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ENR-CSO position paper on Performance in the ENR Subsector for the financial year 2017/18 has been published in the New vision papers of 19/09/2018.

The position paper has revealed challenges in different thematic areas, say for wetlands, “Political, as well as interference by security agencies in the wetlands management, have continued to impede some of the law enforcement efforts”, for details: News brief Leaflet

The energy week is an annual campaign organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The campaign focuses on sustainable use of energy as well as access to clean energy technologies and further provides a platform for all sector players, service providers, utility operators and commercial enterprises to unite, educate, network, dialogue, exchange ideas, market, sell, distribute and sensitize the public about the products and services within the energy sector.

This year’s energy week will run from 24th -29th September 2018 at KCCA grounds Lugogo.  The theme is ‘Transforming energy sector through increased innovation, investment and integration for future sustainability of Uganda’s energy sector.’  You are all invited to participate in this event!

The energy week focuses on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, Sustainable and clean energy for all, thus implementing the sustainable Development Goal no.7

The objective of the energy week 2018 is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discussions on pertinent energy related issues and engage stakeholders in the energy sector on matters of energy access and sustainable development. For details

Environmental Alert has recently concluded the data collection exercise (21st—27th August, 2018) in the study on markets, livelihoods, gender in 3 districts of Bushenyi, Mitooma and Shema in the South Western Uganda which included in context identifying gaps, employment needs and income streams that are resilient to climate change and map on-going initiatives under the UNDP project “Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda”.  This study is a contribution to the project output 2.2 ‘Economically viable and sustainable agri-based livelihood and income generating interventions introduced, promoted and supported in the wetland and immediate catchment.’

 

The information gathered from the field was synthesised, analysed and a zero draft interim report was compiled – As it has been a practice for Environmental Alert (EA), the report generated is first presented to key stakeholders for validation and reactions collected from such a meeting are integrated in a clean report which is then later can be used as a basis for approval by the donor.

 

It’s based on this background that Environmental Alert is organizing a regional key stakeholders’ meeting from the 3(three) project district to validate findings from the study conducted and give further inputs that will be integrated in a cleaner version of the interim report. The purpose of the meeting is mainly to validate the preliminary study report on markets, livelihood and gender analysis carried out in 3 districts. The project is being implemented by UNDP in partnership with Ministry of Water and Environment and with funding from the Global Climate Fund (GCF). This meeting will take place at Sun Beach Resort Hotel on 14th September 2018, 9am-5pm, in Sheema district. However, participation will be by invite.

The Annual Joint Sector Review for the Water and Environment sector for FY2017/18 will be conducted by stakeholders in September 2018 and as always, the Ministry is expected to prepare and publish an annual Sector Performance Report (SPR) for the Financial Year (FY) 2017/2018. As it has always been in the previous years, members of the ENR-CSO Network will actively participate in this year’s JSR process through documentation of their contributions to the ENR sub-sector and in addition conducting an assessment of the government’s performance against the set undertakings and commitments for the previous financial year 2017/2018.

Besides, increasing civil society visibility, participation in this process will offer an opportunity for Civil Society Organizations in the ENR sub-sector to exhibit their contributions to the sector during the 2017/2018 financial year and to engage in influencing priority setting for the sector in this new financial year 2018/2019. This is done through a CSOs position paper that highlights issues in the sector as well as providing targeted recommendations.

It’s in that context therefore that, Environmental Alert the Secretariat for the ENR-CSO network is organising a half day meetings for members of Thematic Working Groups to meet, process issues and content pertaining their themes for inclusion into the ENR-CSOs position paper.  The meetings are scheduled for 11th – 12th September 2018.

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  1. UNDP Wetland Restoration project: Conduct no-regret livelihood alternative survey in the three districts of Bushenyi, Mitooma and Sheema to inform appropriate pilot interventions support, will be conducted on 10th-14th /09/ 2018.
  2. UNDP Wetland Restoration project: Hold a validation workshop in Sheema district on 14th/09/2018.
  3. Thematic Working Group Meetings on 11th-13th/09/2018.