The Makerere Rotary Peace fellows held a study tour at Queen Elizabeth national game park. The study tour aimed at enlightening the fellows on how Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is resolving the conflicts between the communities and wildlife, and the resilience and conflict management in wildlife at the game park.
While addressing the peace fellows, Lawrence (UWA guide) said the wildlife have co-existed with the communities for centuries and that they have learned ways of protecting and living with them. He said,
“The communities have co-existed with the wild animals. The people and UWA staff have been taught and trained on how the animals communicate through behaviors. This has helped them understand learn how to defend the wildlife and the people”
The Makerere Rotary Peace Center is a learning institute that was established in 2020 to offer a postgraduate and graduate certificate in peace and conflict management, under the Rotary International academic peace fellowship program. It offers a year-long program in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, and Development that emphasizes issues and solutions that are of particular relevance throughout the African continent and beyond.