Sub Saharan Africa is rich in natural resources and the region has great potential for renewable energy. Yet, climate change, deforestation, and environmental pollution pose a serious threat its future. Solar solutions to energy use, habitat restoration, and clean water systems are just some of the issues covered by Aid for Africa members. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
Recruiting, training and mentoring women to run small solar light and clean-stove businesses in Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania in order to eradicate energy poverty in communities without electricity.
Creates hope for the poorest of the poor in African villages by locally manufacturing and distributing clean cook stoves, digging and repairing fresh water wells, and cultivating and distributing fruit trees to ensure a sustainable future.
Empowers poor African children, women and families to escape poverty through community-based self-help programs that improve health, expand education, create businesses, and protect wildlife.
Supports on-the-ground programs to save endangered elephants, cheetah, lions, painted dogs and other African wildlife and their habitats. We work to engage local people as effective wildlife stewards so that people and animals can coexist and thrive.
Conserving the world’s 40 wild cat species--including the African lion, cheetah and leopard--and their ecosystems. We strive to ensure a future for wild cats through effective global strategies led by the world’s premier cat biologists.
Plants trees in Africa and elsewhere through self-help reforestation and environmentally sustainable development projects. Provides technical training, planning, and tree seedlings to local groups.
Families that cook with free, no-emission solar energy breathe clean air, drink safe water, save money, save time and reduce carbon emissions for our planet. Solar cooking means healthy forests, fewer burns, healthier children—changing and saving lives.
Started by Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, we provide income to hundreds of thousands of Kenyan women and families through tree planting. We mobilize for women’s rights, good governance, civic empowerment, and the environment.
Fosters environmental stewardship in Kenya’s renowned Masai Mara– home to endangered elephants, lions, rhinos– as partners with the Maasai people to preserve this global treasure and ensure their communities continue to benefit from their natural heritage.
Works with partners in Africa and around the world to develop and sustain landscapes that simultaneously enhance rural livelihoods, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and sustainably produce crops, livestock, fish, and fiber.
Supports grassroots projects that are saving African forests and building awareness of the environmental, economic, cultural and social importance of African forests in order to ensure they stay standing for generations to come.