Members of the Ankole Diocese
April 6, 2017 / Articles

ECOTRUST partners with Ankole Diocese

ECOTRUST formed a partnership with the Ankole Diocese on the 23rd of March, 2017. Through this partnership, communities within Kiruhura district will receive training in sustainable land management, tree growing and renewable energy. ECOTRUST will also set up a demonstration plot for tree growing at the Diocese comprising of indigenous tree species such as Mahogany, Prunus Africana, Grevillia etc..

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April 6, 2017 / Articles

Mayi Sitovu recieves CDM & Gold Standard Accreditation

ECOTRUST this year achieved CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) and Gold Standard accreditation under the Improved Cook Stoves for East Africa (ICSEA) Programme of Activities (PoA) which recently added a new methodology to allow the organization to earn more carbon credits for its beneficiaries by shifting from a dependence on non-renewable biomass fuel to the use of renewable biomass as their primary source of fuel

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April 6, 2017 / Articles

International Day of Forests 2017 in Pictures 

International Day of Forests 2017 in Pictures 

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TGB Trees
March 6, 2017 / Articles

The One Millionth Ton of CO2 under Trees for Global Benefits

The Trees for Global Benefits Programme has been issued with VER certification representing 133,364tCO2 equivalent in emission reduction. This has resulted from recruiting a total of 832 farmers bringing 646.31 ha of farmland under improved management using the Mixed Native Spp technical specification. This issuance has enabled the project attain a significant milestone, recruiting farmers that will contribute emission reductions equivalent to one million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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February 21, 2017 / Articles

Sustainable Forest Management Through Community Led Initiatives

The Budongo landscape is comprised of forests both on public and private land. With no clear boundaries and no defined ownership, these forests have come under threat by the ever-expanding population in the landscape. Forest degradation can be attributed to economic activities within the landscape such as; sugarcane growing, tobacco growing, oil and gas extraction, to mention a few. Wetlands in this region have also come under threat, with reports of wetlands being used as dumping grounds for industrial waste as well as distillation / production of alcohol.

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February 15, 2017 / Articles

Shared Resources, Joint Solutions Programme (SRJS) launches in Uganda

The Shared Resources, Joint Solutions Programme, which was officially launched on the 27th of February 2017, is a five year programme funded by the Netherlands ministry of foreign affairs and IUCN Netherlands. The Programme will work to reduce the impact of international drivers/threats of ecosystem change and degradation such as the emerging Oil and Gas sector, sugarcane & tobacco growing and other extractives within two major landscapes i.e. Murchison Landscape in Western Uganda and the Queen Elizabeth Landscape in south western Uganda. Its main approach will be through lobby & advocacy and building the capacity of program stakeholders.

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community visioning exercise in mt elgon
February 6, 2017 / Articles

Community Visioning for a Green Future

ECOTRUST has embarked on a community visioning exercise targeting all communities within ECOTRUST landscapes. This visioning exercise will enable communities develop concrete strategies on how to archive what they want as a community. It will involve adoption of sustainable land use practices as well as green and inclusive plans.

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January 15, 2017 / Articles, Our news

HIWA Quarter One Progress

The USAID/Uganda HIV/AIDS and health Initiatives in the Workplaces Activity (HIWA) is a 5 year programme funded by USAID. The program is a national program implemented in 33 districts by World Vision Inc in partnership with RTI International (RTI), Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) with the overall goal to improve the health of;

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November 24, 2016 / Articles, Our news

Employment Opportunity at ECOTRUST

Employment Opportunity at ECOTRUST for the position of Programme Manager.

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August 31, 2016 / Articles

Mbale CAP partners with ECOTRUST

Mbale CAP partnered with ECOTRUST in the month of July, 2016 to conduct a feasibility assessment to find out if the current beneficiaries of their ten million tree planting project (funded by the Welsh government) implemented by Mbale CAP in the districts of Mbale, Manafwa, Bududa, Bulambuli and Sironko can be incorporated into ECOTRUST's Trees for Global Benefit program.

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July 19, 2016 / Articles

Implementing Smallholder Carbon projects: Building Local Institutional Capacity Through Participatory Research

Between 2012-2014, ECOTRUST and VI-agroforestry took part in a Participatory Action Research Study conducted by Eco-Agriculture partners on how to increase/build local institutional capacity for small holder carbon projects in four key areas

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July 2, 2016 / Articles

HIWA Project Progressing Steadily

The USAID/Uganda HIV/AIDS and health Initiatives in the Workplaces Activity (HIWA) is a 5 year program funded by USAID. The program is a national program implemented in 33 districts by World Vision Inc in partnership with RTI International (RTI), Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), The Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). Here's an update on the progress of the project.

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June 13, 2016 / Articles

ECOTRUST Annual Stakeholders Event Highlights

Highlights of the 2016 ECOTRUST Annual Stakeholders Event

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flavia munaba at the world environment day celebrations
June 7, 2016 / Articles

World Environment Day Celebreations In Gulu District

ECOTRUST participated at the 2016 National World Environment Day Celebrations in Gulu district, held at the Pece Stadium. Here are some of the highlights from the event.

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June 4, 2016 / Articles

ECOTRUST launches Solvatten in Lira District

ECOTRUST was in Lira district on the 26th and 27th of May 2016 to launch the Solvatten Solar Safe Jerry cans in a district that has in the recent past suffered rampant outbreaks of waterborne diseases most especially typhoid and dysentery. Using the three processes of Ultra violet treatment, filtration and heating, solvatten jerry cans kill micro-organisms in water making it safe for consumption.

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May 30, 2016 / Articles

ECOTRUST Annual Stakeholders Event 2016 Photos

The ECOTRUST Annual Stakeholders Event took place at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala on the 6th of May under the theme "Effectiveness & Efficiency in Conservation Financing". Have a look at the photos from the event

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January 20, 2016 / Articles

Job Opportunities at ECOTRUST

Job Opportunities at ECOTRUST

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June 12, 2015 / Articles

Feedback On Mayi Sitovu Project

We are pleased to invite you to make further comments about the Mayi Sitovu project during this Stakeholder Feedback Round.

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May 1, 2015 / Articles

ESPA 2015 Pics

Pictures from the ESPA 2015 Conference.

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April 30, 2015 / Articles

ESPA Conference 2015

The event was organized under the theme "Improving Livelihoods and Restoring Ecosystems' on the 25th of March,2015 at the Golf...

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March 20, 2015 / Articles

Scaling up Agricultural Carbon Activities in Mbale Region, Uganda

Promoting agricultural carbon activities has multiple benefits for farmers, ecosystems, and the global climate. But what can local governments do...

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