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- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Last week, the Fundraising, Partnerships and Communications team held a meeting with the Dorte Broen, the Technical Advisor on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change at the Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA).
During the meeting, the two parties had an in-depth discussion on operationalizing joint activities geared towards conserving the environment by addressing the population and health challenges of the communities living adjacent to the protected areas.
Rita Kyategeka, the Partnerships, Fundraising and Communications Manager, informed the meeting that WWF was committed to the initiative and had integrated reproductive health and family planning aspects in their work around Bwindi and Rubirizi.
We are now conducting joint activities together with Reproductive health Uganda. While we continue to work with the communities to further the conservation agenda, the RHU team comes in to speak on the health aspects.
Rita added that this is important because it’s only a health population that can work to conserve the environment.
“Besides, if families don’t plan well for the number of children they can afford to have, that means that they will be prone to poverty and our experience had shown that it’s the extremely poor communities that sometimes destroy they environment. They usually entirely depend on the environment for their livelihood” she explained.
Dorte on her part urged for better coordination and documentation of the work being rolled out as this would boost shared learning but also joint fundraising efforts.