Kageno is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to transform impoverished communities into places of opportunity and hope, through the development of self-sustaining community directed programmes in Education, Health, Ventures (Income Generation), and Environment.


In Rwanda Kageno works at Banda Village just outside Nyungwe NP where it is developing an ecotourism initiative. This includes development of a tourism lodge and village walk, training in craft production, and agricultural training activities. The philosophy is that providing local people with tourism benefits will reduce threats to the park, as there will be economic alternatives to hunting and encroachment, and because people will see the value of the forest as a tourism asset.

Type of organisation: 
Development organisation
(not applicable)

Kageno Worldwide, Inc., 261 Broadway #10D, New York, NY 10007, USA
Phone: +1 212 227 0509
E-mail: frank@kageno.org

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