In late 2009, African Parks signed a joint management agreement with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) establishing the Akagera Management Company (AMC) in 2010 with board members from both the RDB and African Parks jointly managing the park.
The Rob and Melani Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation (“Fund”) has a philanthropic focus on conservation and biodiversity protection. In 2015, the Fund renewed its support with a five year, US$5 million grant. This funding will help grow the African Parks portfolio to 20 parks by 2020, with an additional priority at Akagera.
The Wyss Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. In 2015, the Wyss Foundation supported projects in Akagera National Park, Liwonde National Park, and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.