"STRATEGIC MEETING TO DISSEMINATE THE ASSESSMENT REPORT OF COMPLIANCE OF THE 2020/21 BUDGET TO CLIMATE CHANGE INTERVENTIONS IN THE THIRD NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, 2020/21-2024/25"

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    About the Breakfast Meeting

    While some sectors have registered great strides in integrating climate change at planning level as emphasized by the planning and budget call circulars and sector planning guidelines, non-compliance at budgeting and execution levels is still evident. This has continued to undermine achievement of the envisaged socioeconomic transformation. In a bid to go beyond climate change integration in planning to actual budgeting for interventions and implementation, the National Planning Authority (NPA) in partnership with the Climate Change Department (CCD), with support and in collaboration with the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) initiated and undertook a climate change integration compliance assessment of the alignment of the 2020/21 sector Budget Framework Papers (BFPs) to the Third National Development Plan (NDP III). This was in line with the National Planning Authority (NPA) Act 2002 Section 7, subsection 2(f) which mandates NPA to liaise with the private sector and civil society in the evaluation of Government performance and identifying and filling gaps in Government policies and programmes.

    Overall, the compliance assessment sought to ensure that development planning and budgeting frameworks are aligned to achieving Uganda Vision 2040, through the NDP. Specifically, the climate change integration compliance assessment sought to: evaluate the alignment of the FY 2020/21 sector BFPs to the NDPIII climate change interventions; identify the emerging issues, key messages and recommendations to inform and guide the integration and implementation of climate change interventions; and lastly inform and enhance advocacy and lobbying for climate change mainstreaming in sector plans and Budgets.

    A report of the assessment was prepared by NPA. This report has findings of the assessment and recommendations that need to be disseminated to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) accounting officers. Against this background, NPA with support from ACODE and CARE International in Uganda is organizing a strategic meeting with MDA accounting officers to disseminate the report findings. The meeting is scheduled for 09th September 2020 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.

    The overall objective of the strategic meeting is to provide a platform for accounting officers from key MDA institutions to discuss the assessment report findings and proposals to integrate climate change in sector budgets. The specific objectives of the strategic meeting are.

    Objectives of the meeting

    To disseminate the assessment report findings and recommendations

    To discuss climate change integration in sector plans, programmes and budgets

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