Empowering women for sustainable conservation of Akanyaru IBA
The Akanyaru wetlands contribute to community’s wellbeing of about 100,000 people; the value of this ecosystem derives from the use of its goods and services. They provide unique habitats to threatened species but it was listed as an IBA in danger and remains unprotected ecosystem. We want to discoal nnect loccommunities to Akanyaru IBA for its sustainable conservation. The purpose of this project is to empower women through Cooperative. The main outputs will be habitat rehabilitation, indigenous knowledge documented, and women empowered as key stakeholders who are most of the time are left behind due to social issues.
To empower women in sustainable biodiversity conservation though cooperatives while raising awareness on protection and promotion of Akanyaru wetlands,
To remove water hyacinth in Akanyaru Wetlands in order to restore and rehabilitate the birds and other animals’ habitat, and
To promote and adding value on Kosumu’s handcraft products.