Sylvia takes Batwa story to NYC as an invited speaker at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Sylvia Kokunda, a Batwa surveyor and research assistant to the IHACC project, was invited to speak about the Batwa plight to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City. Sylvia was the first Batwa woman from the Bwindi region to attend secondary school and earn a university degree. She now works with the Batwa Development Program as agriculture manager for the Batwa.

To find out more about Sylvia’s experience, click here to read her featured story in the Kellermann Foundation’s news letter.