The UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda

The UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda was initiated beginning of 2012 and is being implemented over a period of 23 months. The Project aims to foster a systematic and country-driven process to strengthen human resources and skills to advance green, low emission and climate resilient development. It is implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Water and Environment. A first important milestone in the Project was the development of a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development.

Specific activities and outputs so far include: 

COP 17 Side Event, 3 December 2011

Uganda in collaboration with UN CC:Learn hosted a side event on “Developing and Sustaining Human Resource Capacities to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development” on 3 December 2011, in Durban, South Africa, in the margins of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC. The event was opened by the Hon. Nabugere Munaaba Flavia, Minister of State for Environment of Uganda and brought together senior representatives from all five UN CC:Learn pilot countries. More than 80 COP delegates attended the event. Read more...

Background Report, Draft, February 2012

In order to set the stage for project implementation, Uganda produced a Background Report on National Climate Change Priorities and Objectives and Relevant Capacity Development Initiatives. The Report seeks to ensure that the National Strategy is linked to existing policies, initiatives, and priorities, including the National Development Plan 2010-2015, the National Climate Change Policy, and the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). The document also includes a list of organizations to be involved in the Strategy development process.

National Planning Workshop, 29 February 2012

The National Planning Workshop for the UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda, 29 February 2012 , Kampala brought together more than 60 participants from various government sectors, education and training institutions, Members of Parliament, private sector, civil society, UN organizations and other development partners. The event provided an opportunity to take stock of existing national climate change priorities, initiatives and related capacity development challenges in Uganda. It also focused on the methodology, Terms of Reference (TOR) and Work Plan for developing a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. Read more…

Assessment of Learning Needs and Delivery Capacities, July-August 2012

The assessment of learning needs and capacities to deliver learning action covered some 100 organizations representing the public and the private sector, civil society, and education and training institutions. The assessment helped to identify priorities for individual learning and skills development. Equally important, it evaluated capacities of the national education and training system to deliver learning action and related capacity development.

Workshop on Results-based Priority Action, 19-20 September 2012

The technical mid-term workshop for the national UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda, 19-20 September 2012, Kampala identified concrete action to strengthen institutional capacities in the country to deliver learning, focusing on the education, agriculture, energy, water, forestry, environment, tourism, works and transport sectors. Under the theme “Designing Results-based Action to Strengthen Human Resource Capacities to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development”, the workshop brought together more than 50 participants from various government sectors, education and training institutions, Members of Parliament, private sector, and civil society. Read more...

High-level Launch Event, 28 June 2013

At a high-level event with over 60 participants Uganda’s Minister of Water and Environment, H.E. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu launched the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development 2013-2022 on 28 June 2013, Kampala, Uganda. In his remarks the Minister highlighted that the National Strategy was a decisive step for Uganda to strengthen its national learning system to make sure people, especially the young generation, had the right knowledge and skills to build a climate smart future. Read more...