Preparations for a Uganda National Human Development Report start
21 Nov 2014
KAMPALA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Economic Policy Research Centre to prepare the National Human Development Report for Uganda.
Uganda prepares for cop20 in Peru
17 Nov 2014
Kampala - Uganda is in the final preparation stage for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) to be held in Lima, Peru later this year.
National Biomass Strategy launched
10 Nov 2014
Kampala - A strategy that will help government and various players in the biomass market has been launched today.
Private sector involvement key in integrating PES into environment programmes
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.
Familiarisation trip shows tour operators new product ideas for tourists
24 Oct 2014
Fort Portal - Fifteen tour operators have been taken on a familiarisation tour of Western Uganda areas of Kabarole and Kasese districts.
Uganda gets National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre for Disaster preparedness
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.
New ‘green’ charcoal project rolls out more efficient low-carbon kilns to curb emissions and deforestation
1 Oct 2014
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.
Uganda Gets a Blueprint for its Tourism Sector
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.
Health clubs launched in Universities to educate young people on Non-Communicable Diseases
22 Sep 2014
Entebbe - A health club to promote knowledge and awareness of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has been launched in Nkumba University.
CSOs call for greater environmental law enforcement to ensure success of UN-REDD+ programme in 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.