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Sustainable Use of Critical Wetlands in the Lac Victoria Basin: Action for People and for Nature( 2015-2017).

-    The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment €“TESSA is developed and used to assess ecological and economic value and to monitor biodiversity and ecosystem services
-    5 local conservation groups with 136 members including 57 women and 79 men were sensitized on a good management of wetlands and involved in the protection and monitoring of the park
-    25 representatives of key stakeholders were trained on equitable natural resources use and management of wetlands in order to have the same overview of the importance of the wetlands

-    5 local conservation groups were supported in protection and restoration: 108 goats were distributed to getting more manure for a good crop production, 32,000 trees were planted to having their own fire wood and 1,000 improved cooking stoves were built to reducing the pressure on the park.
-    As a new source of livelihoods, 131,220 fruit trees were produced and distributed to the communities and planted for food security and to facing poverty.
-    50 farmers, breeders and beekeepers including former poachers and some representatives of key stakeholders were engaged in the fight against bushfires.
-    2 local conservation groups€™ representatives followed an experiential learning visit to learn from others and understand more the value of the wetlands.
-    2 training workshops; 1 on participative governance and 1 on equitable use of the natural resources have been held to having the same understanding of the value of the wetlands.
-    Communities have been sensitized on a good management of the wetlands and involved in the protection and monitoring of the park for their awareness raising.

    What have been the outcomes of these funded activities to date?

-    The capacity of stakeholders is strengthened to understand and estimate the service values of wetlands.
-    The Local governance structures are improved through Local Conservation Groups (LCGs).  
-    The capacity of local communities to sustainably manage their wetlands through the wise use of wetland resources and alternative agricultural and livelihood practices is increased
-    The knowledge of local stakeholders and local communities is improved to influence the decision making at higher levels of wetland values and management

    What were the unanticipated results (positive or negative) of these funded activities (if any)?

-    The administration representatives together with the LCGs have decided to help in fighting against bushfires by sensitizing the communities
-    Many people have asked us to build for them improved cooking stoves
-    The fruit trees distributed as a new livelihood were very much appreciated

   What have been the policy implications (if any) of these funded activities to date?

-    The stakeholders of different sectors participated in trainings and they would influence the decision making at high level.
-    The validation of the results of ecosystem services assessment using TESSA by the stakeholders and community representatives could influence a good understanding of wetland values.

Le 8 avril 2000, l'Association a été agréée par le Ministère de l'Intérieur par Ordonnance Ministérielle n° 530/231, .. Lire plus


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