In 2012, The Rufford Foundation had its first conference in Nepal. And due to the success of this, the trustees felt that there was a need for more direct communication between the grant recipients. They recognised that very often researchers work in isolation but these conferences provide a forum to discuss ideas, problems, solutions, issues at hand and create invaluable networking opportunities. It is in that respect that The Rufford Foundation funded this East African Regional Conference of the RSG
recipients which held at the Sienna Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda, from 18th to 20th January 2018.