DW's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. The show offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.
Often the Indigenous Baka people get the blame for damaging the Dja Faunal Reserve in Cameroon. But the UNESCO World Heritage Site is mainly threatened by massive deforestation due to growing rubber plantations.
Over 90% of South Africa's waste ends up in rubbish dumps. A startup wants to increase recycling and employs former informal waste collectors to pick up reusable trash, and rewards households for taking part.
The new railway line from Mombasa to Nairobi is a step in the right direction for better public transportation. It has shifted traffic from the roads to rails, but it cuts through important corridors in national parks.
Thousands of miners descended on Chimanimani National Park to find their fortune digging for gold. But environmental costs have been high. Can legalization and organized cooperatives help preserve what's left untouched?
By recycling plastic waste into bricks, builders in Ghana can create sturdy housing cheaper than ones made of steel and cement. It not only helps clean up the streets but can help ease the poor housing situation.
Camel farmers in Somalia are keeping their animals on the outskirts of Mogadishu in enclosures. Perhaps surprisingly it's a way to protect them from climate extremes like droughts and floods and so far they are thriving.
Access to clean water may be a right, but for many it is a luxury. Now two inventors in Uganda have developed eco-friendly filters for use in schools and homes that turn lake water into drinking water.