Humanitarian Programs
Start Date: 
January 2022
End Date: 
February 2025
Overall Objective: 

The project is also implemented in partnership with Living Earth Foundation UK and funded by Comic Relief. Itis focused specifically on developing eco-enterprises in rural communities that neighbor national parks, wildlife and forest reserves in Hoima, Buliisa and Masindi Districts in Western Uganda.

Specific Objectives: 
  • To support the expansion of existing biodiversityentrepreneuriallines(bird- guiding;eco-tourism)
  • To develop new enterprises responding to local needs and experience from the sub-region (butterfly farming, silkworm production,more productive use of degraded land)
  • To mobilize private sector support for green business development, particularly based around community-based monitoring of oil and gas impacts.
Project Acitivites: 
  • Awareness raising on Revenue Sharing Agreement (RSA) funds
  • Training on accessing Revenue Sharing Agreement (RSA) funds and developing project proposals
  • Trainings for social venture enterprises, leadership of community based groups, women and youth groups in areas neighboring national parks and reserves in various areas including:
  • Functional skills hands on training in identified skill areas
  • Delivering training for social venture/enterprise development:
  • Life skills – Entrepreneurship Spirit uptake
  • Raising Enterprise start-up Capital- Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA)
  • Marketing and Customer care
  • Delivering leadership training in:
  • Lobbying & negotiation
  • Advocacy
  • Community representation
Achievements To Date: 
Eco-Enterprise Development
  • Finalised feasibility study and scoping exercise for rural enterprises
  • Finalised training needs analysis (TNA) for rural enterprise development
  • Have advertised for calls for proposal for consultancy services to deliver training activities for rural enterprise development