Ms Bessie Chirambo, Presidential Advisor on NGO issues in Malawi said government is doing all it can to see to it that climate change and its impacts are addressed. She stressed that this cannot be done by government alone but it requires that NGOs also come in to help end this problem. The presidential advisor said this during the launch of Plant a tree with a dollar Campaign in Lilongwe the capital city of Malawi.

Bessie Chirambo, Presidential Advisors on NGO Affairs,

planting a Tree to mark the launch.

The Plant a tree with a dollar Campaign is one of the components of a 5 years project to address issues of climate change, Environment degradation, and Nutrition and Food insecurity in the area of Traditional Authority Maliri in Lilongwe. The project is being implemented by Global Hope Mobilisation in partnership with Arise and Shine International, Dynamic Environmental, Rehabilitation and Protection and Creative Global Relief. The project is targeting women, children and young people.

The Project is coming at such a time when the effects of climate change are becoming more evident; drought, flooding, intense rainfall and many others are adversely affecting human livelihood. These are negatively impacting on economic growth, agriculture, water, human health, energy, fisheries, wildlife, forestry and many other areas in human development. Furthermore Climate change is heavily impacting on least developed countries like Malawi as the countries are least prepared to counter.  Caleb Thole the executive Director of Global Hope Mobilisation called for support from Government and private companies to support the initiative. In response the Presidential Advisor on NGOs commended the 4 NGOs on the initiative and pledged maximum support from Government to see to it that the project is a success. ■