The Community Green Radio (CGR) is based in Hoima in Western Uganda and is one of the major programmes of National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE).
NAPE is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1997 and registered in Uganda. Since its inception NAPE has always been at forefront in fighting for the judicious use of natural resources and the environment, good governance and observance and respect for human rights at all levels.
Since 2009, NAPE has been implementing the Sustainability School programme in Uganda under the overall objective of, “ To create a critical mass composed of communities, community leaders, growing Civil Society Organization (CSOs), able to hold the government, individuals and global institutions accountable for the impacts of their actions on people’s livelihoods and national development” NAPE initiated the sustainability School to create awareness among communities on mismanagement and abuse of natural resources and what they can do to reverse the situation.
In addition to creating awareness on natural resources management, the School also aims at helping the communities to realize their own rights and entitlements and how they can defend them.
It is envisaged that once the school gets fully entrenched, the communities will be able to carry on the good work of advocating for proper utilization of natural resources and defending their rights even when NAPE is no longer working closely with them.
The Community Green Radio is an offshoot of the Sustainability School programme. The radio is aimed at amplifying the voices of the local communities in the eco-sensitive Bunyoro Region to effectively participate in natural resource management processes.