$2.5 M Awarded to Uganda Under USAID’s Uganda Biodiversity Fund Activity

Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBTF) with funding awarded by USAID has begun implementation of USAID’s Uganda Biodiversity Fund Activity worth $2.5m (Ush9.2 billion). The five-year program from 2020 to 2024 focusing on the sustainability of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management at the national level, will be largely executed by community organizations, private sector enterprises, and government agencies.

The main objectives of the project discussed during a stakeholder workshop at Protea Hotel in Kololo, Kampala to strengthen Uganda Biodiversity Fund into an effective and efficient national Conservation Trust Fund, to implement a grants program with diversification, as well as to strengthen partnerships with relevant stakeholders in biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity conservation is the protection and management of various plant and animal species to acquire resources for sustainable development.