Uganda is already experiencing impacts of climate change manifesting through increased frequency and intensity of disasters including droughts, floods and landslides in recent years. The percentage of rainfall in form of heavy precipitation events is on the increase, and the hazards have reduced crop yields and caused loss in livestock, with negative implications for food security. Uganda has been ranked as high risk under the risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters with impacts on displaced people and vulnerable groups, increasing inequality and social economic vulnerability. The coping capacity is inadequate, vulnerability high and the country is least ready to cope with climate impacts. With projected increase in the frequency of extreme events, the exposure and vulnerability of the country is likely to increase, thus affecting the coping capacity further.
This Climate Risk Assessment outlines the Climate Context in country, vulnerability, policy framework as well as presents key recommendations to inform Country Mission Strategies and development programmes.