Uganda is highly vulnerable to climate change and variability. Its economy and the well-being of Ugandans are tightly bound to climate. Since 2011, UN CC:Learn has been working with the government of Uganda and other national stakeholders to develop the individual skills and institutional capacities needed to foster green, low emission and climate-resilient development.

Building and Implementing a National Climate Change Learning Strategy

Together with the Ugandan government and stakeholders from several sectors, we facilitated the development of Uganda’s first national climate learning strategy, which was launched in 2013.

 The strategy sets out recommendations to boost climate change learning in Uganda over the next decade. These include:

  • Building capacity and strengthening the UNFCCC National Focal Point for Uganda – the Climate Change Unit in the Ministry of Water and Environment
  • Strengthening human resources and skills for climate change monitoring in the Department of Meteorology
  • Strengthening skills for mainstreaming climate change in key sectors such as agriculture, water and energy
  • Supporting existing initiatives to integrate climate change learning in curricula, from primary to tertiary education
  • Assessing the impacts of climate change learning
  • Harmonizing climate change learning among different institutions and levels

The strategy is available in English and can be downloaded below:

Our National Partners

The UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda is coordinated through a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral National Coordination Mechanism, which is linked to the national Climate Change Policy Committee (CCPC), set up under Uganda’s national climate change policy. All our work is conducted under the leadership of the Ministry of Water and Environment.

View a video featuring UN CC:Learn Ambassador Bob Natifu talking about climate change education in Uganda:

Contacts

Mr. Bob Natifu
Deputy Commissioner, Climate Change Department
Ministry of Water and Environment
P.O. Box 28119
Kampala
Tel: +256 414 237 690
Fax: + 256 414 346 530
Email: bob.natifu@gmail.com

UN Country Team Liaison

Mr. Onesimus Muhwezi
Team Leader, Energy and Environment
UN Development Programme (UNDP)
Plot 11, Yusuf Lule Road
Kampala
Phone: +256 417 112132
Email: onesimus.muhwezi@undp.org

Project News and Activities

New Training Manual on Climate Change for Desk-Officers and Other Relevant Stakeholders in Uganda
18 October 2017 | Kampala, Uganda

3rd Youth Climate Dialogues between Uganda and Lugano Students
02 December 2015 | Lugano, Switzerland

UN CC:Learn Supports the Integration of Climate Change into Primary Education in Uganda
07 August 2015 | Kampala, Uganda

“You are Not Alone” – Uganda Strengthens its Climate Change Desk Officer Network
07 August 2014 | Kampala, Uganda

Minister of Water and Environment Launches National Climate Change Learning Strategy of Uganda
28 June 2013 | Kampala, Uganda

Interactive Workshop in Uganda Identifies Possible Priority Action to Strengthen Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change
19 September 2012 | Kampala, Uganda

National UN CC:Learn Planning Workshop in Uganda Highlights Need for Practical and Results-based Human Resources and Skills Development Across Sectors
29 February 2012 | Kampala, Uganda

Indonesia and Malawi Join Group of UN CC:Learn Pilot Countries with Additional Support of the Swiss Development Cooperation
14 October 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland