Media called upon to promote peaceful campaigns10 Feb 2016Kampala - The Electoral Commission has called upon the media to promote peaceful campaigns and support conflict prevention by ensuring that political differences and debates do not lead to hostility or escalate to conflict levels.
#UGDebate16 - Uganda to hold first televised Presidential Debate of 2016 general election today15 Jan 2016Kampala - This evening, the first ever Presidential Debate of the 2016 general election will be held, and broadcast live from the Serena Conference Centre.
UNDP Country Director's Remarks at the launch of the Global and Uganda National Human Development Reports 201517 Dec 2015Since 1990, UNDP has been producing the Global Human Development report to stimulate dialogue and policy thinking around important issues that advance human development
Mining, agriculture, youth, land reforms, key to unlocking development of Northern Uganda – Uganda Human Development Report17 Dec 2015Presenting the report, Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana, Executive Director of Makerere University’s Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) said it builds on a lot of research and national interventions in the region, specifically Government of Uganda’s comprehensive Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP I&II).
PRESS RELEASE: Land reforms, developing mining sector and private sector investment key to unlocking development of Northern Uganda16 Dec 2015— Adoption of a bold mix of inclusive and transformative innovations, focusing on land reforms, developing the mineral and tourism sectors, is vital to accelerate the development transformation of Northern Uganda.
PRESS RELEASE - Dialogue on Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and Utilisation15 Dec 2015Kampala, 15.Dec.2015 - Ugandans living in the various parts of the world will today convene in Kampala for a Dialogue on Diaspora Resource Mobilisation and Utilisation.
Make climate smart choices to combat climate change10 Dec 2015Taking climate action means doing small things like switching off lights when not in use, or using sustainable briquettes for cooking.
Uganda’s army now better prepared to respond to disasters following UNDP’s support4 Dec 2015With UNDP’s support, over 500 female and male officers were trained on the fundamentals of disaster risk reduction, civil-military cooperation, the management of mass casualties, incident command systems, search and rescue, human rights in disasters and the practical applications of ICTs.
Partnership is key to building resilience in Uganda26 Nov 2015Development that doesn’t take risk into account, cannot be sustained, nor be sustainable was the key message from the Uganda Resilience Dialogue.
Uganda Targets 22% emission cuts to achieve low-carbon growth16 Nov 2015In mid October 2015, the Government submitted the country’s climate action plan, also called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat for discussion in the COP21 meeting.