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Publication date: 23 Oct 2019

Strengthening Climate Resilience through Integration of Climate Change, Women and Youth Issues in Uganda's Agriculture Sector: Analysis of Agriculture Related Policies and Programmes

This report provides insights into building a gender sensitive climate smart agriculture while reducing the vulnerability of women, youth and refugees to the adversity impacted by climate change. It shows that successful mainstreaming of climate change in the agricultural sector and implementation of gender sensitive climate resilient agricultural policies, programmes and practices require strong and reliable climate information services and early warning systems, enhanced technical and institutional capacities, enabling legal framework, and strong monitoring and reporting mechanisms. A strong commitment to innovative climate financing and increasing budget allocation for climate change to the sectors especially Local Governments (LGs) is also essential...

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Publication date: 03 Jul 2016

Socio-Economic Effects of Chinese Agricultural Investments on the Environment and Local Livelihoods in Uganda

The nature and significance of China's engagements with African agriculture continues to be hotly debated in the media, academia and policy circles around the world. Although China has been engaged in Uganda's agriculture for more than 40 years, the recent jostle for agricultural land by private Chinese investors is mystifying and justifies the need to conduct a scientific study to provide clear evidence before the issue gets bundled into the messy anecdotal media inquiry. This paper sought to profile Chinese investments....

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Publication date: 24 Aug 2015

Greening Uganda's 2016 General Elections: Key Issues for Political Parties and Political Leaders to Address in their Manifestoes

This paper highlights some of the most pressing issues in Uganda's ENR sector that political parties and other actors vying for power in 2016 should consider addressing in their manifestoes. Although it makes some specific recommendations, the paper does not prescribe any particular approach that political parties and other actors should take in addressing the issues. That is a question for the political parties to decide internally.....

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Publication date: 06 Oct 2011

Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg: An Analysis of Budget Allocations and Revenue from the Environment and Natural Resource Sector in Karamoja Region

This study provides an analysis of the budgetary allocations to the Environment and Natural Resource (ENR) sector and the revenue arising from the sector in the Karamoja region. Given the fact that over 60% of the land in the region is under protected area management and that the region also has vast mineral resources, Karamoja cannot develop without the effective harnessing of the ENR potential in the region. The ecological and legal integrity of ENR sector and its integration into the development planning process is therefore critical to the current and future efforts towards the development and transformation of Karamoja.....

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Publication date: 13 May 2011

Marginalisation of Environment and Natural Resources Sub-sector: Undermining the Economic Base and Entrenching Poverty in Uganda

The current economic crisis and escalating food prices in Uganda are partly attributed to the mismanagement of natural resources leading to a reduction in agricultural productivity, food shortages and declining exports. The key natural resources that have an impact on the economy include forests, land, water and wetlands. The situation has been compounded by climate change that has further impacted on economic growth by increasing the unpredictability of the weather.....

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Publication date: 20 Apr 2006

Mainstreaming Environment and Natural Resource Issues in selected Government Sectors: Status, Considerations and Recommendations

This study aims at establishing the extent to which ENR issues are integrated and/or mainstreamed in selected government sectors. The study is limited to mainstreaming ENR in selected six government sectors out of the total sixteen. These selected sectors include: agriculture; health; water and sanitation; roads and works; justice, law and order sector; and local government....

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Publication date: 19 Mar 2006

Monitoring Legislative Representation: Environmental Issues in the 7th Parliament of Uganda

The study developed monitoring indicators for tracking effective representation of constituency and national environmental issues in Parliament namely; contribution during debates on the floor of parliament; regular attendance of Parliamentary sessions; track record of ENR sensitivity; Private Members bill and voting patterns of MPs on controversial bills and motions, relating to the environment....

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Publication date: 13 Mar 2006

Political Parties, Political Change and Environmental Governance in Uganda: A Review of Political Parties Manifestos

This paper therefore provides a detailed review and analysis of the scope of coverage and sensitivity of environmental and natural resources issues as articulated in political party manifestos of political parties which participated in the February 2006 elections....

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Publication date: 09 Aug 2004

Constitutional Reform and Eenvironmental Legislative Representation in Uganda: A Case Study of Butamira Forest Reserve in Uganda

In many natural resources dependent economies such as those in sub-saharan Africa, the livelihoods of many rural communities depend on the natural resource assets. Natural resources provide the back-borne for national economic growth and are the basis for the livelihoods of poor people especially in rural constituencies. They are the basis for household food security, the major source of energy, construction materials, income generating business enterprises and provide the major coping mechanism in times of environmental stress and scarcity....

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Publication date: 17 Jun 2003

Sustainable Development Beyond Rio+10: Consolidating Environmental Democracy in Uganda through Access to Justice, Information and Participation

This report is a synthesis of findings from an assessment of Uganda's progress in the implementation of the commitments contained in Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration....

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Publication date: 07 Jun 2001

The Precautionary Principle, Biotechnology and Environmental Litigation: Complexities in Litigating New and Emerging Environmental Problems

The paper argues that while the precautionary principle provides a fresh opportunity to link up science and policy, and mitigate the dilemma faced by public interest lawyers, this paper argues that the principle is being lost in the debate over free market access and "sound science." Consequently, the principle is unlikely to crystallize into an accepted principle of customary international law and this will adversely affect its application in municipal jurisdictions....

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