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Title: Community participation and forest resource management at Gishwati Forest in Rwanda
Authors: Masengesho, Faustin
Keywords: Community participation
Forest resource management
Rwanda
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The topic of the study was community paiiicipation and forest resource management at Gishwati forest Rwanda. The problem was mismanagement of forest resources at Gishwati forest Rwanda. The objectives of the study were: to establish the importance of people involvement and forest resource management in Gishwati forest in Rwanda; to show how community empowerment can safeguard forest resource management in Gishwati forest in Rwanda and to establish the effects of capacity building on forest resource management in Gishwati forest in Rwanda. The research employed a qualitative research approach, with descriptive and survey designs. The findings revealed the following: there is no much importance of people involvement in forest resource management at Gishwati forest Rwanda; that community empowerment helps in conservation, restoration and sustainable use of forests; that capacity building had much effect on forest resource management at Gishwati forest, Rwanda; and that community participation accounted much on forest resource management at Gishwati forest, Rwanda. It was concluded that people involvement forest resource management makes the community to own the project and the program related to forest resources. It was also concluded that community empowerment helps in conservation, restoration and sustainable use of forests. It was also concluded that capacity building significantly affect forest resource management at Gishwati forest, Rwanda. Also that conclusion that capacity building significantly influence forest resource management at Gishwati forest, Rwanda. It was recommended that there should be more emphasis on people involvement in forest activities to make the community to own forest projects. There should be emphasis on community empowerment to safeguard forest resource in to improve on forest conservation. There should emphasis on capacity building which will help improve on forest resource management. There should be emphasis on community participation in forest activities to improve on forest resource management.
Description: A thesis submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment for the award of a masters' Degree of project planning and management of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/7963
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