Sunday was our day of preparation at the hotel to ensure that everything was ready for our workshop the next morning. We also were lucky to find the Ndere Troupe. The Troupe is made up of youth from across the country who receive scholarships to study, but they also learn the traditional dances and songs from across country and perform them twice a week. It was amazing to see and hear their talent. They are quite gifted musicians and dancers as well. They performed for nearly 4 hours (with running commentary from the owner of the place), but I did not tire of watching them. They danced with grace and elegance and skill. It was pretty incredible.
Monday was our meeting in Kampala. It was well attended by representatives of the government and the private sector. Everyone seemed to be really interested in the subject matter and realized the importance of biodiversity and other ecosystem services for Uganda.