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Empowering Women and Youth to Restore Watershed in Nigeria's Obudu Plateau
Grantee Name: 
CROSS RIVER STATE ENVIRONMENT AND CARBON EMISSION BOARD
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$39,996
DATES
Sep 2018
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Oct 2020
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$39,996
DATES
Sep 2018
-
Oct 2020

This project is intended to reclaim the fast disappearing natural water sources through the restoration of a 10.55km stretch of water shed by planting of trees along both sides of the water course up to a distance of two to three kilometres thereby boosting the ecosystem services provided by the natural course of the streams; Significantly, the project will empower the women and youths in the selected rural communities through, the formation of 4 community-based women and youth groups and providing training and extension services in the cultivation of economic trees (cocoa, mango, bush mango, avocado, etc. which will have a direct impact on their incomes, employment and poverty reduction.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to engage in sustainable management of 40 priority sites and consolidate ecological connectivity at the landscape scale