National and District Capacity Assessment for Monitoring, Reporting and Awareness Raising for the Rio Conventions in Uganda

In a bid to improve coordinated monitoring and reporting to the Rio Conventions and ensuring proper linkage to policy development, NEMA engaged consultants to assess the national and local level capacities of focal points and other stakeholders to monitor and report on Rio Conventions as a means of meeting their international commitments and obligations. The above changes shall lead to enhanced cooperation in Rio Conventions implementation and enhanced capacities for monitoring and reporting.

This Capacity Assessment provides information and strategies on how central and local
government’s capacity for Rio Conventions monitoring and reporting will be developed and how awareness of global environmental values, issues and commitments for technical and decision makers’ may be raised. The outcome of this assessment therefore, contributes to strengthening of capacity among technical staff at national and district levels to fulfill the reporting and coordination requirements of the Rio Conventions in Uganda.

The assessment established that the capacity for monitoring and reporting by Ministries, Department, Agencies (MDA) and districts is still weak and needs strengthening in the areas of institutional capacity to include partnership and governance, human capacity, costing for monitoring and reporting, and routine monitoring.

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