in Somalia are responding is developed by Somali Greenpeace Association and FinSom. This white paper has been published in the Geneva peaceweek webstiste