NGO Administration Supporter
Partners For Conservation

Partners For Conservation

NGO Administration Supporter Musanze, Rwanda Partners For Conservation NGO | Partners For Conservation
The programme aims at providing opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills while building the NGO capacities.
Local Community Supporter Musanze, Rwanda Partners For Conservation NGO | Partners For Conservation
This involves mainly sharing the knowledge and upgrading skills of local community members.
Community Conservation Musanze, Rwanda Partners For Conservation NGO | Partners For Conservation
The programme aims at addressing park-people conflicts through community engagement.
Climate Farming Assistant Musanze, Rwanda Partners For Conservation NGO | Partners For Conservation
The programme aims at promoting a Climate Smart Agriculture by helping a traditional hunter and fruit gatherer community to depend on farming over park natural resources.
Biodiversity Conservation Assistant Musanze, Rwanda Partners For Conservation NGO | Partners For Conservation
The programme aims at sharing knowledge and upgrading skills in environment related issues to preserve a biodiversity legacy

Project Details

Community Conservation

 ABOUT PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION

Partners For Conservation is a Rwandan non-profit organization founded in 2014. Partners For Conservation is involved in three main programmes: (1) Education and research, information collection and sharing, (2) Capacity building and project management, (3) Socio-cultural and economic development. In less than a year, Partners For Conservation has developed a strong, honest and trusted partnership between decision makers, supporters and beneficiaries, which is critical to ensure a successful intervention.     

PARTNERS FOR CONSERVATION APPROACH

Partners For Conservation believes in the innate capabilities of every human being biodiversity promotion, protection and conservation through an inclusive partnership to ensure a biodiversity legacy. This logic drives a feeling of responsibility and ownership. For Partners For Conservation, the last beneficiary is the backbone of any success henceforth this platform where every single contribution is accounted for. Partners For Conservation believes such partnership remains an opportunity for less privileged partners to actively participate in local needs assessment, designing priorities and relevant strategies for implementation. Educated partner is an answer to a multi-facet situation and so education and capacity building drives our intervention. 

OUR OBJECTIVES

Partners For Conservation is dedicated to the extension and sharing of opportunities in promotion, protection and conservation of biodiversity through education, research, information collection and sharing, development and cultural activities to allow every society member to enjoy her/his innate gift in daily biodiversity management.

PHILOSOPHY

At Partners For Conservation, we believe in the innate capability of every human being to promote, protect and conserve biodiversity. We aim at helping all people recognize the impact of their actions and help them feel proud of their contributions and celebrate their achievements.

GOALS

Partners For Conservation aims at preserving a legacy through the promotion, protection and conservation of biodiversity.

Partners For Conservation believes that everyone is born a conservator, and that only good will and means make the difference and aims at serving as the only platform through which; farmers to businessmen, children to adults, illiterates to academicians, poor to wealthy people, volunteers to professionals, interns to researchers contribute to for a just world.

Currently, Partners For Conservation is contributing to the protection and conservation of the mountain gorilla through a holistic intervention axed on Conservation, Research, Education and Development activities to promote the socio-economic integration of poor, vulnerable and marginalized people surrounding the gorilla habitat.

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorillas. There are two populations. One is found in the Volcanoes mountains of Central Africa within three National Parks: Mgahinga in South-west of Uganda, Volcanoes in North West Rwanda, and Virunga in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The other is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. According to the most recent census mountain gorillas stands at an estimated 880 individuals: 480 in the Virunga Massif and 400 in Bwindi (2010 gorilla census)

The mountain gorilla remains threatened to extinction and in 2008 they were listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red list and are dependent on conservation efforts to survive. (UCN Red list, 2008) and in 1983 under the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme, the Volcanoes National Park was added to the International Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Despite its exceptional biodiversity values, the park is subject to a variety of serious and growing anthropogenic pressures largely related to it being situated in one of the most densely populated parts of Rwanda.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Contact Person
Emmanuel BUGINGO
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Partners For Conservation develops a socio-economic integration of poor, vulnerable and marginalized people as a contribution to the conservation of the mountain gorilla and its habitat. This is translated into: (1) Climate Smart Agriculture, (2) Capacity building towards knowledge and skills development (3) Community Conservation towards addressing park-people conflicts and ensuring inclusive conservation (4) Environmental Education towards a biodiversity legacy.

Below is a summary of Partners For Conservation social impact:

1. Livelihood: with the aim of supporting the socio-economic integration Climate Smart Agriculture, so far PFC in:

  1. Livelihood projects,: support 120 families for farming as an alternative to park’s natural resources through kitchen gardens to improve their diet,
  2. Small livestock: 120 families built hutches and received rabbits in terms of two for each family.
  3.  Off-farming and income generating activities: 43 women were trained and supported in modern weaving

2. Capacity building with the aim of sharing and upgrading knowledge and skills for a biodiversity legacy. So far, PFC has contributed to:

  • The creation of four Community-Based Organizations
  • Adult literacy by training 191 people including 79 men and 122 women.
  • Trained 56 local tour and service providers in basic tour guiding, hospitality, customer care and communication
  •   Train 50 women in Menstruation Health Management by providing hem with skills and basic to make reusable pads

3.   Community Conservation with the aim of addressing park-people conflicts and our contribution has been:

  • Training 50 women in modern weaving
  • Involved 17 families in community tourism through the provision of homestay to foreign students
  • Helping 50 international students participate in community conservation and community works such as Umuganda, farming, hygiene
  •  Mobilise 156 individuals through the public health program
  •    Support 10 interns including 6 foreign and 4 local students respectively
  • Supported students to conduct surveys and researches on:
  1. The Vulnerable And Marginalised, Insight On Living Conditions In Shingiro Sector, Musanze District In The Vicinity Of The Volcanoes National Park
  2. Malnutrition Field Report Of The Poor, Vulnerable, And Marginalized People Based Around The Volcanoes National Park: Case Study Of The Shingiro, Musanze, Kinigi, And Nyange Sectors Of Musanze District
  3. An Overview Of Public Health Of Poor, Vulnerbale And Marginalised People Around The Volcanoes National Park: Case Study Of Shingiro, Musanze Kinigi And Nyange Sectors Of Musanze District.

4.     Environmental education towards a biodiversity legacy, and our  contribution has been:

  • The production of 7,000 booklets were produced and distributed to 32 schools around the Volcanoes National Park.
  • The development of tree nursery development at Groupe Scolaire Shingiro and Groupe Scolaire Ruhehe. In total 200,000 trees  were produced and distributed.
  • Climate Justice Ambassadors: in partnership with Plant For the Planet, 350 students were trained in climate issues and causes as well as skills for adaptation and
  • Organise 60 video debates in schools in the park surroundings

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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