ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
ABCG’s overarching goals of a) mainstreaming biodiversity in human well-being and development agendas; b) promoting good conservation practices; and (c) strengthening the role of social and development institutions in biodiversity conservation and human well-being.
These are being pursued within the context of five thematic tasks which include:
- Land and Resource Tenure Rights
- Land Use Management
- Managing Global Change Impacts
- Global Health Linkages to Conservation: Population Health and Environment; Water Sanitation and Hygiene
- Emerging Issues
ABCG WASH PROJECT IN UGANDA.
JGI-Uganda is piloting Fresh Water-WASH activities in 10 villages in Nyantonzi Parish, Budongo Sub-county in Masindi District in the Albertine rift region within the Budongo-Bugoma Forest Corridor which represents a critical chimpanzee habitat we seek to conserve. JGI-Uganda is working with the Masindi District Local Government, as well as the Budongo local sub-county and Nyantonzi Parish as part of this activity. Additionally, local institutions such as Siiba Conservation and Community Development Association (SICODA) have been engaged in outreach activities. We are also working with 10 area schools to reach primary school children (age range age 7-14) with awareness raising campaigns and education messages on water conservation and improved sanitation and hygiene.