Tree Talk Plus began in 2014 in Uganda, and has a particular focus on youth and children, both in and out-of-school.
Its Vision is to have ‘nature Based Communities with good quality life’. It works towards shaping the minds and attitudes of communities in Uganda for: better land-use practices; increased resilience towards climate change catastrophes; improved living-standards for ordinary people.
Tree Talk Plus utilises a Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) approach. CEPA is about raising awareness on values and functions and creating an environment for pedagogical approaches that enable learning, through advocacy, public awareness and communication, media and journalism engagements and on-and-off field demonstrations.
This approach encourages the promotion of training in the fields of advocacy and lobbying, research, responsible management and supervision of resources in the environment and natural
Since 2019, Tree Talk Plus has been the secretariat for the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) Network in Uganda, a network of over 50 organisations. The network aims at scaling up the FMNR model in the country. The FMNR model helps in regeneration of important indigenous trees on farmlands and in natural degraded forests and landscapes. In the past two years, the FMNR network has supported regeneration of over 98,350 hectares of agricultural and forest land.