Rwanga Foundation plants 5,000 Trees in ‘Zakho University’

Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:26 PM


Zakho, KRI (November 13, 2022) - Rwanga Foundation is implementing the 'Rwanga Forests' project again, this time in Zakho University in Zakho city. The activity is done with the aim of combating climate change and providing short-term jobs to the residents.


The foundation began another activity to plant 5,000 additional evergreen trees inside Zakho University as part of  the "Rwanga Forests" project, with the goal of contributing to provide a healthy environment for students, and an answer to the lack of rain, an increase in desertification areas, and a lack of agricultural lands.


The announcement started with an opening speech presented by Mr.AbdulSalam Medeni (Chief Executive Director of Rwanga Foundation), Dr. Nadhim (President of Zakho University ). Following that, the guests kicked off the project by planting some of the trees in the designated locations inside the university.

It is worth mentioning that Rwanga Foundation has already planted 12,000 trees as part of this project and in various locations inside Mosul governorate including (Mosul Forests, Mosul University, and Northern Technical University).


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.