Departments

Office of the Executive Director
The Office of the Executive Director oversees the daily operations of NEMA, as well as taking responsibility for providing legal advice and taking care of public relations matters. The Office also ensures coordination with the Board, the Ministry of Water and Environment, Policy Committee on the Environment, Government Ministries and institutions, donors, private sector, NGOs and communities

The Office of the Executive Director oversees the daily operations of NEMA, as well as taking responsibility for providing legal advice and taking care of public relations matters. The Office also ensures coordination with the Board, the Ministry of Water and Environment, Policy Committee on the Environment, Government Ministries and institutions, donors, private sector, NGOs and communities.

Department of Finance and Administration
The Department offers provision of administrative support to NEMA programs including human resources management, logistics, equipment, procurement, operations and maintenance. It also performs the financial management and accounting functions.

Department of District Support Coordination and Public Education
The Department is responsible for initiating and coordinating activities that support district and communities to address environmental issues including community training, environmental action planning, support to District Environment Departments and micro projects.

The Department promotes the integration of environmental issues in the formal, informal and non-formal education, production and dissemination of environmental education and information materials and publications, promoting adequate environmental management skills and awareness to stakeholders and the general public. A Public lecture to sensitise the school community on Climate Change held at Kitante Hill Senior Secondary School, Kampala.

Department of Policy, Planning and Information
The Department ensures environmental planning and development with the objective of integrating environmental concerns into the policy and planning process at all levels through assisting lead agencies to address environmental concerns and integrate them in their policies, programmes and activities.

It also coordinates the management of environment information systems at NEMA, within the lead agencies, and local governments; undertakes research and data collection, NEMA website management and is charged with production of the National State of Environment Report once every two years.

Department of Environment Monitoring and Compliance
The Department implements environmental monitoring and compliance of the regulated community. It ensures effective implementation of procedures and guidelines and provides technical guidance in the area of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA); carries out environmental audits and inspections to ensure compliance with environmental standards and regulations.