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27 Oct 2014
Payments for environmental services (also known as payments for ecosystem services), are payments to farmers or landowners who have agreed to take certain actions to manage their land or watersheds, for example, replanting trees, keeping living trees standing or by using different agricultural techniques. These payments are usually made by the beneficiaries of the environmental services, such as, water bottling companies, or hydro power companies, and in other cases, national or local governments who pay on behalf of their citizens.
24 Oct 2014
Fort Portal - Fifteen tour operators have been taken on a familiarisation tour of Western Uganda areas of Kabarole and Kasese districts.
13 Oct 2014
The Uganda National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC), a central facility for early warning, disaster and climate modelling and forecasting, emergency response and recovery coordination and provision of disaster information has been launched.
01 Oct 2014
New ‘green’ charcoal project rolls out efficient low-carbon kilns to curb emissions and deforestation
The project, “Addressing barriers to adoption of improved charcoal production technologies and sustainable land management practices through an integrated approach” aims to secure multiple environmental benefits by addressing unsustainable utilization of wood-fuel (including charcoal) and poor land management practices through technology transfer, enhancement of the national policy framework and the promotion of sustainable land and forest management practices.
29 Sep 2014
MBALE - A blueprint for developing the Uganda tourism industry in a sustainable way has been launched. The ten-year, Uganda Tourism Development Master Plan was unveiled during celebrations to mark World Tourism Day at Maluku Grounds in Mbale Town, Eastern Uganda.
19 Sep 2014
Uganda is preparing to implement REDD+, and is currently in the readiness phase, a crucial stage that involves developing the necessary policy and institutional framework for REDD+ to be implemented.
10 Sep 2014
United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative remarks at the Sustainable Energy Forum
“Energy Week”, is an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of energy in our daily lives and the progress of our communities and nations. It is also a moment for reflection and renewed action.
03 Sep 2014
KAMPALA - Uganda has begun planning for the sixth cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF 6) programmes.
27 Aug 2014
Remarks by UNDP Country Director at the Launch of the UN Global Compact Local Network's Business for Peace Initiative
I am honoured to be with this morning as you launch the Business for Peace Initiative in Uganda
21 Aug 2014
United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative remarks at launch of the Uganda Tourism Association Strategic Plan 2014-2019 Kampala
It’s great to be among so many proud supporters of Ugandan tourism.
21 Aug 2014
A UNDP-supported five-year strategy launched today by the Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) is expected to improve coordination among the numerous private sector operators that support the tourism economy, significantly expanding Uganda’s tourism advantage.
18 Aug 2014
Today marks the 500 Day countdown to the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals, and the start of a new global campaign to accelerate momentum and achieve the targets.
15 Aug 2014
JINJA/ENTEBBE – Uganda will by the end of this year have established the framework for a National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System after the process to build it was started in workshops organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project.
12 Aug 2014
UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative's remarks at the International Youth Day celebrations in Moroto district
It is a great honour to join you today to celebrate and recognize the important contribution that youth are making in this country, and the rest of the world.
12 Aug 2014
Investing in the right policies, initiatives and essential services will help unlock the potential of youth in Uganda and enable them contribute to the attainment of the national development goals.
10 Aug 2014
UNDP Country Director Ms. Almaz Gebru speech at the Africa Day of Decentralization and Local Development
On behalf of the development partners, I am delighted to be here to celebrate with you, and the rest of Africa, the Africa Day of Decentralization and Local Development.
10 Aug 2014
KABALE - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda has been recognised for its support to decentralisation and local development in the country.
31 Jul 2014
Withstanding crises and redressing income and gender inequalities key to Uganda’s continued progress, says 2014 Human Development Report
Kampala, 31 July 2014 — Uganda, like the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, needs to intensify efforts to prevent crises and address income and gender inequalities to avoid setting back recent development advances.
31 Jul 2014
MBALE - The process to develop indicators for a new monitoring and evaluation system for the Mount Elgon Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) project has been kick-started by a three-day training workshop for thirty-five officials from both the central and local government.
15 Jul 2014
Opening Remarks by Ms Almaz Gebru, UNDP Country Director at the Uganda Tourism Association Strategic Plan Validation Workshop
It is my pleasure to take part in the Uganda Tourism Association 5 year strategic plan validation workshop today.