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Grant Awards for 2023 to 2025

UBF Announces the following grants awarded for projects in and around Karenga Community Wildlife Area in Karamoja. These are the winners of awards out of the Call for Proposal that was issued in August 2022. Awardee Project Goal Amount Period Advocates for Natural Resources Development (ANARDE) To strengthen the capacity of local governments to protect […]
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UBF marks 7 years, Launches the Women in Conservation Forum and awards Top Conservation Journalists

On 11th August 2023, UBF celebrated its seventh anniversary. The high-level event was attended by among others the Minister of Water and Environment Hon. Beatrice Anywar – also representing Uganda’s Vice President, EU Delegation in Uganda’s Head of Cooperation Ms. Caroline Adriaesen, USAID Mission in Uganda’s Deputy Mission Director Daniele Nyirandutiye, parliamentarians, government of Uganda […]
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UBF is awarding the second cycle of Grants under USAID’s Uganda Biodiversity Fund Activity.

Two new sub-grantees are coming on board November 2022 to implement initiatives on management and protection of critical biodiversity and natural resources in Karamoja. The organizations will promote community education, sensitization, and awareness on dangers of natural resources degradation. The organizations will support local councils to enact and enforce bylaws and ordinances on the management […]
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UBF Celebrates 6th Anniversary, Launches Strategic Plan

Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) celebrated its 6th anniversary on August 11th, 2022, with the day commemorated at the Sheraton Kampala hotel. The lively event comprised the launch of the UBF Strategic Plan 2022-2026, and the UBF Green Awards for the Top Conservation Journalist. The event was attended by officials from the Ministry […]
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Partnerships strengthened at European Union Consortium Project meeting as Steering Committee is formed

The European Union (EU) Project Consortium comprising Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Nature Uganda (NU) and Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO) has set up a Steering Committee. The inaugural steering committee meeting held at UBF offices in Kampala brought together technical persons from the different sectors that the project represents. The project, “Restoring […]
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Turning the ‘Ides of March’ to Save Our Environment

Even with the predictions of the calamity of climate change, it is worth celebrating the month of March which commemorates some of the most significant environmental days including Day of Action for Rivers, Solar Appreciation Day, International Day of Forests, World Planting Day, and World Water Day. The Uganda Water and Environment Week in March […]
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NFA Receives Mobile Phones to Enhance Forest Protection and Law Enforcement

KAMPALA, Uganda: On July 1, 2022, WCS presented smartphones to the National Forestry Authority (NFA) for use in Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)-based law enforcement and forest protection. The donation was made in support of a project called “Restoring and conserving degraded fragile ecosystems for improved community livelihoods among refugee and host communities of […]
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Women at the Heart of Conservation and Development

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” This profound statement made by the former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, is a good reminder that women are key to the development of any […]
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A Day to Celebrate Biological Diversity

Celebrated annually on May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity commonly termed the World Biodiversity Day. This year as is the practice, UBF held the event which was co-hosted with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The theme “We Are Part of the Solution”, encouraged collaboration by stakeholders […]
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