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Uganda PCLG

Uganda PCLG

The Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG) was established in 2011 and is convened by Nature Uganda

Our work

U-PCLG has benefited from support provided by the Arcus Foundation. U-PCLG members are currently engaging with the Ugandan Ministry of Gender and Social Development who have set up a working group  tasked with a establishing a road map and action plan to address the concerns of the Batwa people living around the National Parks of Bwindi, Mgahinga and Semliki in south west Uganda. Three members of U-PCLG sit on the government’s working group to provide technical assistance, particularly on the interlink between marginalisation of the Batwa people and conservation policies and practice.

U-PCLG has additionally been involved in a number of other projects with IIED and partners. For example, U-PCLG have supported research to:

U-PCLG aims to use research to inform national policy in Uganda. Between 2013 and 2016 members of U-PCLG played a central role in the project ‘Building Capacity for Conservation through Poverty Alleviation at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park’. This was the first major undertaking for U-PCLG, and members played a vital role in influencing the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s decision to increase the community share of the mountain gorilla tourist permit fee from US $5 to US $10 per permit in 2014. For more about this project see, Influencing policy change in Uganda: An impact evaluation of the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group's work.

Resources

Uganda PCLG periodically publishes workshop reports, discussion papers and policy briefs. These can be viewed at PCLG Publications.

Uganda PCLG has also produced other resources including radio shows, posters and bibliographies:

Contact us

For more information and to join the group, please contact Arthur Mugisha and Angera Nduhukire. Please note, U-PCLG is open only to those actively working in Uganda.