|Date||26 Jul 2010|
Programme for Mobilizing Community Wetland Defenders aims at confronting dire environmental consequences faced by Kabarole district; Western Uganda. Underlying causes of wetland destruction is insatiable desire of the rich and poor to derive livelihood from wetlands, compounded by high population growth rates exerting pressure on land leading to wetlands destruction. Prevalent impacts of wetland destruction include adverse local climate modification, frequent flooding, among others. Limited awareness on usefulness of wetlands among the population calls for sensitization and educational programmes to empower local communities with knowledge and awareness with a view of influencing positive shift of attitude and practices towards conservation of these ecosystems.
Project will involve communities in wetlands management through:
Key project outcomes will be:
The Project will be conducted in 12 months targeting ten (10) parishes in the sub-counties of Kichwamba, Ruteete, Busoro and Buhesi of Kabarole district. Activities will include community mobilization, reviewing Information, Education and Communication messages with a view of amplifying voices in support of sustainable wetland management. We’ll train community wetland defenders; who will be our key community resource personnel in conducting and sustaining the project activities. The project team will continually offer support during the supervision exercises.Strategic alliances and working relations will be developed with actors in environmental conservation to maximize impact and ensure sustainability.
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