Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute Uganda is a global Non-Profit Organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.
Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision.
JGI has been active in Uganda for over two decades. Since 1991, and has worked to increase the capacity of local government and forest adjacent communities to manage protected areas, engage in natural resource management planning, promote sustainable livelihoods, and educate community members about chimpanzees, wildlife, and sustainable environmental conservation.
Uganda, estimated to contain about 5,000 chimpanzees, has suffered major habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, logging and hunting. Human wildlife conflict, disease transmission between wildlife and humans, and limited income generating opportunities for forest adjacent communities are all issues complicating positive coexistence of humans and chimpanzees in Uganda.
The Jane Goodall Institute-Uganda implements a wide array of activities focusing on three major themes: Conservation, Championing and Understanding.