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Strengthening resilience and promoting inclusive governance for women and youth in vulnerable communities is a joint partnership program supported by Care International in Uganda. The support goes to 4 partners who contribute to different objectives given their various levels of operation.

EA and ACODE contribute to objective Number 2 which aspires to ensure that Effective national and local CSO partners and networks undertake policy analysis and advocacy on scaling up of gender transformative resilience models, for transparent and inclusive natural resource governance.

Accordingly, in a bid to promote synergies amongst the Care partners, EA and ACODE agreed in principle to co finance a study to establish the capacity needs of District Local Governments, Sub county local governments as well as the CSOs at both local and National level In relation to climate resilience.

The draft report in this respect is due for validation by selected key stakeholders from the project operational area.

Consequently, EA has organized a validation workshop to ensure that the capacity needs assessment report is validated.

Purpose of activity

To Validate the preliminary findings from the capacity needs assessment and provide concise feedback to the results.

When is the activity scheduled?

The activity is scheduled for May 29th, 2019.

Venue: Imperial royal Hotel Kampala.

7 day climate change challenge is an activity funded by the Embassy of Sweden. The activity is in line with the theme for our Nordic National Day that shall be “Universally addressing climate change for a more sustainable future”.

The purpose of this activity is to raise awareness with the general public on actions that individuals can do on a daily basis to protect our environment and combat climate change. Three sub areas have been pre-selected which include:

  1. Eating sustainably
  2. Moving sustainably
  3. Living sustainably

These three areas more or less cover the actions that individuals can do to improve the environment that we live in. Some of the ideas that have been raised include:

  • Walking or riding a bike to work as opposed to driving
  • Carpooling
  • Eating organically grown food that is locally produced
  • Opting for vegetarian options (meat has been proven to have a higher carbon footprint)
  • Teleconference meetings rather than travel
  • Recycling waste or composting
  • Plating trees/plants
  • Etc

The public is encouraged to take on their chosen task for the 7 Days, and post your activities on their social media platforms and use the hashtag #7DayChallengeUganda. A team of camera people shall also follow on one or two of the days to document your activity for a video that shall be produced and shared afterwards. This will help us to share your activities and start a discussion around this important issue in Uganda.

Environmental Alert (EA) intends to dispose its used Motorcycles, Office furniture and IT equipment and hereby invites interested bidders. The used Items will be sold through sealed bids to be submitted to Environmental Alert Office at Kabalagala. The envelopes should be clearly marked “DISPOSAL OF USED OFFICE ITEMS, 2019”, and addressed to the Secretary Procurement committee along with an original receipt of a non-refundable fee of 50,000/= on Friday 17th May 2019 by 5.00pm. Late bids will not be allowed. All bidders should clearly indicate their daytime contact numbers and emails addresses on the bid Documents.

Bid documents are available at Environmental Alert, after payment of a non-refundable fee of UGX 50,000 (Fifty thousand Uganda Shillings) to

Name:                        Environmental Alert 

Bank:                         ORIENT BANK

Account number:     12180502010101

The items shall be sold on “as is, where is” basis and EA will have no further liability after the goods are sold.

Open viewing of the Items will be at the Environmental Alert Offices, Kabalagala from 15th May to 17th May 2019 between 10.00am and 5.00pm. No viewing will be done during Saturday and Sunday.

Bids shall be opened on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at Environmental Alert Boardroom, Kabalagala starting at 2:30 pm, in the presence of bidders or their representatives. Only Successful bidders will be contacted by Friday 24th May 2019.

EA reserves the right to reject any or all the bids without giving any reason(s)

For any further details, please contact:

Secretary Procurement Committee.

procurement@envalert,org

Tel.: +256 414 510547

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By EPHRAIM KASOZI

Kampala. Court has allowed the destruction of 22 square miles of part of Bugoma Central Forest Reserve in Hoima District to pave way for sugarcane growing, saying the land does not belong to the National Forestry Authority (NFA).

Masindi High Court judge Wilson Masalu Musene yesterday dismissed with costs the case that NFA filed against the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, Dr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, for alleged encroachment and degradation of the forest reserve.
The king was jointly sued with Hoima Sugar Limited and the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) for alleged fraudulent concealment when he applied for a freehold title for part of the forest land, which was granted by the ULC.

Court documents indicate that on August 1, 2016, King Iguru applied for a freehold certificate of title for the disputed land and he transferred it to Hoima Sugar Limited on August 5, 2016.
However, Justice Musene ruled that the king and his co-accused did not commit any fraud in acquiring the title and that the transfer of the same title was lawful.
The court relied on the evidence by the Commissioner Surveys and Mapping, Mr George Wilson Ogaro, who testified that there is no information in regard to the survey and gazettement of the forest reserve.

Justice Musene took over the case on March 18 hardly three months after Masindi resident judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki pulled out of it in December last year when it had been set for judgment.
Since 2016, NFA had sought court declarations that the king’s stay and utilisation of part of the natural forest reserve was illegal and amounted to trespass.
In September 2016, the government cancelled Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom’s land title in Bugoma Forest.
NFA lawyers led by Mr Joseph Kwesiga yesterday filed a notice of appeal against the judgement on Bugoma forest.
Mr Kwesiga also wrote a letter to the court, asking for a certified record of proceedings to enable NFA prosecute its appeal.

ekasozi@ug.nationmedia.com

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