Joining the Network

Membership Information

The Uganda FMNR Network currently has a membership of 34 organizations. All members pay Annual Subscription fees of UGX 50,000= which is paid by the 1st April of each year to the Secretariat. The Annual Membership fee is UGX 150,000= only.

Member obligations/Contributions
  • Financial contributions
  • Dedicate time to FMNR activities including exchange visits and capacity building
  • Sharing best practices
  • Promoting the vision and practices of the FMNR network
  • Designate a staff responsible for the communication and coordination of network activities
  • Share periodic information (quarterly) on their activities related to FMNR model for publications
  • Attend the annual general meeting for the network to support decision making
How to join
  • Be a legally registered organization or company
  • Engage in or subscribe to FMNR approaches
  • Exhibit record and experience in promoting environmental conservation
  • Be willing to uptake and demonstrate the FMNR model to enable its scaling up
  • Be committed and willing to share knowledge and experiences with other network members
  • Have the ability and willingness to participate actively in the programmes of the network
Benefits of being a member
  • Capacity building in the FMNR model
  • Information sharing through FMNR quarterly newsletters
  • Networking, experience sharing and advocacy with the rest of the network members and beyond
  • Support to member organizations to scale up the FMNR model
  • Joint fundraising for FMNR activities

How to apply

  • Applicants must apply to join the FMNR network by filling the application form available online on the FMNR website. The application can be submitted with a letter describing the past organization experience in FMNR or related work, or motivations of joining the network.
  • All applications for membership should be forwarded to the FMNR steering committee for consideration.
  • The application will be reviewed by the steering committee and the secretariat to assess the suitability for membership. Additional information may be sought by the FMNR Coordinator or the secretariat in case the submitted materials are unsatisfactory.
  • The secretariat will be required to formally communicate the position of the steering committee regarding a potential members’ application after conducting through assessments.
  • Successful applicants will receive a notification of approval together with a request to pay subscription fees.
  • All admitted members shall have an orientation discussion with the Secretariat
  • The right of admission to membership is vested in the FMNR Steering Committee, headed by the FMNR Chairperson. If the application is rejected, the applicant will be notified and reasons for its rejection stated.
  • The right of admission to FMNR membership is non-discriminatory, giving due consideration to women, youth and vulnerable groups.

Members Profiles

Tree Talk Plus

Registered in 2014, with operation history ranging from as far as 2002, Tree Talk Plus promotes the growth of trees on farmland and protection of forests and trees largely through Communication, Education, and Public Awareness (CEPA) model. Tree Talk Plus has worked across the country in schools and communities promoting the planting of native trees and fast-growing naturalized trees in woodlots to quell the pressure of firewood on natural sources (forests) and also protect young girls and women from the dangers associated with moving long distances to collect firewood. The organization has also been doing a tremendous job in supporting households and institutions to embrace clean cooking and firewood saving technologies to ensure low carbon emissions from cooking and sustainable use of trees across the country. These in addition to a wide range of advocacy and communication/publications on engagements on forest conservation, land use management, and wider environmental stewardship. Tree Talk Programme Areas are; Forestry, Advocacy, Communication, and Governance.

Tree Talk Plus was selected to act as the Secre­tariat and host of the FMNR net­work during the FMNR network AGM in 2019. The major responsibilities for the Secretariat is to mobilise members, carry our advocacy activities with policy – makers, build the capacity of the members on the model, scale up its implementation by providing information, share members experience through publications, organis­ing Steering Committee meetings, and following up on proposed ac­tion, fundraising (to support the role of the FMNR Secretariat), knowl­edge management and documenta­tion, improving the feasibility of the network.

With the support of the FMNR frater­nity, it is becoming an enjoyable task as Tree Talk Plus now becomes a centre for consultation on FMNR activities in the country. We have supported various members of the network on capacity building on the FMNR model including PELUM Member organisations, and we supported ICRAF/IUCN on the production of a policy brief on Trees on Farm among others. Consortiums of network members (UNFFE, Tree Talk Plus, and ICRAF among others) are pursuing inclu­sion of FMNR in forestry policies.

In 2021 Tree Talk Plus received a grant from Vi-Agroforestry to support the scaling up of the FMNR model in Uganda. The support is largely for coordination, capacity building, knowledge management, and evidence-based advocacy. Some of the outputs include recruiting at least 20 new organizations as members of the network, building their capacity to adapt, apply and integrate the model FMNR into their programming. Developing policy briefs for engaging policy – makers so they are able to lobby for the FMNR model. Training 150 model farmers in forest-based enterprises and support farmers with FMNR plots to establish income-generating enterprises. Packaging, disseminating, and documenting knowledge from FMNR activities by the different members of the network.

  • World Vision Uganda
  • The Hunger Project Uganda
  • Vi Agroforestry
  • Uganda National farmers Federation
  • National Agricultural Research Organization
  • World Agroforestry Centre
  • Uganda Landcare Network
  • Nyabyeya Forestry College
  • Mayuge Dstrict Farmers’ association
  • Masaka District Farmers’ Association
  • Gomba District Farmers’ Association
  • Wakiso District Farmers’ Association
  • Bugiri District Farmers’ Association
  • Nakasongola, District local Government
  • Kibaale District local Government.

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