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Training Community Stakeholders on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Uganda

Event Overview

Training Community Stakeholders on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Uganda

April 06, 2011 - April 08, 2011

Hoima, Uganda
Hoima Kolping Guest House

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, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Ugandan National Environment Management Authority.


44 community leaders from the region and 14 instructors and organizers met in Hoima, Uganda at the Hoima Kolping Conference Center.  The purpose of the workshop was to increase capacity of private landowners and local communities to make informed decisions about participation in PES schemes and to better interact with PES project developers. Organizers and instructors provided foundational information on ecosystem services, markets, and payments. 


At the end of the three days, participants had a strong understanding of the basic components of project design, contracts, and associated land use change commitments. The participants chosen to take part in this training were selected due to their ability to learn this new information and share it within their areas of influence, outreach to other community based organizations. This will create a multiplier effect whereby many people who could not attend the original training will also learn about payments for ecosystem services (PES) and related concepts.


This course was complemented by a seminar held in Kampala for private sector and government representatives.  Please click here for more information on that workshop.



Presentations


Introduction to Ecosystem Services

Beto Borges, Forest Trends


Why Ecosystem Services are Important for Ugandans

Francis Ogwal, NEMA


Defining Payments for Ecosystem Services

Beto Borges, Forest Trends


Status of Payments for Ecosystem Services in East and Southern Africa

Sara Namirembe, ICRAF


Basic PES Project Design

Gerald Kairu, ECOTRUST


Structuring PES Agreements

Justine Namaalwa Jjumba, Makerere University


Implementing PES Agreements

Justine Namaalwa Jjumba, Makerere University


Trees for Global Benefits: A Cooperative Rural Community Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Beatrice Ahimbisibwe, Bitereko Women’s Group


Linkages Between Land Use Methods, Biodiversity Conservation and Increased (Agricultural) Productivity

Byamukama Birywahwaho, Nature Harness Initiatives


Farmers Rights and Social–Environmental Best Practices

Beto Borges, Forest Trends


Policy Context in Uganda

Tom Rukundo N, National Forestry Authority


Case Study on PES Focusing on Collaborative Forest Management and Revenue Sharing Programs

Francis Ogwal, NEMA and Tom Rukundo N, National Forestry Authority



Additional Resources

CD of supporting resources


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



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