ABOUT US

Rural Watch Africa Initiative is a non profit organization with the aim of strengthening the resilience of poor and marginalized rural communities whose lives and livelihood are been threatened due to degradation of their natural resources, climate change and social exclusion.

OUR SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES

- Natural resources management

- Land degradation and reclamation

- Renewable energy

- Climate change

- Water and sanitation

- Sustainable agriculture

- Livelihood support and skill acquisition

- Gender inclusion

- Governance

OUR HISTORY

Rural Watch Africa Initiative [RUWAI] was founded in 2016, an outcome of the “Digitize My Community Initiative” embarked on by Uche Isieke, to be a voice for the unheard poor and the marginalized communities effected by climate change impact and social exclusion, and to advocate for the basic infrastructures and enhanced rural livelihoods.

RUWAI, a non profit organization with the aim of strengthening the resilience of poor and marginalized rural communities whose lives and livelihood are been threatened due to degradation of their natural resources, climate change and social exclusion through capacity building, advocacy and awareness campaign, natural resources management and restoration strategies, and collaboration with relevant stakeholders for project implementation.

our mission

Our mission is to mitigate climate change impact, environmental degradation and also promote the well-being of poor communities and the marginalized group

Our Vision

Our vision is to see a greener, resilient and productive Africa, devoid of hunger and poverty induced crisis

Our Values

We serve to promote transparency, innovation, gender inclusiveness and teamwork among our staffs

our programs

We work in collaboration with relevant public/private partners, local and international non - profits, to mitigate climate change impact and environmental(land) degradation.

Our Team

Uche Isieke

Executive Director
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Godson Ogumka

Resource Mobilisation
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Tobias Ukeh

Beekeeping Project Coodinator
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Elizabeth Nta

Gender & Youth Engagement
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Our Advisory Board

Mel Landers

Sustainable Agriculture & Drought Mitigation
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Patrick Worms

Scientifc Research
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Nkem Ononiwu

Land & Water Resources
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Professor Joy Ogwu

Gender, Policy & Conflict Advisor
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Obasi Lekwuwa

Forestry & Nature Conservation
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OUR POLICY STATEMENT

Rural Watch Africa Initiative [RUWAI] operates on an efficiency and sustainability system that promotes nature conservation by ensuring that trees are not cut down indiscriminately or unaccounted for.

Our reason for a paperless system, which demonstrates our meticulousness in the management of resources made available to us, even as it reduces cost and enhances organizational effectiveness, for people and nature.

This, if widely adopted across systems and institutions will curb mismanagement, deforestation and save cost for accelerated afforestation (trees planting) initiatives through the climate action picture that will strengthen sustainable food systems, water resources, and income-earning for sustainability.

Our staff, volunteers, and partners are conscious and in-tuned with our digitally-driven system which discourages wastage but sharpens human capacities for organizational growth and productivity.

Our long-term goal is to see these assets channeled for the greater good.

The eco-efficiency way.