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Publication date: 25 Aug. 2017

Benefit Sharing in the Forestry Sector in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania: Status, Lessons and Recommendations for Uganda

There is international consensus that sharing of benefits from natural resources like forests is a key tool that can be used to promote both sustainable management of natural resources and improve livelihoods of natural resource adjacent communities...

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Publication date: 03 Dec 2017

Forest Governance Training Manual

The training manual presents forest governance as an important prerequisite for promoting sustainable forest management and reducing deforestation and forest degradation in Uganda. This work is motivated by the deteriorating state of forest governance in Uganda and the realised need to improve the management of the forest resource....

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Publication date: 20 Oct 2016

Imagine a Country Without Forests! Confronting the Emerging Crisis in Uganda's Forestry Sector

This report summarises the issues and recommendations that emerged from the 66th State of the Nation platform that focused on the emerging crisis in Uganda's forestry sub-sector.....

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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: 27 Jan 2015

The Role of Local Leaders and Actors in Promoting Good Forest Governance in Uganda

This info-sheet highlights the minimal roles that local leaders and actors can play to promote and enhance good forestry governance. Good forestry governance is underpinned by a number of principles. The key ones are transparency, accountability, stakeholder participation in decision-making processes, respect for the rule of law, equity, effectiveness and efficiency.....

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Publication date: 23 Apr 2014

Making Public Procurement Work for Sustainable Forest Use: Excluding Illegal Timber from Uganda's Market

This research paper advances a two stage approach Uganda should adopt if it is to manage its forests for the benefit of its present and future generations. First, public procurement laws and systems must outrightly prohibit illegal timber.....

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Publication date: 24 Aug 2015

Sustainable Conservation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Community Welfare Improvement: Creating a Win-Win Situation by increasing the community share of the Gorilla Permit Levy and strengthening the governance of revenue sharing

This policy brief argues that the current conservation outcomes could be enhanced by an incentive system that offers more and better targeted community support to sustain their livelihoods and improving governance of the Revenue Sharing Scheme.....

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Publication date: 22 Aug 2014

Operationalization of Uganda's National Tree Fund: A Process Audit and Call for Action

This paper is intended to reignite debate about the National Tree Fund with the major objective of having it operationalized.....

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Publication date: 12 Nov 2014

Strengthening the Role of Local Leaders and Actors in Advocating for Better Forestry Governance and Improved Livelihoods

This report is a Synthesis of the Proceedings of the Regional Forestry Governance Forum that sought to strengthen the capacity of local leaders and actors to demand and promote good governance in the management of forest resources.....

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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: 10 Jul 2007

Wealth Distribution, Poverty and Timber Governance in Uganda: A Case Study of Budongo Forest Reserve

This case study applied the Nature, Wealth and Power (NWP) analytical framework and the Commodity Chain Analysis (CCA) methodology to analyze the current interactions among the stakeholders engaged in timber production and trade. The key influences that determine losers and winners from wealth generated in the timber business are examined....

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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: 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: 09 Aug 2004

Sustainably Utilizing our Natural Heritage: Legal Implications of the Proposed Degazettment of Butamira Forest Reserve

This policy brief analyses the constitutional and legal aspects of the proposed degazettment of Butamira Forest Reserve. The Government of Uganda is attempting to degazette and lease out the land comprised in the Reserve to Kakira Sugar Works for sugar cane growing....

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