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KAFRED Development at Bigodi Sanctuary

Led by its director John Tinka the Kibale Association For Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) which is located in the Bigodi village (at 1 hour drive from Fort-Portal) was established in 1992. KAFRED is an official Community Based Organization (CBO) in Uganda. Its purpose is to protect the local environment while advancing health, education and economic growth in the wider local community, which is a triple challenge. 

The protected Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary hosts many indigenous birds and neighbours the Ugandan Wildlife Authority’s nature park Kibale Forest, which is reknown for its chimpanzee project.  A Memorandum Of Understanding is under evaluation between KAFRED and Howest.

Status: site visit by Howest Outreach in Feb 2023 (on MoU renewal)