Press statement: Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development The proposed Mabira forest degazettement is a symptom of wider barriers to sustainable development in Uganda The Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) is a network of more than 30 active NGOs dedicated to coordinate advocacy and lobby work around issues and commitments made by world governments towards sustainable development, inspired by the Civil Society Project for preparation of the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, attended by 104 Heads of State (including Uganda). Uganda is therefore a signatory to the Summit outcomes - the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), and the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development.