National State of Environment Report; 2018-2019

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), in accordance with the National Environment Act No. 5 of 2019, is obliged to produce the National State of the Environment Report (NSOER) every two years.

The NSOER aims to inform the public about the state of the environment in the country; the importance of the environment and natural resources in the development process and their value to society; its trends and projections; the key issues; challenges; and opportunities for improvement.


To ensure environmental, health and social considerations are taken into account, established environmental and social assessment tools at the project level need to be complemented by approaches fully adapted to policies, plans and programmes. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) meets this need. SEA provides a practical and direct means of progressing the Green Growth Development Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, the National Development Plan (NDP III) provides for the achievement of sustainability goals embedded in these macro-economic strategic documents.

NEMA Newsletter; January-March 2020

In December 2019, Hon. Beatrice Atim Anywar was appointed Minister of State for Environment. Over the years Hon. Anywar has made her mark as a staunch advocate for
environment. In February NEMA was honored to host the newly appointed Minister of State for Environment. Hon. Anywar was briefed about the operations of NEMA on roles,achievements and the challenges. The details of the ministerial visit are in our lead story for this issue of the NEMA Newsletter.

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.