Case study summary

    Uganda is situated in the middle of East Africa and the Great Lakes. The country is surrounded by the Edward, Albert and Victoria lakes.

                Our case study concerns the Albertine Graben region in the western region and in the northern part of the left arm of the east African rift valley. It has a tertiary basin about 500Km2 long, averaging 45Km. 19% of the Albertine graben is covered by water bodies (rivers and lake) and it is also rich in natural resources (minerals, petroleum, fauna and flora), thick tropical forests and a snow peaked Mountain, The Rwenzori . The soil is one of the most fertile in the country which earned it the nickname of the “land of milk and honey” .This area has the largest number of protected areas in Uganda, including game reserves and large numbers of endemic species.