Programme Officer, Wildlife Clubs of Uganda
Research: Managing Human-Elephant Conflicts with Young People in Northern Uganda
Abstract: Human-elephant conflicts in northern Uganda are undermining recovery efforts after a long and brutal civil war that affected the demographics of the region. In order to establish long term conflict resolution mechanisms, it is imperative to equip young people attending high school in the conflict hotspots with information about conflict scenarios and the possible ways to manage agriculture within a wildlife rich landscape. Through this initiative, the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda will identify and capacitate 40 young people in the affected local communities in areas surrounding Murchison Falls National Park and East-Madi wildlife reserve to assist farmers to establish conflict prevention measures and act as stewards for elephant conservation in a volatile region.