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Training Private Sector and Government Decision Makers on Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Uganda

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Training Private Sector and Government Decision Makers on Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Uganda

April 04, 2011

Kampala, Uganda
City Royal

This course was organized by The Katoomba GroupForest Trends’ Communities and Markets Program, and Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme through the Global Environment FacilityUnited States Agency for International Development through TransLinks, and the Ugandan National Environment Management Authority.


On 4 April 2011, technocrats, government officials, private sector representatives, academics, and civil society professionals gathered for a one-day training event held in Kampala, Uganda. In total, thirty nine (39) participants and eleven (11) instructors took part in this workshop. The purpose was to outline the steps to establishing robust Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) deals to support biodiversity maintenance in Uganda. 


This seminar was complemented by a course for local landholders held in Hoima.  Please click here for more information on that workshop.



Presentations

Introduction to Ecosystem Services and Climate Change

Beto Borges, Forest Trends


Markets and Payments for Environmental Services

Sara Namirembe, ICRAF


Carbon Markets

Dr. Miguel Leal, Wildlife Conservation Society


Face the Future Kibale Case Study

Wilfred Mutai, Face the Future


REDD+ and REDD Readiness in Uganda

Tom Rukundo N, National Forestry Authority


Agricultural Carbon

Byamukama Birywahwaho, Nature Harness Initiatives


Additional Resources

CD of supporting resources


Introduction to Payments for Ecosystem Services: A Reference Book for Uganda


This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the terms of the TransLinks Cooperative Agreement No.EPP-A-00-06-00014-00 to The Wildlife Conservation Society. TransLinks is a partnership of WCS, The Earth Institute, Enterprise Works/VITA, Forest Trends and The Land Tenure Center. The contents are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.


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