Uganda Wildlife Society holds public dialogues at the end of every month while engaging several stakeholders such as government institutions like Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), National Forestry Authority (NFA), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), Ministry of Energy, Members of parliament, Academia and the general public among others.
Uganda Wildlife Society Policy Dialogue February 22 2013 :-
Dr. John Makombo, Director of Conservation at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the key speaker on the day’s theme began his talk by giving a background on Wildlife Conservation legislation in Uganda establishing Game department in the 1920s, Gazetting of National Parks in the 1950s and, the Uganda Wildlife Authority in 1996, adding that the latter currently manages ten National Parks and twelve Wildlife Reserves. Dr. Makombo said Wildlife Protected Areas (PA) cover 11% of Uganda’s total area but UWA estates hold only about 50% of the country’s Wildlife and these include four RAMSAR sites, three Man and Biosphere reserves and one site in provisional world heritage list.
What is advocacy?
What is advocacy?Advocacy is a political process by an individual or group which aims to influence Public Policy and Resource allocation decisions within political, economic and social systems and, institutions. The motivation for advocacy can be moral, ethic, faith principles and or desire to protect an asset of interest.