The ambitious Mbale tree planting scheme, which is funded by the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme, plants trees in the heavily-deforested region of Mount Elgon region in eastern Uganda.
scheme, which plants 2 trees for every child born or adopted in Wales – one in Wales and one in Uganda.
Leah Namugerwa, 15, will plant the 10 millionth tree in a special ceremony in Uganda today.
At the same time, First Minister Mark Drakeford will plant a “twin tree” in Bute Park, Cardiff.
Today’s tree planting will take place as Wales and the world celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child.
Her work campaigning for tree planting and a ban on single use plastic has begun to have a significant impact across Uganda.
“The Mbale tree planting programme has been a great success, helping the most vulnerable Ugandan communities adapt to climate change. »