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On-going study reveals governance of protected areas in EAC still has ample room for improvement

On-going study reveals governance of protected areas in EAC still has ample room for improvement

In a consultation workshop organized by IUCN’s BIOPAMA project on the State of Protected...

SECOND DAY OF COMMUNITY TRAINING IN SUSTAINABLE NATURE BASED COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT IN BUGESERA (22nd-25th Nov 2016)

SECOND DAY OF COMMUNITY TRAINING IN SUSTAINABLE NATURE BASED COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT IN BUGESERA (22nd-25th Nov 2016)

Trainers and trainees carry out community work as part of the field visit and exchange moduleOn...

The vice-president of Uganda launches the Uganda Sustainable Mountain Development Strategy

The vice-president of Uganda launches the Uganda Sustainable Mountain Development Strategy

During the closing ceremony of the World Mountain Forum 2016 that was held in Mbale, Uganda on...

His Holiness Kyabgön Chetsang organizes dinner to thank WMF 2016 organizers

His Holiness Kyabgön Chetsang organizes dinner to thank WMF 2016 organizers

In a bid to express his appreciation on the effort put and how the World Mountain Forum 2016...

Waste in mountains – a hidden disaster in the making

Waste in mountains – a hidden disaster in the making

In a refreshing side event to the WMF 2016, UNEP and partners presented the preliminary...

World Mountain Forum 2016 outcomes at a glance

World Mountain Forum 2016 outcomes at a glance

Mbale Call for Upscaling Action: Don’t Leave Mountains BehindMore than 250 delegates from around...

SCHOOL CHILDREN CHALLENGE THE WMF 2016 DELEGATES TO LEAVE MBALE WITH A CLEAR PLAN OF ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT

SCHOOL CHILDREN CHALLENGE THE WMF 2016 DELEGATES TO LEAVE MBALE WITH A CLEAR PLAN OF ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT

In the afternoon of 17th October 2016, the World Mountain Forum 2016 kicked off at Mbale Resort...

Empowering community cooperatives to find sustainable solutions to water, energy and food security

Empowering community cooperatives to find sustainable solutions to water, energy and food security

ARCOS organizes a 4 days training workshop in sustainable Nature Based Community Enterprises...

Rwanda calls on the world to pass an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Rwanda calls on the world to pass an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Rwanda is calling on the world to pass an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol on...

Know more about ARCOS’ Nature Based Community Enterprises Programme (NBCEs) and its BEST approach.

Know more about ARCOS’ Nature Based Community Enterprises Programme (NBCEs) and its BEST approach.

Partnering for improved livelihoods and environmental sustainability In developing countries,...

GREAT LAKES FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

Written on 18/08/2016, 07:03 by admin
stakeholders-meets-for-3-days-in-kigali-for-scenario-guided-review-and-regional-policy-harmonization-workshop Kigali, Wednesday, 17th August 2016. The stakeholders in the East African Countries are meeting for a three days (17-19 August 2016) workshop in Kigali...
Written on 30/06/2016, 01:27 by admin
third-edition-of-great-lakes-waves-is-outFreshwater- cornerstone for sustainable development Dear reader, welcome to the third edition of the Great Lakes Waves - a newsletter that supports...
Written on 02/02/2016, 07:58 by admin
wetlands-human-well-being-and-livelihoodsIn regard to the role played by wetlands in ensuring water, energy and food security, and the role played in storing carbon, it obvious how important it...
Written on 21/01/2016, 06:55 by admin
arcos-and-gnf-start-a-partnership-to-foster-sustainable-management-of-freshwater-ecosystemsHealthy freshwater ecosystems are a solution for several key challenges related to water, food and climate around the world, and key to meeting...
Written on 22/12/2015, 04:06 by admin
arcos-and-tnc-signs-an-mou-to-collaborate-in-supporting-conservation-efforts-in-africa-great-lakes-and-albertine-rift-regions"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This quote by the legendary entrepreneur Henry Ford reiterates the importance...

AFRICAN MOUNTAINS AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Written on 30/08/2016, 06:22 by admin
uganda-is-optimistic-for-outcomes-of-3rd-world-mountain-forum On 29th August 2016, during the press briefing held at Uganda Media Centre, the Uganda State Minister for Environment, Hon. Mary Kitutu expressed her...
Written on 29/06/2016, 06:28 by admin
climate-action-can-drive-sustainable-development-in-africa On the opening day of Africa Carbon Forum in Kigali, Rwanda government as well as business and civil society representatives reiterated the need to...
Written on 10/02/2016, 03:14 by admin
why-and-how-to-halt-unsustainable-mining-in-mountain-forests-of-albertine-riftDear reader, Welcome to this short policy brief which talks and informs about mining activities in the mountains of the Albertine Rift. It gives a short...
Written on 26/01/2016, 00:02 by admin
the-29th-edition-of-backbone-le-pillier-is-outDear reader, ARCOS Network is pleased to share with you the 29th Edition of Backbone/ Le Piliier- a biennial, bilingual newsletter produced and published...
Written on 13/12/2015, 14:56 by admin
arcos-welcomes-paris-climate-change-agreement-but-requests-urgent-actionLast night of 12th December 2015 at COP 21 in Paris, the world agreed the first universal, legally binding deal to tackle global warming. The deal commits...

ALBERTINE RIFT BIODIVERSITY AND PEOPLE

Written on 26/07/2016, 07:56 by admin
50-environment-experts-are-meeting-in-kigali-on-forest-landscape-restorationAfrica’s environment leaders and experts are meeting in Rwanda to boost global forest landscape restoration commitments to 100 million hectaresMore than...
Written on 03/06/2016, 09:14 by admin
go-wild-for-life-our-future-is-determined-by-health-of-ecosystems As commonly known human survival depends on the health of ecosystems. However, the human activities have been a major driving force to the disruption of...
Written on 22/04/2016, 08:58 by admin
arcos-ci-and-partners-share-achievements-and-lessons-learnt-during-two-years-implementing-conservation-agreements-in-rwandaMuhanga, 21st April 2016. The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), Conservation International (CI) and partners in coffee sector celebrated the...
Written on 13/04/2016, 10:17 by admin
success-story-green-certification-for-sustainable-agriculture-in-rwanda Dr. Sam Kanyamibwa, Executive Director of ARCOS, thanking Shangi lead farmers for the good work done and encouraging them to keep planting trees in...
Written on 04/03/2016, 07:52 by admin
arcos-and-its-partners-officially-launch-the-wef-nexus-project-in-rwandaOn 2nd March, 2016 at Chez Lando Hotel - Kigali, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute...
Written on 11/12/2015, 02:43 by admin
consultancy-job-on-nature-based-products-nbps-value-chain-analysisThe Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) is looking for a partner to help conduct the value chains analysis in the three landscapes namely...
Written on 17/09/2015, 02:15 by admin
world-s-forest-resources-on-the-path-to-recovery-a-new-report-shows-the-world-is-gradually-adopting-sustainable-forest-management-practices Results of the FAO’s global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2015) covering 25 years of forest change (1990–2015) shows that Sustainable Forest...
Written on 04/09/2015, 01:26 by admin
mukura-and-gishwati-forests-to-become-national-parks-a-new-light-of-hope-for-some-of-the-most-threatened-remnant-montane-forests-of-the-albertine-riftOn 2nd September 2015, members of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda passed a Law establishing the Gishwati-Mukura National Park; also determining its...
Written on 10/08/2015, 02:32 by admin
promoting-conservation-in-agroecosystems-through-conservation-agreements-with-farmersARCOS and Urwego Opportunity Bank Ltd sign an MoU to facilitate farmers’ access to loan Kigali/Rwanda, 5th August 2015. The Albertine Rift Conservation...
Written on 23/06/2015, 04:41 by admin
arcos-achievements-in-conservation-of-rugezi-marsh-recognized-by-burera-districtOn June, 18th and 19th the Open Day for Burera District/Rwanda took place in Kidaho. For this occasion, Private sector, Nongovernmental Organizations and...

ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND EIA

Written on 15/07/2016, 09:20 by admin
the-3rd-edition-of-areala-news-is-out"Updates on the environment and development in the Albertine Rift region” Dear reader, we are happy to share with the 3rd edition of the AREALA...
Written on 25/09/2015, 11:57 by admin
ce-n-est-pas-un-conflit-mais-une-voie-de-reflexion-commune-sur-un-avenir-meilleurBukavu, le 24 Septembre 2015. Lors de l’Atelier de formation sur le Renforcement du Leadership en Evaluation Environnementale en République Démocratique...
Written on 03/02/2015, 08:06 by admin
civil-society-in-rwanda-pledges-to-join-effort-advocating-for-effective-and-transparent-eiaOn 28th January 2015, civil society organizations working in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in Rwanda pledged to join their...
Written on 03/12/2014, 00:40 by admin
burundian-civil-society-organisations-pledge-to-halt-environment-degrading-activities-as-the-eia-training-closesThe civil society organizations working in conservation and sustainable development in Burundi pledged to halt the environment activities that degrade the...
Written on 16/11/2014, 23:05 by admin
arcos-organises-albertine-rift-eia-sea-leadership-building-workshopARCOS organizes a three day training workshop in Burundi to build leadership of civil society environmental assessment. The training  will...