Youth develop Uganda’s first customized weather information application
16 Jun 2017
Kampala - A team of young innovators have won Uganda’s first weather hackathon competition. The young innovators under their group Agrigap, won the weather hackathon after three days of rigorous work to develop an application that would ease dissemination and utilisation of weather information in Uganda.
Fast track financing solutions for biodiversity conservation - UNDP Uganda Country Director says
16 Jun 2017
Entebbe - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Ms. Almaz Gebru has tasked nations to fast track finding solutions to biodiversity financing as one of the pathways to sustainable development. Ms. Gebru said that the cost of depleted plant and animal species will be so high and the alternative for nations is of insurance provided by conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.
Community service is key for environment protection in Uganda - UNDP Resident Representative says
9 Jun 2017
Ibanda, Western Uganda - Ms Rosa Malango, the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative has called on Ugandans to combine existing local initiatives with new technologies and innovation to ensure that human activity does not destroy the environment as we reach for economic growth.
Focus on global markets – Prof Justin Lin advises
2 Jun 2017
Kampala - Professor Justin Yifu Lin – a renowned economist from China has called on Uganda to focus on export oriented industrialisation that targets global markets.
Strengthening refugee space in Uganda - UNDP convenes dialogue with leaders of refugee hosting districts
27 May 2017
KAMPALA – Uganda shall not build walls to keep out refugees, Hon. Hilary Onek, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has affirmed. He made this affirmation during the opening of the first-ever dialogue between district and national leaders from Uganda’s 12 refugee hosting districts. These districts include: Adjumani, Arua, Hoima, Isingiro, Kampala, Kamwenge, Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Masindi, Moyo and Yumbe.
UNDP Uganda trains women entrepreneurs on its procurement procedures
20 Apr 2017
Kampala - The United Nations Development Programme today held a training to educate women entrepreneurs on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s procurement procedures.
Promoting Sustainable Industrialisation is emphasised at the High Level Dialogue on Realising the Promises of Green Growth: Promoting Sustainable Industrialisation in Uganda
11 Apr 2017
Kampala - Pursuing sustainable green growth is no longer a fancy global catch word but a sound economic strategy. This was emphasised by Dr. Arkebe Oqubay while delivering his key note address at the High Level Dialogue on Realising the Promises of Green Growth: Promoting Sustainable Industrialisation in Uganda, held in Kampala.
Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) launched to promote inclusive tourism in the country
6 Apr 2017
Kampala - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with various entities from the tourism sector have launched the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP).
UNDP receives special recognition for supporting the Uganda tourism sector
20 Feb 2017
Kampala - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda has received special recognition for its support to the tourism sector. This was during the Uganda Tourism Excellence Award Ceremony organised by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) as part of activities to mark the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2017.
Agenda 2030 goals are life goals – Whitaker
9 Feb 2017
KAMPALA - UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation, Mr. Forest Whitaker has likened achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as achieving life’s purpose.