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Women's Efforts to Develop Natural Resources (WEDNAR)




Operates in
Kasese District, Uganda

Founded in
September 1995, Bwera, Uganda

Status
Non profit community based organization (CBO).

Mailing address
P.O. BOX  507, Bwera - Kasese, Uganda; (Milly Kyakimwa Nzirambi: c/o BOX 691, Fort Portal, Uganda)

Coordinators/Officers
Agaba Astaluzi (Chairperson), Janet Bura (Finance Secretary), Joshua Bwambale (Training Secretary), Milly Kyakimwa Nzirambi (Chairperson Advisory Board), 3 departmental heads of projects.

Why was the organization born
This group started as a result of ecological damage to the environment; womenÕs efforts for natural environmental development in a sustainable manner were being violated by men and the local authority structures.

Aims
To mobilise the active involvement of women in natural environment management by the year 2000. To equip women  and other groups of the community with skills and knowledge for improving the rural economy at household levels by the year 2010.  To encourage the community to provide pratical demonstration of the acquired knowledge as a continuous process.

Areas of action
Rural management of protected areas, soil conservation, women and children advocacy, poverty alleviation, project activities for rural life improvement.

Past and present actions
Past: mass mobilisation and awareness creation on natural resource protection and publications of related notes. Present: lobbying for funds for training community groups  in our areas of action in a programme lasting from three to  five years from the starting date. 

Support from formal or informal sources
Presently, no funds received and/or promised.

Publications
If we could obtain funds from friends and organisations, we could print out the many drafts we have on rural communities and natural resources management including protected areas.

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