In the context of the celebration of World Environment Day (June 5, 2021) and its theme for this year, which calls for the restoration of ecosystems, the Society would like to launch the “Clean and Green Sudan Campaign” to address the phenomenon of visual and environmental pollution as manifested by the spread and accumulation of waste of all kinds, solid, liquid and gaseous in the streets of cities and villages of Sudan and the decline of green spaces in an alarming degree which threatens the natural and social ecosystems and the facility and negatively affects the climate. Through this campaign, the society seeks to localize the culture of cleanliness and interest in planting trees in the broad Sudanese community, thus contributing to the restoration of ecosystems. The campaign lasts for a period of five years (2021-2025) and covers all states, cities, and villages of Sudan according to a planned program and timetable that suits the local conditions of the population and with the wide participation of all stakeholders and in a smart partnership that includes the three sectors; the government, the private sector, and civil society.
In the following lines, we will review the philosophy and theoretical framework on which this campaign is based, and the theory of change that it aims to adopt in the various stages of work to achieve its strategic goal. A roadmap will follow the different stages that the campaign will go through to reach its final goals.
§ Contribute to spreading and consolidating the concept of environmental citizenship.
§ Glorify the value of volunteering among all sectors of the Sudanese society.
§ Solidify the government sector’s interest in environmental affairs and including it in the general strategy of the country.
§ Localize a culture of cleanliness and sustainable management of waste.
§ Increase interest in planting trees and contributing to the restoration of vegetation that was destroyed by wars, conflicts, and wrong policies, which led to the deterioration of the ecosystems and production bases and have also contributed to exacerbating the negative effects of climate change.