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Peruth Mutesi talking about Permaculture with Refugees in Uganda and raising their resilience by mushroom farming;

How Regenerative Business Strengthens Refugee Resilience in Camps

To strengthen refugee resilience, Tina Teucher and the Generation Restoration initiative she founded organised an event on 26th May 2023 that highlighted the power of regenerative business.

Regenerative solutions such as permaculture and ecosystem restoration have great potential to improve the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. Displaced people can benefit from regenerative practices such as agroforestry, which at the same time contribute to most of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): For example, they reduce hunger and poverty, provide women and young people with quality education, strengthen biodiversity, store carbon in the soil and thus protect the climate, and much more.

The event presented positive examples of existing knowledge and experience. At the same time, it discussed the obstacles to the widespread dissemination of these solutions.

Refugee Resilience in Uganda

In a keynote, Bemeriki Bisimwa Dusabe, serial social entrepreneur from Uganda, founder of the Rwamwanja Rural Foundation and Lush Spring Prize nominee 2023, and Peruth Mutesi, member of the Rwamwanja Rural Foundation, inspired the audience. They spoke about building resilience in refugees through regenerative economy and agriculture in refugee settlements through the power of permaculture. In her presentation, Tina Teucher vividly showed how projects around the world are contributing to all 17 SDGs simultaneously through their work to restore ecosystems with refugees.

Together, the participants discussed how the potential for regenerative economy, financing, impact investment and development cooperation can be tapped. And what opportunities there are to become active:

5 Ideas: Getting Active in the Generation Restoration

1. Become a Member

Support the non-profit association Generation Restoration (registered association in formation) by becoming a member. Write a short email with the words “I’d like to become a member” to

2. Become a Mentor / Sparring Partner

The best ideas come from exchange. Support Generation Restoration with your knowledge and network on the topics:

  • Policies
  • Funding
  • Impact Investment
  • Development cooperation

3. Volunteer

Participate with your Know-How and Experience:

  • Organisation of further events
  • Science working group on guidelines for NGOs and UN-agencies
  • Field research, measuring, development of measuring standards
  • Investor relations

4. Financial Support

Donate to Generation Restoration through the online foundation at bcause.

5. Stay Up to Date

Sign up for the newsletter at

Partners of the Event

Partners of the event were B.A.U.M. e.V., forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften, NOW partners, Ecosystem Restoration Communities, Re-Alliance, Regenerosity. The event was part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). #GenerationRestoration

As a “Sustainable Matchmaker”, speaker and event moderator, Tina Teucher supports regenerative projects in growing, spreading, scaling and multiplying their ideas. She publishes on various topics related to biodiversity and sustainability and reports on her visits to regenerative places. As part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, she is driving the transformation of refugee camps into places of regeneration and hope through the Generation Restoration initiative.
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