The 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly: A Growing Marketplace for the Private Sector (Adopted from the Global Forest Coalition blog by Isis Alvarez)
East African CSOs working under a Project to ‘Promote Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with those from South Asia, and the INFORSE Network, jointly organised a side event on
November 9, 2017 as part of the recently concluded UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP23) held in Bonn (Germany).
The Nile riparian states organized a regional forum which brought together key stakeholders and friends of the Nile attended this year's 5th Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) that took place October 23 - 25, 2017, at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center, Kigali.
This year the theme for World Food Day, celebrated annually on 16 October – a date commemorating the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945
The PREPARED Project, NWSC and UCSD Launch WACOCO Clubs amidst Jubilation
On the 6th September 2017, Planning for Resilience through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project along with partners in Uganda- Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)-Jinja and Iganga areas; launched 15 clubs of the Water Community Communication clubs (WACOCO).
Since the draft National Climate Change Bill, 2017 came out for public review at the end of July 2017, the Climate Change Department in collaboration with different stakeholders have held several meetings involving Government Departments and Agencies; Civil Society Organizations; Private sector; Members of Parliament through the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change, among others
Uganda has already witnessed some of the negative effects of climate change. These include severe water shortages, increased incidence of drought, reduced food and cash crop
Sadly, Uganda still lacks a substantive law that deals with climate change.
A knowledge-sharing and networking regional workshop was held in Arusha –Tanzania from the 22nd to 23rd June 2017.
In Mityana district, central Uganda, Kikandwa Environmental Association - KEA is taking lead in improving livelihoods of the community through this approach. KEA addresses climate change impacts and vulnerabilities using different strategies and met hodologies such as information sharing through the community innovation resource center.