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Uganda

Official name: 

Republic of Uganda

UN group: 
Least developed countries
Landlocked developing countries
Country income: 
Low-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Uganda (2012)

Energy profile
  • Farming system evolution and adaptive capacity: Insights for adaptation support

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 27 February 2014
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    Approach: 

    Farming systems are an example of complex, social and ecological systems that are dynamic, and operate across multiple temporal and spatial scales – from individual to global levels. Unlike typical studies of climate impacts on agriculture and adaptation, which make current or future assessments – often ignoring historical contexts – this investigation considers how historical trends have influenced farming system adaptive capacity in two administrative districts of Uganda, Soroti and Jinja, from 1960 to 2012.

  • Ex-post evaluation of the additionality of a Clean Development Mechanism cogeneration project in Uganda: the significance of changes in project financing and background economic conditions

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 April 2014
    Objective: 

    This paper evaluates the additionality of a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) bagasse cogeneration project at Kakira Sugar Works (KSW) in Uganda using what the author refer to as an ex-post comparative baseline approach that accounts for how background economic conditions and project financing evolved over the project’s seven year crediting period from 2008-2014.

  • Assessing local preferences for payment formats in REDD+ interventions: A case study of the Ongo Community Forest

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2013
    Objective: 

    The government of Uganda has over time been actively engaged in ensuring the sustainable utilisation of its forestry resources. This has been undertaken by different players including the national forestry sector, forest-neighbouring communities and private individuals owning forested land. Different complementary policies and legal instruments have been implemented or drafted to facilitate strategies for achieving this.

  • The darker side of green: plantation forestry and carbon violence in Uganda.

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 November 2014
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    In recent years, there has been a significant trend toward land acquisition in developing countries, establishing forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution generated in the Global North. Badged as “green economic development,” global carbon markets are often championed not only as solutions to climate change, but as drivers of positive development outcomes for local communities.

  • The Ongo Community Forest REDD+ pilot Project, Uganda: A socioeconomic baseline survey

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 November 2012
    Objective: 

    This report aims to synthesise information on current socioeconomic conditions within the villages that are to be involved in the Ecotrust Pro-Poor REDD+ pilot project in the Masindi district of western Uganda. Results from this research provide a baseline of the socioeconomic conditions of households in these villages that can be compared with follow-up surveys to be conducted after the REDD pilot has been in operation for some time. This comparison will help determine the impacts of the REDD+ pilot on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

  • Resilience Context Analysis: Resilience to food insecurity and malnutrition in Karamoja, Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 1 April 2015
    Objective: 

    The aim of this analysis was to better understanding resilience to food insecurity and malnutrition in Karamoja, Uganda.

  • Monitoring and evaluating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 March 2015
    Objective: 

    This scoping study report is an analysis of the monitoring and evaluation frameworks and tools in Uganda with focus on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

  • UG: Energy for Rural Transformation APL-2 (GEF)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday 6 April 2009

    The objective of the Second Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT II) Project is to increase access to energy and Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in rural Uganda. There are three components to the project. The first component of the project is rural energy infrastructure. This component will finance extension of the existing electricity distribution network, installation of independent distribution systems, small scale renewable energy generation plants, household and institutional solar PV systems, and related technical assistance and training.

  • Uganda Sustainable Land Management Country Program

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 22 June 2010
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    The objective of the Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project for Uganda is to increase agricultural productivity and incomes of participating households by improving the performance of agricultural research and advisory service systems in the Republic of Uganda. The project includes five components. Component one: developing Agricultural Technologies and Strengthening the National Agricultural Research System. The objectives of component one is to develop agricultural technologies through research, and to strengthen agricultural research institutions.

  • A Heritage of Unsustainability? Reviewing the Origin of the Large-Scale Water and Sanitation System in Kampala, Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 3 January 2006
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    This paper describes the evolution of the piped water and sewer system in Kampala, Uganda, between 1920 and 1950, and considers the influences this had on the city"s later development. Large-scale systems for water and sanitation are associated with an inertia that makes them slow to adapt to a new economic, social or environmental context. It is important to know the history of such systems in order to understand issues of sustainability today. This article shows how the piped water and sewerage systems were introduced to serve mainly the more affluent groups in society.

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