Summary of the Rio Conventions Project

PROJECT TITLE: Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Effective Implementation of Rio Conventions in Uganda

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) on behalf of the Government of Ugandan is implementing a 4-year GEF/UNDP supported project in Uganda.

This project is jointly implemented with a number of stakeholders including the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) in collaboration with other partners from government and non-government organizations.

Other partners include civil society Organisations particularly Environmental Alert, Advocate Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and Nature Uganda. The project is piloted in the District Local governments of Kayunga, Buikwe, Jinja, Mukono and Wakiso.

The project goal is to strengthen institutional capacity for Rio Conventions implementation and environmental data and information management in Uganda to improve the reporting process to the Rio Conventions and ensure sustainable development through better design and enforcement of environmental policy.

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