Information for G03738
Workshop Report: Advocacy Capacity Building and Media Training Workshop
The Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG) is implementing a three year project titled; “Research to Policy-Building Capacity for Conservation through Poverty Alleviation”. One of the project’s major aims is to build up the ability of U-PCLG to influence government policy in biodiversity conservation policy issues. The Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) together with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) organised a two and a half day training workshop from 20th to 22nd February 2013, for the Uganda-Poverty and Conservation Learning Group members (U-PCLG) and journalists from various electronic and print media houses. The major objectives of the workshop were:
- For the U-PCLG members to learn and acquire skills on how to become an effective policy advocacy network;
- For journalists to learn how to report on poverty and biodiversity conservation.
The workshop started with updates on the research component of the project and then covered advocacy tools and approaches, theories of change, and reporting and writing.
This publication is an output of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG), Uganda - Event Report
Despite interventions aimed at improving the livelihoods of communities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, the illegal use of the park's resources continued. This IIED project aimed to better understand who is carrying out the unauthorised use of resources and why, so that interventions can be more effective in the future.
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Uganda: Conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and reducing local poverty