Cooperazione Internazionale (Coopi) and Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) have collaborated, through Discover programmes, to turn Salima into a green district. On Friday last week, the two organisations launched a tree planting exercise which will see 900,000 trees being planted in the lake-shore district in 2017. Coopi natural resources managing officer Joel Ngwira said the exercise will be done in nine traditional authorities within the district and will include 30 group village heads and 179 village heads.
Coopi is an independent humanitarian NGO which was founded on April 15 1965 by Father Vincenzo Barbieri in Milan, Italy. It’s main goals are to fight poverty and help populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development. Coopi is present in 24 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, with 150 humanitarian projects reaching almost 2,400,000 people.