Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) is a youth-centric NGO established in 2012 and registered on 8th November 2013. It's a nonprofit powered by the vision of creating communities where people and nature flourish. Through landscape restoration activities like planting trees and agroforestry, we build resilience for small holder farmers against the changing climate while economically empowering unemployed young people in Uganda's rural communities through education and training on setting up and managing indigenous tree nurseries and tree farms. This way, we arouse passion among community members to work towards sustainable agroforestry practices, conservation and restoration of under green areas. We have so far worked with 1000 individual households on Sustainable land Management approaches and planted over 455,000 trees through collaborative agroforestry with communities in Mpigi, Nakaseke, Kayunga, Bududa, Mukono, Ngora, Serere, Soroti, Luwero, Kayunga and Kumi among others, and 350,000 of these trees have been mapped by GPS coordinates in our innovative tree tracking effort. We have trained more than 2507 young people on variable aspects of environmental conservation ranging from setting up tree nurseries, grafting, pruning, propagation, human and nature interactions. We have also worked together with local and international partners to design an interactive and proactive environmental education curriculum for young people at variable age groups.
We exist to build community resilience against the changing climate.
Our vision is to create communities where people and nature flourish.
By mixing cutting-edge technology into its conservation activities, this NGO sets itself apart. For instance, it might create smartphone apps to assist farmers in tracking their water consumption or utilize satellite data to monitor deforestation. This NGO can operate more effectively and efficiently than others by employing technology in novel ways.
Unlike many other NGOs, we advocate for systemic change instead of concentrating on local community engagement. In order to promote environmental sustainability on a greater scale, this entails pushing the government and other stakeholders for policy changes. TAU seeks to improve the environment and address the underlying causes of environmental deterioration in Uganda by concentrating on policy change.
TAU uses cutting-edge technology in its restoration, protection and conservation initiatives. For instance, we created a user-friendly smartphone application to track all the trees that we plant. This helps to wipe out any doubts about tree planting data since it captures important details including image of tree, date of planting, name of planter, GPS coordinates and species of tree. This is important in ensuring accountability and transparency in tree growing.
TAU also uses high resolution satellite imageries to monitor all its planting sites and provide access for the funder.
Tree Adoption Uganda works with young people through school environmental clubs to inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability because we know that today’s young people are the future stakeholders and potential leaders whose later choices will be immensely influenced by what they see, hear and learn today. We have Incorporated context relevant environmental education in the school curriculum that inspires them to be environmentally conscious and responsible.
We invite you to read through these testimonials and learn more about our organization and the impact we have made. We hope that these stories inspire you to join us in our efforts to create a more sustainable future for Uganda and the world. Thank you for your support!
"When drought hits which is as a result of climate change, women and children move longer distances to collect water where in most cases are taken advantage of like rape, defilement which results into teenage pregnancy hence dropping out of school." - RHU Executive Director Jackson Chekweko at the Health and Climate Symposium, PreCop28
Ahead of COP28 UAE, we took part in the pre-cop 28 Health and Climate Symposium together with Tree Adoption Uganda, WHO, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of water to discuss pathways to integrate Air Quality data in Health Systems and Climate Change.
Presented at the Health & Climate Pre-COP28 Symposium on the 14th of Nov 2023!
Shared how Malaria Youth Uganda is making a difference in the fight against malaria, inspiring youth in climate action.
Grateful for the chance to contribute to building resilient health systems.
As a member of EU Youth Sounding Board in Uganda, l had the pleasure of participating meaningfully at the Health and Climate Symposium.
As we drive the conversation forward, there is a great role that young people can play in driving the nexus between health and climate change.
“Thank you @tree_adoptionugandafor participating with us in the tree planting session. We hope to follow up anad as well meet at the 18th June #Run4climate”
The journey of change always calls for joint efforts. @tree_adoptionug donated over 10 copies of Environmental Education toolkit and we heartily appreciate.
I would like to thank @tree_adoptionug for inviting us to plant trees for babies at Kyambogo University…. we shall fight together towards achievement of our goal.
I have successfully completed my six weeks internship with @tree_adoptionug. Thank you everyone at TAU for the professional guidance and assistance offered in and outside office, i want to say am grateful.
It's now time to take climate change fight to the next level.
When this organization approached me about introducing trees into my farming operations, I was doubtful. However, after collaborating with them, I understood the advantages of agroforestry. It has not only helped to lessen erosion on my farm, but it has also improved the condition of my soil and helped me preserve water. I heartily advise other farmers to enroll in this program.
TAU's initiative for educating people about conservation absolutely astounded me. They gave our students practical learning opportunities that truly aided in their comprehension of how their activities affect the environment. Our students are more conscious of the value of sustainability and conservation as a result of this curriculum.