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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.
08 Mar 2015
This week, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s best blueprint for achieving gender equality and empowering women.
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
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.
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.
27 Jan 2015
Resource mobilization key to success of post 2015 development agenda, says UNGA President Sam Kutesa
The President of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), H.E. Hon Mr. Sam Kutesa, has said the success of the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will largely depend on countries mobilising financing from alternative sources other than overseas development assistance (ODA) for implementation.
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.
24 Oct 2014
Fort Portal - Fifteen tour operators have been taken on a familiarisation tour of Western Uganda areas of Kabarole and Kasese districts.
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.
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.
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.
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.