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09 Dec 2014
UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era
Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima today.
08 Dec 2014
Kampala - The Uganda’s Poverty Status Report 2014 shows poverty in the country is on a downward spiral while the middle class has more than tripled over the last two decades with its share doubling the poor.
21 Nov 2014
KAMPALA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Economic Policy Research Centre to prepare the National Human Development Report for Uganda.
17 Nov 2014
Kampala - Uganda is in the final preparation stage for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) to be held in Lima, Peru later this year.
10 Nov 2014
Kampala - A strategy that will help government and various players in the biomass market has been launched today.
27 Oct 2014
Payments for environmental services (also known as payments for ecosystem services), are payments to farmers or landowners who have agreed to take certain actions to manage their land or watersheds, for example, replanting trees, keeping living trees standing or by using different agricultural techniques. These payments are usually made by the beneficiaries of the environmental services, such as, water bottling companies, or hydro power companies, and in other cases, national or local governments who pay on behalf of their citizens.
24 Oct 2014
Fort Portal - Fifteen tour operators have been taken on a familiarisation tour of Western Uganda areas of Kabarole and Kasese districts.
13 Oct 2014
The Uganda National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC), a central facility for early warning, disaster and climate modelling and forecasting, emergency response and recovery coordination and provision of disaster information has been launched.
01 Oct 2014
New ‘green’ charcoal project rolls out efficient low-carbon kilns to curb emissions and deforestation
The project, “Addressing barriers to adoption of improved charcoal production technologies and sustainable land management practices through an integrated approach” aims to secure multiple environmental benefits by addressing unsustainable utilization of wood-fuel (including charcoal) and poor land management practices through technology transfer, enhancement of the national policy framework and the promotion of sustainable land and forest management practices.
29 Sep 2014
MBALE - A blueprint for developing the Uganda tourism industry in a sustainable way has been launched. The ten-year, Uganda Tourism Development Master Plan was unveiled during celebrations to mark World Tourism Day at Maluku Grounds in Mbale Town, Eastern Uganda.
19 Sep 2014
Uganda is preparing to implement REDD+, and is currently in the readiness phase, a crucial stage that involves developing the necessary policy and institutional framework for REDD+ to be implemented.
10 Sep 2014
United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative remarks at the Sustainable Energy Forum
“Energy Week”, is an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of energy in our daily lives and the progress of our communities and nations. It is also a moment for reflection and renewed action.
03 Sep 2014
KAMPALA - Uganda has begun planning for the sixth cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF 6) programmes.
27 Aug 2014
Remarks by UNDP Country Director at the Launch of the UN Global Compact Local Network's Business for Peace Initiative
I am honoured to be with this morning as you launch the Business for Peace Initiative in Uganda
21 Aug 2014
United Nations Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative remarks at launch of the Uganda Tourism Association Strategic Plan 2014-2019 Kampala
It’s great to be among so many proud supporters of Ugandan tourism.
21 Aug 2014
A UNDP-supported five-year strategy launched today by the Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) is expected to improve coordination among the numerous private sector operators that support the tourism economy, significantly expanding Uganda’s tourism advantage.
18 Aug 2014
Today marks the 500 Day countdown to the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals, and the start of a new global campaign to accelerate momentum and achieve the targets.
15 Aug 2014
JINJA/ENTEBBE – Uganda will by the end of this year have established the framework for a National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System after the process to build it was started in workshops organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project.
12 Aug 2014
UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative's remarks at the International Youth Day celebrations in Moroto district
It is a great honour to join you today to celebrate and recognize the important contribution that youth are making in this country, and the rest of the world.
12 Aug 2014
Investing in the right policies, initiatives and essential services will help unlock the potential of youth in Uganda and enable them contribute to the attainment of the national development goals.