The Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) of Uganda has developed a “National Climate Change Training Manual for the Inter-Institutional Climate Change Desk Officers and Relevant Stakeholders for Uganda”. This manual was prepared with support of UN CC:Learn and technical input from Makerere University. It will be used to train desk officers from different Ministries, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations, on climate change, its diverse impacts as well as possible adaptation and mitigation options.
The content of the Training Manual is organized into four sections:
- Section 1 focuses on the basic elements of climate change (e.g. science, perspectives at the global, regional, national, sub-national levels, impacts).
- Section 2 introduces the roles of different Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the impacts of climate change on selected sectors, as well as possible sectoral responses.
- Section 3 highlights climate change in cross-cutting sectors, showing the combination of direct and indirect impacts of climate change as well as adaptation and mitigation options.
- Section 4 includes recommendations to guide possible action(s) emanating from the development of this training manual, as well as references, a glossary, and annexes.
As a key reference material, this manual aims at strengthening knowledge and skills for the integration of climate change into different sectors and the promotion of green low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.