OSSEDI is a local non-governmental organization which was established in 2004. The organization was founded to enhance civil society effective participation in social and economic development of Malawi. OSSEDI implemented a project aimed at promoting afforestation through both indigenous and exotic tree species and encouraging natural regeneration of trees. OSSEDI also promoted agro-forestry based practices for improved soil fertility and promotion of forest based enterprise as an alternative source of income to firewood and charcoal selling. The project targeted the areas TA Dzoole and Mponera of Dowa District.