Partners of Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) programme in Uganda submitted an objection to the Electricity Regulatory Authority – ERA to the establishment of a hydropower plant on the Victoria Nile River. SRJS is a Partnerships and advocacy programme seeking to promote food security, water provisioning and climate resilience amidst oil exploitation and forest degradation challenges in Uganda. The SRJS partners in Uganda comprising of; IUCN UCO, NAPE, AFIEGO & ECOTRUST submitted an objection letter based on the following observations;
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The Human Wildlife Resilience project has since 2016 strived to enhance resilience to community losses from wildlife incursions through development and implementation of a community led compensation scheme as a one of the incentive measures for community long term engagement in sustainable natural resource management.
Pauline explains TGB's multi-faceted, local, and global benefits to COTAP.org founder Tim Whitley.
On December 1-2, more than 1,000 representatives of government, international, non-governmental and indigenous organizations, activists, finance, private sector, youth, scientists and media came together gathered at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, to connect, learn and share ideas and experiences on how to move from commitment to action towards reaching sustainable landscapes.
The ECOTRUST Stakeholders Event, held on an annual basis, presents an opportunity to dialogue, update and consult with the organization’s stakeholders ranging from Government to the General public. This year’s event, under the theme “Trees for Global Benefit at 15: Building Resilience of Businesses, People and Landscapes to Climate change” was a celebration of ECOTRUST’s Trees for Global Benefit Programme, which has for the last 15 years grown into one of the biggest carbon offsetting schemes in the world (under the Plan Vivo standard of certification), linking rural poor small-holder farmers to the financing of the voluntary carbon market.
November 6, 2018, the Shared Resources, Joint Solution (SRJS) Uganda partners i.e. Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), The Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and IUCN-Uganda Country Office (IUCN-UCO), organized a one-day CSO-Expert meeting at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala, aimed at facilitating CSO's working in the oil and gas sector to discuss and make comments on the Tilenga project’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report.
Cases of Human Wildlife conflict in Kasongoire parish, Budongo subcounty are reaching critically high levels with an average of 2 Chimpanzees killed or injured by local community members every other day. Two children were killed by chimpanzees in 2017, and they've been several reported cases of chimpanzee attacks on children between 1998 and 2015, leaving many of them with scars. As a result of the retaliatory killings, the number of chimpanzees in this migratory corridor (between Budongo and Bugoma Forest reserves), has drastically reduced to only 200 in number.
The Government of Uganda and Oil Companies are in the final stages of commencing oil production in the Albertine Graben of the country. Construction of oil & gas infrastructure such as pipelines and refineries pose a threat to the integrity of the eco-system and provision of International Public Goods in the region.
An NTV News Feature on ECOTRUST Programmes in Kasese district. NTV Green with Suhail Mugabi
The Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) and GIZ International Water Stewardship Program (IWaSP) in Uganda conducted an Ecosystem Values training workshop on the 3rd - 5th of April, 2018, during which implementing partners i.e. NAPE, AFIEGO, ECOTRUST, IUCN UCO and other participants from Civil Society and Government institutions were introduced to the potential application of Integrating the Eco-system services approach in political discourse.