Joan Akiiza is the Legal and Policy Officer at NAPE in charge of legal matters pertaining to the organization which involve case management, petitioning of national & international bodies that are linked to NAPE work in ensuring that there is compliance of social & environmental standards by private companies, she also advises the organization on issues that have legal implications. Joan also coordinates the Green Livelihoods Alliance Programme in Kalangala and Buvuma Landscape. The programme supports the improvement of ecosystems that are currently under threat. The main approach that the programme implores is lobby and advocacy and capacity building of programme stakeholders.to promote community rights and conservation. It also provides an opportunity to strengthen partnerships with the private sector to participate in conservation to ensure a win-win situation.