District Environment Information Resource Centers Evaluation

In order to increase its visibility in the communities, The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) through the NEMA Library decided to establish District Environment Information 

Resource Centers (DEIRC) in more than 114 Local governments in Uganda. The main purpose of these DEIRCs was to provide environmental information for development planning, community 

mobilization, education, awareness and as act avenues for sharing environment information with other non-governmental organizations operating within these districts and cities. 


June 2022 News Letter

Welcome you to this special edition of our quarterly newsletter. Today we commemorate the World Environment Day (WED) 2022 in a relatively big way for the first time since the lifting of the Covid-19 lockdowns. We are grateful that we are still alive, and we also pray for the souls of all the departed.

January - March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the January - March 2022 NEMA newsletter

With every successive edition of the newsletter, we make great efforts to improve content, design and outlook and diversity.

We are grateful to all our partners and the public for supporting the newsletter and hope that you continue to find it as an informative source of news and facts about the sustainable use of our environment.

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The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has been in existence since 1995,and has continued to exist under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 Section 8, as the Principal Agency of Government that is mandated to regulate, monitor, supervise, and coordinate all activities relating to the environment (NEA Section 9 (1); and, ensures sustainable utilization of the country’s natural resources.NEMA is required to report annually on the status of implementation of the Key Result Areas (KRAs) that are stipulated in the NEMA s 5 (five) year Strategic

National Oil spill contingence Plan

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) comes at a crucial time in our national history when we join the league of Oil Producing Countries. Our resolve 

and determination to rise above the challenges that come with oil production in developing economies is not in doubt. Oil production in Uganda must, and will be 

safe for our environment. Now more than ever, Uganda Vision 2040, the East African Community Vision 2050 and the Africa Agenda 2063 as well as the Sustainable 


This Profile presents the current situation of chemicals management in Uganda following a previous assessment that was carried out in 2003. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the national chemical’s management infrastructure relating to institutional, legal, administrative and technical aspects alongside the understanding of the nature and the extent of chemical availability and use in Uganda.

The National Action Plan for Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining in Uganda, in accordance with the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector is responsible for most mercury emissions worldwide, releasing 838 tonnes annually of mercury into the environment9 (UN Environment, 2019).

Sub-Saharan Africa is the second highest emitter with 252 tonnes annually of mercury into the environment. Mercury is highly toxic (IBID). It affects flora and fauna as well as human health. For humans, it poses a threat to the development of the child in utero and early stages of life leading to birth defects and body deformities.