Published at 12/04/2024

Biodiversity Conservation Experience Exchange: Ugandan Delegation in Mozambique

From April 3rd to 5th, 2024, the Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) visited the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) in Maputo, Mozambique, in an initiative led by BIOFUND with collaboration  from the World Bank, the Swedish Embassy, and the Maputo National Park. The visit aimed to enhance UBF’s capabilities and identify collaboration opportunities between the two conservation funds.

During the visit, BIOFUND shared its mission evolution, highlighting its endowment growth and effectiveness in mobilizing resources for conservation in Mozambique. Initiatives in various areas, including the Biodiversity Offset Program, Communication, and Financial Administration, were showcased. UBF, in turn, shared the fund’s main areas of action, the challenges faced during the implementation of its projects and challenges of the conservation sector in Uganda, fostering a rich exchange of experiences.

Meetings with BIOFUND’s strategic partners, such as the World Bank and the Swedish Embassy, offered valuable lessons on effective conservation collaboration. This visit emerged as a milestone for strengthening networks and adopting new strategies, reinforcing the mutual commitment to biodiversity conservation.