The Ecology of Livelihoods in East African Wetlands

  • Partners: UvA, University of Nairobi, Egerton University, VIRED
  • Donor: Stichting IHE
  • Donor Programme: UNESCO-IHE Partnership Research Fund - part of DUPC
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

ECOLIVE is a research project funded by the UNESCO-IHE Partnership Research Fund (UPaRF). The overall objective is to develop approaches for conserving papyrus wetlands so that their natural functions are protected while poor rural populations can rely on their livelihoods services. The project will develop a transdisciplinary analytical framework that facilitates participation of stakeholders in development of sound policies for sustainable livelihoods in papyrus wetland ecosystems. New knowledge in an integrated framework will help to achieve policy goals of poverty reduction and ecosystem conservation.