Who We Are
Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBTF), trading as UBF, is registered in Uganda as an independent Trust incorporated under the Trustees Incorporation Act in August 2016. UBF’s establishment was a result of the shortcomings in the biodiversity funding models which only focused on specific niches in Uganda, hence the need to address the gap in conservation financing within the country. UBF is therefore serving as a catalyst for mobilizing, managing, and channelling financial resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Uganda for the benefit of current and future generations and the intrinsic value of nature.
After years of having environmental funds focusing only on specific niches in Uganda, local, national, and international stakeholders agreed that a national platform needed to be created to address the gap in conservation financing within the country. The Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBTF), commonly known by its brand name – Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) has a mission to mobilize financial resources for Biodiversity Conservation in Uganda.
Thus UBTF was born and registered in August 2016 under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1939, Chapter 165. UBTF subsequently went into a contractual agreement with WCS for program funding support, from USAID, during 2017-2019, which focused on institutional building.
UBF works with different partners to implement projects that are involved in the implementation of initiatives to conserve biodiversity underpinned by her mission to mobilize financial resources for Biodiversity Conservation in Uganda.