Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme for Mountain Ecosystems

What is the project about?

The objective of this programme is to reduce the vulnerability of Uganda to Climate change impacts through piloting Ecosystem Based Adaptation options with particular emphasis on Mountain Elgon ecosystems.

It will specifically support 4 outputs;

  • The development of decision making tools for ecosystem based adaptation for assessing ecosystem resilience,
  • Field testing the tools in the pilot countries,
  • Making investments in and building capacity for EBA at a demonstration site, and
  • Establishing the economic benefits and financial costs of EBA, to guide national policies.

The project is to be implemented by the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) focusing on the Districts of Sironko, Bulambuli (implementation supported by UNDP) and Kapchorwa and Kween (Implementation supported by IUCN).


Some key accomplishments for the project include;

  • Support to ten micro projects to implement EBA smart activities
  • An institutional capacity and impact assessment to check the vulnerability for adapting the Mt. Elgon region ecosystem to EBA activities has been completed.

Who finances it?

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through UNEP to a tune of US$ 1,731,733 through UNDP Uganda over a duration of 4 years from 2011 to 2014.


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