The Murchison Falls Coordination Forum 2021 - Forum Notes
This Coordination Forum was jointly organised as one of the activities under the Implementing Park Action Plans for Community engagement to tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) project, implemented by IIED, in partnership with Village Enterprise (VE), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The forum was coordinated by VE and WCS on behalf of the consortium. It brought together 50 community wildlife scouts and village enterprise groups in Kichwabugingo and Kyankende Parishes in Kiryandongo district, Uganda, as well as government representatives, scouts, VE staff and entrepreneurs, and representatives from the implementing partners.
The aim of the forum was to share lessons from the Scout and enterprise programme, research findings and facilitating discussions on the potential to roll-out the projects approach in other areas.