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).
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.
UN High Level Symposium in Uganda calls for national leadership, mutual trust, and partnership to achieve SDGs6 Nov 2015What are the possibilities and practical ways to strengthen global and local partnerships to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for the world’s people?
Uganda needs more exports, more private sector investment and better programme implementation to achieve sustainable development - High Level Dialogue on Uganda’s Economy4 Nov 2015Kampala - Uganda needs to increase its export base, encourage more private sector investment especially in the manufacturing sector and ensure better implementation of the government programmes to enable achievement of sustainable development.
UN-REDD National Programme for Uganda launched2 Nov 2015Kampala - The Minister of Water and Environment, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu has launched the United Nations collaborative effort on Reducing of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) for Uganda.
UN in Uganda 'drums up' support for SDGs to mark 70th anniversary26 Oct 2015“At the very beginning of this journey stands the acknowledgement that this new agenda is much closer to core national values than you might think".
National Prayers for Uganda's 2016 elections held5 Oct 2015Kampala - Uganda held its first national prayers for the 2016 elections.