Innovative Participation in Conservation and Poverty Alleviation (IPaCoPA)

Tree Uganda Academy
Publié: 20 septembre 2021
Dernière modification: 20 septembre 2021
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Résumé

IPaCoPA is an inclusive regeneration entrepreneurial design sparked in 2016 to aid and philanthropy community led conservation and poverty alleviation. In 2018 it was recognised as one of the best Panorama Solutions for a Healthy Planet.

Over time, this solution has been improved by consolidating best practices in Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism to address the increasing need for nature conservation and livelihood development. 

IPaCoPA solution is being applied through formation of grassroots community led conservation groups and clubs and capacity building members to implement the strategic directions of the organisation approved by the Board. We integrate the Village Savings and Loan Scheme and invite external partners to enable community’s easy access to finance and resources to invest in conservation and livelihood initiatives embedded in the IPaCoPA solution whilst sparingly utilising the natural resources which allows space for threatened species to thrive.

    Classifications

    Région
    Afrique de l'Est et du Sud
    Échelle de la mise en œuvre
    Local
    Ecosystème
    Agroforesterie
    Forêt de conifères tropicaux
    Forêt de feuillus tropicaux
    Prairie tropicale, savane, maquis
    Terres cultivées
    Verger
    Zones humide (marécage, marais, tourbière)
    Écosystème agricole
    Écosystèmes d'eau douce
    Écosystèmes forestiers
    Écosystémes des prairies
    Thème
    Accès et partage des avantages
    Acteurs locaux
    Agriculture
    Braconnage et la criminalité environnementale
    Cadre juridique et politique
    Connaissances traditionnelles
    Connectivité / conservation transfrontières
    Culture
    Financement durable
    Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
    Gestion de feu
    Gestion des bassins versants
    Gestion des déchets
    Gestion des espèces
    Gestion des ressources forestières
    Gestion des terres
    Gestion et Planification des Aires protégées et conservées
    Gouvernance des Aires protégées et conservées
    Indigènes
    L'intégration de la biodiversité
    L'intégration du genre
    Moyens d'existence durables
    Paix et sécurité humaine
    Planification spatiale terrestre
    Prévention de l'érosion
    Restauration
    Santé et bien-être humain
    Science et recherche
    Sensibilisation et communications
    Services écosystèmiques
    Standards/ certification
    Sécurité alimentaire
    Tourisme
    Énergies renouvelables
    Défis
    Sécheresse
    Hausse des températures
    Dégradation des terres et des forêts
    Perte de biodiversité
    Décalage des saisons
    Incendies
    Utilisations conflictuelles / impacts cumulatifs
    Érosion
    Perte de l'écosystème
    Braconnage
    Pollution (y compris eutrophisation et déchets)
    Gestion inefficace des ressources financières
    Manque d'accès au financement à long terme
    Manque d'autres possibilités de revenu
    Extraction de ressources matérielles
    Changements dans le contexte socio-culturel
    Manque de capacités techniques
    Manque de sensibilisation du public et des décideurs
    Mauvaise surveillance et application de la loi
    Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
    Conflit social et troubles civils
    Manque de sécurité alimentaire
    Chômage / pauvreté
    Objectifs de Développement Durable
    ODD 1 - Pas de pauvreté
    ODD 2 - Faim "zéro"
    ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
    ODD 4 - Éducation de qualité
    ODD 5 - Égalité entre les sexes
    ODD 7 - Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    ODD 8 - Travail décent er croissance économique
    ODD 10 - Inégalités réduites
    ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
    ODD 12 - Consommation et production responsables
    ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
    ODD 16 - Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
    Obectifs d'Aichi
    Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
    Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
    Objectif 3: Attraits réformées
    Objectif 4: Production et consommation durables
    Objectif 5: Perte d'habitat réduite de moitié ou diminuée
    Objectif 7: Agriculture, aquaculture et sylviculture durable
    Objectif 8: Pollution réduite
    Objectif 11: Aires protégées et conservées
    Objectif 12: Réduction du risque d'extinction
    Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
    Objectif 15: Restauration et la résilience des écosystèmes
    Objectif 17: Stratégies de la biodiversité et des plans d'action
    Objectif 18: Connaissances traditionnelles
    Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance
    Objectif 20: Mobiliser toutes les ressources disponibles
    Cadre d'action de Sendai
    2: Réduire nettement, d’ici à 2030, le nombre de personnes touchées par des catastrophes.
    3: Réduire, d’ici à 2030, les pertes économiques directes dues aux catastrophes en proportion du produit intérieur brut (PIB).
    5: Augmenter nettement, d’ici à 2020, le nombre de pays dotés de stratégies nationales et locales de réduction des risques de catastrophe.
    6: Améliorer nettement, d’ici à 2030, la coopération internationale avec les pays en développement en leur fournissant un appui approprié et continu afin de compléter l’action qu’ils mènent à l’échelle nationale pour mettre en œuvre le présent Cadre.
    Approches pour l’engagement des entreprises
    Engagement direct avec une entreprise
    Engagement direct avec des associations
    Indirecte par le biais des institutions financières
    Indirect à travers des gouvernements
    Indirect à travers des acteurs juridiques

    Emplacement

    Kanungu
    Kigezi
    Uganda

    Défis

    Environmental:

    • Natural Resource depletion; being tackled through awareness creation and access to essential ecosystem services.
    • Limited conservation knowledge and skills; being tackled through trainings on sustainable management practices, basic wildlife use rights and conservation challenges.

    Social:

    • Civil Rights and Racial Discrimination coupled with Climate injustices; being tackled through group formation to encourage cohesion, Collective visioning and joint decision making.
    • Climate change; being tackled through afforestation, Agroforestry and renewable energy.
    • Gender and other forms of inequalities; being tackled through group/club formation.
    • Degenerating African Cultural Heritage; being tackled through Traditional Music, Dance and Drama with meaningful contribution to nature conservation.   

    Economic:

    • Poverty and limited access to Financing; being tackled through commercial farming of chilli, Ecotourism, Village Savings and Loan Association Scheme and linkages with financial institutions.

    Bénéficiaires

    • Crop and animal farmers.
    • Youth and women.
    • Pupils and students.
    • Plant and animal diversity.
    • Government of Uganda.
    • Tourists and participating communities by embracing ecotourism as defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

    Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

    The TUA Board mobilises resources and makes log term plans for the organisation that shape the course of action the Staff has to follow to achieve our mission "a Clean, health and well protected environment supporting a sustainable society and economy", which we cannot achieve alone. This calls for community participation in form of Tree Academy Groups and Clubs (TAGs & TACs).  

    The TAGs and TACs are grassroots innovation hubs, the channels of communication and distribution of our products and services to achieve our enormous mission. They play a pivotal role in amplifying awareness creation and advocacy for climate justice. To achieve the latter, requires finance which calls for the Village savings and Loan Scheme and the External partners.

    Access to finance is a vital component in the Conservation and Livelihood “equation”. Because most local community members lack prerequisites to secure soft loans from financial institutions, we integrate the VSLA Scheme to secure group guarantorship and enable members’ quick access to small and affordable loans to implement their ideas. Certainly we invite external partners to secure sustained funding, resources and other services to complete the IPaCoPA Cycle.

    Les impacts positifs

    • 71 conservation Groups and 25 Clubs formed with 2,227 members including 3 groups of reformed poachers championing conservation and climate justice.
    • 2,227 members trained on basic wildlife use rights and conservation challenges with 65% able to describe the characteristics of the parks and promote general awareness creation.
    • 2,227 people educated on sustainable management practices, renewable energy and their benefits, with 75% applying them.
    • 2,227 members trained on how to write a formal letter to the local authority and at least 70% can ably report on the status of the park through writing.   
    • Integration of the Village Savings and Loan Scheme with 995 people in 71 conservation Groups benefiting, enhanced with linkages to local financial institutions.
    • A total of 230,000 indigenous trees Planted.
    • Human-Wildlife Conflict reduced with introduction of Commercial farming of Chilli, with 500 households involved. 
    • Introduced Debates on relevant Environment and Climate Change topics in Schools where 1,023 youth students have participated.   
    • Promotion of Eco-tourism and Agro tourism enhanced with on-farm biodiversity conservation.
    • Organised and Implemented 5 Local Community Nature Walks.
    • Music, Dance and Drama competitions organised, where 11 groups and 5 Clubs excelled, awarded and recognised for exhibiting creative art relevant to nature conservation.

    Histoire

    Tree Uganda Academy

    You’ve likely heard about the growing list of wildlife species that are vulnerable, threatened, or critically endangered in Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). Some species have even been defined as critically endangered in the past few decades, often due to overhunting, habitat loss, wild fires and Human-Wildlife conflicts.

     

    But while it’s true that we’re losing biodiversity, among wildlife the Tree Climbing Lions, their prey and Habitats faster than we can categorize them, there’s a parallel story unfolding among the plant and animal diversity in the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, with increasing innovation by Tree Uganda Academy to engage local communities in the protection and restoration of important grassland and open woodland habitat that the Tree Climbing Lions and other animal species rely upon.

     

    More than two decades ago, 90% of locals who entered the park entered with the intention of either poaching or encroaching on the resource. Conversely, the spark of the IPaCoPA solution in 2016 has seen us take huge strides to reverse the phenomena with increased numbers of informed conservationists including three (3) groups of reformed poachers empowered with alternative source of income through Commercial farming of Chilli, Ecotourism and the introduction of the Village savings and Loan Scheme.

     

    Our approach has acknowledged local communities and actually made them central to conservation, where today  2,227 people are directly engaged in conservation activities and in the collective management of the park. Rather than protecting people from nature, we  look for practical solutions that allow humans and other species to thrive together.

     

    Through the IPaCoPA innovation, more than 2,227 have been empowered and over 230,000 trees planted (including Fig Trees in Queen Elizabeth National Park) and we are working on a common goal to ensure the Climbing Lions of Ishasha Sector and other threatened species are moved from the critically endangered species list to the threatened list by 2025. 

    Contribué par

    Mushana Ivan

    Soumise par

    Girl Power Foundation Uganda (GPFU)