Human Wildlife Conflict Resilience Fund.

the Jane Goodall Institute Uganda in partnership with Eco-Trust and Chimp Trust is implementing an 18 months  project in Uganda’s Albertine region in specific Masindi district. Project Goal. The project aims to enhance community resilience to losses from wildlife incursions through the development of local and regional compensation schemes that is anchored on a community-driven […]


JGI focuses its main education programs around Kibale, Budongo, Bugoma and the Kalinzu/Kasyoha- Kitomi forests areas, where awareness of chimpanzees and the environment can best help protect viable chimpanzee populations. Within these areas, JGI Uganda has established an effective Environmental Education (EE) programme at the primary school level. The various elements of this programme focus […]

Disney Conservation Fund Project.

The project is providing an opportunity for community members in Masindi and Bushenyi districts through teachers and pupils to learn more about the forest environment, its importance and what people can do to help protect it. Specific Goals of the Project. • To equip at least 30 teachers from 30 schools in two districts with […]

Our Forest Education Centers

 In Uganda JGI is running  four(4)Forest Education Centers in Hoima district, Bugoma and Wambabya forests (Kigaaga Forest Education Center), Bushenyi district, Kalinzu and Kashyoha-Kitomi forests  (Kalinzu Forest Education Center) and Masindi district, Budongo forest (Busingiro & Kanyo Pabidi Forest Education Centers). The purpose of the Forest Education Centers is to provide Environmental Education facilities that […]


Our Philosophy: Is based on the belief that “every individual matters, every individual has a role to play and every individual makes a difference.” Dr. Jane Goodall founded Roots & Shoots in 1991 an environmental and humanitarian programme of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program’s mission to foster respect and compassion for all living things, [...]


Peer Education in Uganda In an effort to reduce the number of girls dropping out of schools, The Jane Goodall Institute– Uganda came up with program called Peer to Peer program. In this program we carry out workshops where we train girls and female teachers to become trainers in their schools and communities. Workshops In [...]

Environmental Education and Awareness in schools.

Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of environmental challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviors that can make a difference. During this activity, environmental education lessons are delivered to students and teachers. The education team uses  videos produced by Nature for Kids (NfK) in collaboration with UNITE for the environment, the Max Planck [...]


Welfare of individual chimpanzees both in the wild and in captivity is one of the Jane Goodall Institute's  major concerns worldwide.  In Uganda, the major welfare issues are dealing with isolated, fragmented populations of chimpanzees who come into conflict with local people, chimpanzees caught in traps and snares, and chimpanzees taken from the wild by [...]
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