The ongoing national wetlands policy (1995) review coordinated by the Wetlands Management Department with support of Development Partners and Civil Society Organizations is a great opportunity for articulating emerging issues to come up with practical and effective strategies to save Uganda’s wetlands and healthy.
lives for the estimated 45 million Ugandans. For example alternative livelihood and income generation opportunities (such as bee keeping; Eco-tourism; livestock & poultry keeping; Fruit-tree production) in communities to reduce pressure on wetland resources. However, the policy review process should be fast tracked for implementation of interventions for wetlands, protection, conservation and sustainable use.
Besides, the process should consider compressive and effective stakeholder engagement (i.e. consultations and participation) at all levels including the wetlands adjacent communities that are organized as wetlands associations around wetlands of local, national and international importance in Uganda. This is because they interact with the wetlands resources regularly.
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