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and control, ICT and Enterprise Development.
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Sustainable Natural Resource Management Projects.
VFA works mainly in the volunteer programmes, the SNRM Programme,
which is supported by the Volunteer Programme provides a backbone of
many community programmes under which VFA receives volunteers. The
Programme, under the leadership of Kunga Ngece has grown
drastically, and has attracted funding for some of the volunteer
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Lembus ecotourism Project is funded by the Netherlands Committee for
IUCN, and seeks to enhance capacity for local women and youth to
benefit from forest resources through sustainable ecotourism. The
project seeks to promote voluntarism among the community, and
enhance cultural exchange with development tourists visiting Lembus
Eburru Integrated Project encompasses development, cultural tourism
and health. Hanna has been supporting work at Eburru, a community
that is suffering due to lack of water due to deforestation. The
only source o water at Eburru is from underground steam jets, most
of which is contaminated with minerals. Water pans have been
excavated, and tree nurseries established to ensure the rivers that
dried come back to live.
out more on the VFA's SNRM Programs from Kunga
Ngece. the Programme Manager
Mpigi, Uganda, thanks to Mukasa, for the Friends of Mpigi Forests
CBO’s Community Bee keeping, environmental education and craft
programme have effectively served the women around Mpanga, Lufuka
and Kyansozi forest reserves. Degradation of these forests is a
thing of the past, thanks to efforts of FOMAF, VFA’s strategic
partner, with the forestry Department and other donors as the
Whitley Laing Foundation, Global Fund for Women and ECHO.
his part Kunga has developed the Programme from scratch. Kunga is a
Gender, NRM and Information specialist and has worked around Africa
with major organizations, known widely for their role in natural
resource conservation. He has also worked with VSO in Uganda, and
participated in the development of community based volunteer
programmes in Uganda and Tanzania.