LEU has extended its frontiers to supports eco enterprise development. This is done through the development of a cadre of rural enterprises in communities that border protected areas including national parks, forest and wildlife reserves.

A case in point is Hoima, Bulisa and Masindi districts where the enterprises will receive training to improve their business management skills and to identify and develop projects for which funds from the Revenue Sharing Agreements offered by Uganda Wildlife Authority can be invested.

The enterprises identified through the mapping and scoping exercise include amongst others:

  • Community tourism
  • Park guides
  • Eco tourist sites
  • Beekeeping / Apiary
  • Fish cage farming
  • Bird watching
  • Social ventures