Red Rocks community conservation centers within Rwanda, the center are based in Kinigi, Kigali, Kayonza, Kabaya, and Bulera, we work with the local community to improve their livelihoods using tourism as a tool for sustainable development for both the community and the biodiversity areas through research and projects that implement grassroots conservation of wildlife.
KINIGI COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER (ARTS FOR CONSERVATION)
Since 2018, after the establishment of Red Rocks Arts Gallery in Kinigi, near the volcanoes national park, we have been the sole visual Arts gallery, promoting painting workshops in the Kinigi village to empower the young talented artisans to get involved in the efforts of conserving the endangered Mountain gorillas through arts and crafts.
KAYONZA COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER (ECO-FARMING)
Located at Kayonza District, Rwinkwavu Sector, some 70 kilometers from Kigali city, Eastern province – we initiated the idea of commercializing the emerging eco-farmers who lack the resources and expertise to participate in the mainstream economy and to help them adapt to climate change.
KABAYA COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER (CULTURAL & HERITAGE PRESERVATION)
Kabaya center is located in the western province, near the Gishwati forest national park. We involve the local community to focus on protecting and caring for tangible cultural heritage items, including artworks, architecture, archaeology, and ancient collections.
BULERA COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER (FARM TOURISM)
Bulera community center is located just at the foothills of Muhabura mountain of the extinct volcanoes of the Virunga massif, 30 kilometers from Musanze town, on the way to the border of Rwanda and Uganda – Cyanika.
KIGALI COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER (ARTS & CRAFTS GALLERY)
Great Vision Needs Great Partners, Red rocks initiative for sustainable development(RRISD) partnered with Rwanda Ex-combatants and other people with disabilities organization (RECOPDO) and Inshuti Arts