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Event Invitation: Re-thinking conservation and development at Bwindi

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Rethinking conservation and development at Bwindi, Uganda
Rethinking conservation and development at Bwindi, Uganda

Join IIED on the 20th February from 17:30 to 19.30 pm for a seminar on re-thinking conservation and development at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Topics and speakers include:

  1. Public health and conservation
    Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is the founder and director of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a 13-year-old award winning Ugandan NGO. She will talk about her journey setting up CTPH, what she learnt and introduce plans to take its work to other national parks in Uganda.
     
  2. Reshaping revenue sharing: How can revenue sharing deliver conservation and development impact?
    Phil Franks (senior researcher, IIED) will share some of our latest research on reshaping revenue sharing from gorilla trekking permit fees.
     
  3. Unfairness and illegality: Why does illegal activity persist despite 25 years of investment in integrated conservation and development?
    Dr Julia Baker (research advisor, Balfour Beatty) will share our research findings on local feelings of unfairness about conservation and links to unauthorised resource use at the park.
     
  4. Increasing local benefits from tourism
    Dr Dilys Roe (principal researcher, IIED) will introduce a new project which is attempting to increase local revenue from tourism.

     

For further information see the event flyer: Rethinking conservation and development at Bwindi

RSVP Places are limited so please email Rosy Cousins (rosy.cousins@iied.org) to confirm your attendance.