10 years to ensure terrestrial ecosystems continue to provide healthy food & livelihoods to the millions in Senegal that depend on them.
Interventions to stem social and environmental breakdown can reshape the Sahel region.+ Read More
More than 125 million people living in the Sahel, the region between the Sahara and Africa’s tropical forests, live on the frontline of climate change and are already experiencing its devastating impact.
Persistent drought, lack of food security, conflict over dwindling natural resources, and mass migration to Europe are just some of the many consequences. We have witnessed first hand the effects of land degradation in Senegal, and we have seen the benefits for families and villages when fruit-bearing trees are planted.
Green Jobs & Carbon Reduction
As the Sahara desert continues to encroach into farmland and forest, the process of desertification threatens livelihoods and stability across the Sahel. Planting food forests is arguably the most innovative solution to the problem – providing green jobs, contributing to the Great Green Wall, and capturing carbon.
PLANTING TREES: HECTARES
Planting trees, such as mango & cashew, is a simple but effective way to improve soil, create jobs, and reduce carbon. To.org will be planting 10 million trees in the Sahel in the next two years.
GREAT GREEN WALL
Working with individual farmers and Senegalese government agencies, the greening of the Sahel requires local, regional, and global collaboration.
As an official partner of the Great Green Wall in Senegal, to.org is committed to amplifying the impact of this critical initiative. We will attract widespread support by raising the profile of our on-the-ground partners.+ Read More
Since 2015, in collaboration with the Marie Louise Mimran Foundation, we have planted 65,000 trees in northern Senegal. Amadou Ba, one of the 450 farmers we have supported, has planted 250 mango trees on his land, growing fruit that he can sell for profit and to benefit his community and the region.
The continued growth of the Senegalese economy, and other developing nations in the region, will depend on approaches to environmental management and improving air quality in urban centres.
YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics – Dakar 2026 – will be the first Olympic Games on the African continent, a sports, education, and cultural showcase.+ Read More
To.org will be collaborating with local officials to ensure that the Dakar 2026 games carry a message to the world about the ecological and sustainable initiatives thriving on the continent.
PRESERVE NATURAL WONDERS
To.org is a legacy partner to Extreme E, who will be hosting a race in Dakar in 2021. One of our affiliate programmes will clean beaches and plant trees around the capital city of Dakar, which has been overrun by plastic pollution.
Instigating & Innovating
Instigate local and international communities to act on environmental challenges and innovative solutions. Working with artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and activists to find new ways to elevate and solve these important issues.