Healthy Children:  Healthy Apes

For the past 3 years we have been collecting clinical samples to elucidate how viruses that cause pediatric respiratory infections move from children to the wild chimpanzees of the Kyanyawara community in Kibale National Park, Uganda, potentially causing fatal sickness. In January DMV/PhD student Taylor Weary and Kasiisi Project Health Staff shared their initial results with the people who generously … Read More

Celebrating Elephant Pride Day

On July 31st, our wildlife clubs celebrated Elephant Pride Day. Over 300 children from 16 forest-edge schools marched with banners and bands through nine different villages and trading centers. Children performed skits, shared poems and sang songs about elephants for audiences of almost 1,600 villagers. Representatives from the Uganda Wildlife Authority accompanied the children and fielded questions, including some tough … Read More

Kasiisi Project Scores Top 10 Spot in Climate Change Solution Search

The Kasiisi Project’s Improved Cookstove Initiative is one of 10 finalists selected  from over 200 entries to Solution Search’s Climate Change needs Behavior Change competition. Two prizes of $25,000 will be awarded to the Judges’ Choice (selected by Solution Search’s panel) and People’s Choice (recipient of most votes). Our innovative and original project exploits the untapped potential of children to transform adult behavior. When Ugandan schoolchildren … Read More

Every Hive Counts

The Kasiisi Project is the first and currently only program in Africa (that bee in the middle of the map is us!) to join Broodminders – the Citizen Science Project that seeks to monitor hive conditions all over the world. Broodminders are placed in the hives and constantly record temperature and humidity. This information is regularly downloaded onto tablets and then … Read More