PRESS RELEASE: First high level dialogue on agricultural transformation focusing on revitalising cooperatives to be held in Kampala17 Aug 2015Kampala – The agriculture sector is a central feature of the Uganda economy. The second National Development Plan (NDPII), identifies it as one of the priority development areas that will propel Uganda to a middle income country in the next five years.
Press Release: New biodiversity finance initiative (BIOFIN) to mobilise funds to conserve Uganda's natural resources4 Aug 2015Jinja – A new initiative that will help Uganda mobilise expertise and financing to conserve its rich variety of natural resources, has been launched today
MDGs produced most successful anti-poverty movement in history: UN report6 Jul 2015The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as a springboard for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched Tuesday July 6th, by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Message of the United Nations in Uganda on World Environment Day5 Jun 2015The global theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet’, while the national theme is, “35 Million People. Limited Resources. Consume with Care.”
African leaders to develop common plan for stopping wildlife crime27 Apr 2015African Heads of State, government representatives and experts are gathering at the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa where they will develop a common roadmap to end wildlife trafficking on the continent.
CIRDA Regional workshop to deepen private sector engagement in increasing access to climate information in Africa2 Mar 2015The workshop is directed at helping National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS) in Africa create value added weather and climate services by engaging with the private sector and developing innovative public private partnerships.
Uplift the Rural Poor, a Community Based Organisation from South Western Uganda receives its Equator Prize Award24 Feb 2015Kampala, 24 February 2014 - Uplift the Rural Poor, a Community Based Organisation based in South Western Uganda has received its UNDP Equator Prize for 2014.
UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era9 Dec 2014Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima today.
Withstanding crises and redressing income and gender inequalities key to Uganda’s continued progress, says 2014 Human Development Report 31 Jul 2014Kampala, 31 July 2014 — Uganda, like the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, needs to intensify efforts to prevent crises and address income and gender inequalities to avoid setting back recent development advances.
The Enhancing Food Security, Livelihoods and Resilience Building Project to be launched in Karamoja region.24 Jun 2014KARAMOJA – The Government of Uganda today will launch a project enhancing food security and the livelihoods of those in the Karamoja region.