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Core Interventions

Environmental Conservation, Climate Change and Risk Management

Conserving the environment and preventing soil erosion, desertification, flooding and marine is vital to protect aquatic life for maintenance of natural ecosystem. WAO puts much emphasis on forest conservation, soil conservation, waste management, public pollution control awareness and maintenance of heritage. Conservation helps to maintain the diversity of species, genes, ecosystems as well as the proper functions of the environment

Disaster and Risk Reduction: This program helps to identify, assess and reduce vulnerability to disaster systematically. Disasters mostly happen naturally and other disasters occur because of the environmental degradation caused by human activities.

Phalombe District faces and experience floods, drought and winds that always cause loss of life, damage to people’s property and food, damage and loss of infrastructures. WAO intervenes and addresses the challenges faced by people including women and young people during disasters to make sure that people’s rights are not abused and violated, they have information and support they need for recovery.

Climate change: This occurs when changes in earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that remain in the area for an extended period of time and this length of time can be of short or long period.