Environment and Energy

Uganda’s National Development Plan 2010/2015 recognises the importance of adopting sustainable patterns of living that meet the needs of the present without compromising those of future generations. UNDP is collaborating with Government and other stakeholders to reduce land degradation, conserve biodiversity, minimise and adapt to climate change, and, promote safe use of chemicals and chemical waste.

Our Goals

We are supporting the sustainable and renewable use of resources, helping conserve the various forms of biodiversity as well as help national and sub-national policy makers to integrate environment issues into their plans, policies and programmes.more

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Supporting renewable and sustainable energy access

The Bujagali Dam (pictured), a 250-megawatt power-generating facility, is Uganda's first private hydroelectric power project. Following Uganda's selection as one of the sustainable energy for all (SE4All) fast mover countries, UNDP is supporting the government of Uganda to develop a country support project to facilitate stakeholder coordination and mobilisation, technical assistance towards energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy; and strengthening accountability, monitoring and reporting (Photo: UNDP Uganda)

Our Stories

  • Jovita Kyomugisha, the chairperson for Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group shows off their elephant dung paper gift bags and some of their other products which include paper beads, handmade baskets. The improved cook stoves in the background are also made by the group. (Photo Credit: UNDP Uganda 2015)

    Elephant dung changing women’s lives in Rubirizi

    Happy faces welcome you to the small building that houses the Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group in Rubirizi district. The women have taken a few minutesmore

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  • Jennifer Nyakato, above in a black t-shirt stands beside her new water tank while her grandchildren look on, her house below in the right hand corner has also been given a touch up to match the new tank. Below in the left and middle is Scovia Tumwebaze standing beside her new water tank as well. (Photo Credit: UNDP Uganda 2015)

    Water tanks, saving lives in Isingiro district

    As the early year heat sears everything in its way, 50 year old Jennifer Nyakato’s new water tank stands out in her small compound like anmore

Projects and Initiatives

Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Smart Agriculture Practices in the farming systems of Uganda

Agriculture has to address three intertwined challenges; ensuring food security through increased productivity and income, adapting to climate change and contributing to climate change mitigation. It is precisely for this reason that this project was developed as a way forward for food security in a changing climate environment. more

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