Mr Bugabo Gumisiriza Stephen for his Phd at Mbarara University of Sciences and Technology in the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. Mr Gumisiriza is carrying out his PhD research fieldwork on: Collaborative Forest Management and the Conservation of Echuya Central Forest Reserve-South Western Uganda. Assoc. Prof. Robert Bitariho is supervising Mr Gumisiriza for both fieldwork and his PhD dissertation write up. Mr Gumisiriza submitted his PhD proposal to MUST in April 2018 and began data collection in thereafter.