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08 May 2015
Representatives of Uganda’s private sector have today signed a declaration to actively engage in climate change mitigation.
27 Apr 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and experts are gathering at the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa where they will develop a common roadmap to end wildlife trafficking on the continent.
27 Mar 2015
Kampala - A Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Fund that will provide cash payments as an incentive for local communities in Uganda to promote conservation and restoration of natural resources has been launched.
25 Mar 2015
Entebbe - As part of efforts to improve the quality of weather data that is generated from weather stations, a newly renovated upper air sounding facility in Entebbe has been launched after one year of interrupted service.
02 Mar 2015
CIRDA workshop to deepen private sector engagement in increasing access to climate information in Africa
The workshop is directed at helping National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS) in Africa create value added weather and climate services by engaging with the private sector and developing innovative public private partnerships.
24 Feb 2015
Press Release: Uplift the Rural Poor, a Community Based Organisation from South Western Uganda receives its Equator Prize Award
Kampala, 24 February 2014 - Uplift the Rural Poor, a Community Based Organisation based in South Western Uganda has received its UNDP Equator Prize for 2014.
24 Feb 2015
Uplift the Rural Poor, a Community Based Organisation from South Western Uganda receives its Equator Prize Award
Kampala - Uplift the Rural Poor, a Community Based Organisation based in South Western Uganda has received its UNDP Equator Prize for 2014. The Organisation was awarded for its work with communities living adjacent to a series of three protected areas of Bwindi Gorilla National Park, Mgahinga National Park and the Echuya Forest Reserve.
24 Feb 2015
Kampala - The Country Sustainable land management Investment Framework (CSIF) for Uganda has today been launched at a ceremony in Kampala.
21 Feb 2015
Nakasongola - On Saturday 21st February 2015, Augustine and Donna, were the last two rhinos to be implanted with microchips at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
29 Jan 2015
The first of its kind in Africa, Pulse Lab Kampala is a hub for data innovation in Uganda, bringing together partners from Government, the UN, academia and the private sector to collaboratively develop new data analytics technologies to promote sustainable development.
09 Dec 2014
UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era
Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Jul 2014
Government of Uganda has today launched an electronics waste management and awareness strategy to promote safe and proper disposal of all outdated and defunct electronic equipment in the country.