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.
Programming for Global Environment Facility Six (GEF 6) in Uganda starts
3 Sep 2014
KAMPALA - Uganda has begun planning for the sixth cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF 6) programmes.
Remarks by UNDP Country Director at the Launch of the UN Global Compact Local Network's Business for Peace Initiative
27 Aug 2014
I am honoured to be with this morning as you launch the Business for Peace Initiative in Uganda
New strategy to improve coordination of private sector in tourism development
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.
500 Days to build MDGmomentum start
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.
Process to build the National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System for Uganda starts
15 Aug 2014
JINJA/ENTEBBE – Uganda will by the end of this year have established the framework for a National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System after the process to build it was started in workshops organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project.
UN pledges support for policies and investments to unlock potential of youth in Uganda
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.