RESTORING THE NAIROBI RIVER
Nairobi River has experienced series of pollution from human activities for many years. The loss of catchment forests has increased the risk of seasonal flooding; the creation of dams and other barriers have broken the migratory route of the river and reduced connectivity along its length.
Afrigod is focused on creating solutions to key issues affecting societies across Africa. We have a group of 100 volunteers who are dedicated in restoring Nairobi River and here’s how we’re doing it. We have categorized the process into 3 phases:
1) Clean-up. We will be embarking on garbage collection on a weekly basis and erecting of garbage bins.
2) Riverbank restoration. Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and grass along the river bank. This is essential in preventing soil erosion and restoring the river to its biodiversity.
3) Management. We are dedicated in our course for a clean, safe and healthy environment. Hence our aim is to work and assist with management operations for the next 5 years.
Written by Caroline Osano & Miguel Ugochukwu Peters