Bridget Mugisha Munyantore has a BA in Environmental Ethics and Development Studies from
Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi in Uganda. She started working at Environmental and Rural
Solutions, South Africa in 2012. Her work has mainly been project coordination and capacity
development on Natural Resource Management Land User Incentives Programmes, Environmental
Impact Assessments, and rangeland management.
For over 10 years Bridget has been more involved with Working for Water Expanded Public Work
Programmes which are linked with improving people’s livelihoods and improving biodiversity
through alien clearing and land restoration, monitoring Ecosystems goods and services on areas that
have been cleared off wattle, Monitoring compliance with Occupational Health and Safety
Legislation and First-Aid standards and ensuring trainings are in place for EPWP beneficiaries.
She has also been involved in community mobilisation and liaising between the organisations,
governmental stakeholders, traditional authorities and the respective communities within
Recently Bridget started supporting convener work for the Umzimvubu Catchment Partnership (UCP)
alliance, for which ERS acts as voluntary secretariat. This involves communication with a wide
network of more than 40 state and civil partners, arranging quarterly meetings linked with in-field
visits and learning exchanges and hosting national indabas, and producing newsflashes and learning
Her passion is working with rural people especially the youth with the intention to influence
behavior change towards increased environmental consciousness, ensuring that catchment
management and landscape restoration is approached optimally by everyone who derives
ecosystem goods and services from it.