Throughout history, women have always interacted with nature for a variety of purposes. One of the earliest women birders is Genevieve Estelle Jones (1847-1879), who helped to pave the way for the countless women birders that came after her.
The International Conference for Women Birders gives us time to appreciate the efforts of the women from around the world who have been engaging nature through birds and bird watching. Additionally, during this conference, we will work to create a strong network of opportunities for woman birders.
Uganda has recently begun to recognize the role of women in conservation and tourism, which has led to support for these roles. Uganda was the first country on the African continent to form a women birders club.
Women birders from all over the World are expected to visit Uganda to attend this conference. And while they visit the country, they will have the chance to see some of the 1080+ species of birds recorded in the country, view mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, interact with local communities, share their experiences with other women birders, and ultimately come up with conference resolutions.