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WSUP and Madagascar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs plant trees for a sustainable future

Themes: Climate change Utilities Water
Countries: Madagascar Madagascar-local

WSUP partnered with Madagascar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to plant 2,500 endemic trees in the rural commune of Bongatsara. This initiative reaffirms WSUP’s commitment to supporting Madagascar’s sustainable development and highlights the importance of water resource management in the face of climate change.

The tree planting was part of Madagascar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiative to have the non-governmental organizations and diplomatic communities operating in Madagascar complement the government’s reforestation efforts.

Planting trees is a long-term commitment to the well-being of our nation. Recognizing this, the Ministry has made significant contributions to nationwide tree-planting initiatives and will continue to do so in the future.

Planting endemic trees is vital to preserving Madagascar’s unique biodiversity and contributing to long-term water security. Trees help regulate water cycles, prevent soil erosion, and improve water quality.

This initiative in Bongatsara will have a lasting positive impact on the local environment and the community’s well-being. The Commune of Bongatsara will be responsible for the future care of the plantation

For the last four years, WSUP Madagascar has been supporting the Commune of Bongatsara through the:

  • Construction of six (6) water points serving over 3000 people
  • Installation of one (1) water tank in partnership with JIRAMA

This collaborative effort between WSUP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose motto is to ‘restore the world and revive life’, demonstrates Madagascar’s dedication to building a greener future. By working together, the partnership is creating a positive impact on the environment and ensuring a sustainable water supply for the communities of Bongatsara and beyond.