Rwanga Foundation Announces the 'Rwanga Forests' Project in both (Mosul & Northern Technical) Universities in Mosul City

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 2:03 AM

Mosul, Iraq (October 18 & 26, 2022) - Rwanga Foundation announced the 'Rwanga Forests' project for the second time in both (Mosul & Northern Technical Universities) in Mosul governorate. With the aim of combating climate change and providing short-term jobs to the residents.


Rwanga Foundation announced the commencement of planting 7,000 evergreen trees in Mosul University and Northern Technical University with the goal of contributing to provide a healthy environment for students. As an answer to the lack of rain, an increase in desertification areas, and a lack of agricultural lands.

The announcements started with an opening speech presented by Mr.AbdulSalam Medeni (Chief Executive Director of Rwanga Foundation), Dr. Mounir Salem (Assistant to the President of Mosul University for Scientific Affairs), and Professor Dr. Alia Abbas Ali  (President of the Northern Technical University) Following that some of the trees were planted as a start of the project. 


In the beginning of the year 2022, Rwanga Foundation implemented this project in Mosul Forests. With the goal of bringing life back to Mosul's woodlands, combat climate change, and encourage local economic recovery by providing short-term jobs. Over the course of 50 days, the project has planted 5,000 Eucalyptus trees in an area of 8 Donums in Mosul forests with cash for work workers. The project was a response and support to the 2017 fire explosion.

Even though forests are regarded the only breather, we did not notice any development or interest in them, such as rehabilitation or attempts to improve their poor state.


The Rwanga Forests project is a climate action project that will be executed in Iraq and KRI. Climate change is occurring as a result of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by the combustion of fossil fuels and fire explosions. The Rwanga Foundation will carry out this project in many parts of the country over the course of several months and years. The project's goal is to train and prepare the community to plant massive trees in the destroyed forests and ecosystem. It will also contribute significantly to carbon capture for climate change mitigation.