The Ministry of Water and Environment is coordinating the UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda.
UN Support to Address Climate Change in Uganda
In order to support the Government of Uganda’s climate change priorities, the UN Country Team in Uganda has developed a Joint Programme on Climate Change bringing together nine UN agencies. The activities are organized through the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and seek to build Ugandan capacity for sustainable solutions. In support of the climate change objective of Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP) to “develop national capacity for coordination and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation activities in the country in support of social welfare and national development in general”, the Joint Programme engages in activities that seek to build both the capacity of Uganda to adapt to a changing climate whilst mitigating against future climate change.
Activities of individual agencies include:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
UNDP is supporting Government of Uganda to access resources to develop adaptation measures that respond to the identified priority interventions in Uganda’s National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) and the National Development Plan. These initiatives focus on integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in the country’s land management and agriculture sector policies and programmes. Current initiatives also include the Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme for Mountain Ecosystems aimed at reducing vulnerability of Uganda to Climate change impacts.