National Environment Management Authority

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is a semi-autonomous institution, established in May, 1995, under the National Environment Act, Cap. 153, and became operational in December, 1995, as the principal agency in Uganda, charged with the responsibility of coordinating, monitoring, regulating and supervising environmental management in the country. 

NEMA spearheads the development of environmental policies, laws, regulations, standards and guidelines; and guides Government on sound environment management in Uganda. In doing this, NEMA contributes to social-economic development and wise use of natural resources, focusing on providing support to Government’s main goal of ensuring sustainable development contributing to...

NEMA Laboratory

The NEMA Laboratory was set up in 2005 under the Environmental Monitoring and Capacity Building Project (EMCBP) funded by the World Bank with the help of a short-term expert from JICA.

As the Analytical laboratory in an institution mandated to coordinate, monitor, supervise and regulate all activities on environmental management in Uganda, NEMA inspectors while in the field are able to...