Julia J. Aguilera

M.Sc. Student and Research Assistant at the Institute of Environmental Sciences

crags - climate adaptation.

Nursing trees for tilted farming in Burundi

The Climate-Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAG) project, from which this solution is part, was initiated in 2017 with the objective of strengthening local ecosystems as a means to improve resilience in a number of communities located at elevations above 1000 meters above sea level in the highlands of north-western Burundi. It aimed to decrease erosion and landslide risk through the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices on steep slopes.

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eamcef - climate adaptation.

Buzz-boosting techniques - The case of beekeeping in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

This solution, consisting pf the implementation of beekeeping activities in different communities adjacent to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania, represents an alternative source of livelihood and a successful strategy that has helped reduce unsustainable activities such as logging in the targeted areas. It contributes to reducing human pressure on local ecosystems already affected by climate change. 

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water tank nyabihu - climate adaptation.

Getting slopes in shape - The EWMR pilot project in Rwanda

The Embedding Integrated Water Resource Management in Rwanda (EWMR) project was introduced in 2019 as a pilot project to address the interlinkages of erosion and flood-related problems in different districts within the Sebeya River catchment. The overall objective of the solution is to improve livelihoods and the environment in the region through landscape restoration and improved natural resource management.

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communal water points wee - climate adaptation.

Water for Eastern Equatoria (W4EE) project in South Sudan

The Water for Eastern Equatoria (W4EE) project, implemented between 2013 and 2019 in the Kenneti basin, South Sudan, aimed to develop integrated water resources management that was conflict-sensitive, climate-resilient, and that contributed to different local sectors.

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05biogas nakuru - climate adaptation.

Cow dung as fuel in the Aberdare Range, Kenya

This solution, whose implementation began in 2009, consists of using cow manure to generate biogas through household biodigesters, supported by the Kenya Biogas Programme. Its objective is to help local farmers reduce their dependence on firewood and fossil fuels as energy sources, thus reducing both the economic expenses for families and the impact on local forests resulting from fuelwood harvesting. 

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terraces fonerwa - climate adaptation.

The Green Gicumbi project in Rwanda

The Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities project, commonly known as the Green Gicumbi Project, was launched in 2019 in northern Rwanda as a six-year project to promote climate change resilience in the area. Following an integrated landscape management model, it will help restore and enhance degraded watershed ecosystems and promote sustainable management of forest resources.  

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