Uganda

Uganda farmers

Uganda is a landlocked country in east Africa, roughly three times the size of Ireland. Most people live in rural areas and make their living from agriculture. Although Uganda has had consistently high economic growth rates and a strong record in the response to HIV and AIDS, it has struggled to ensure that all its citizens benefit equally.

We work with a range of partners including government, non-governmental organisations and multi-lateral organisations  supporting programmes and working to influence policies that ensure children can go to school and get a good education, that the most vulnerable communities are supported, that citizens have a greater say in how their country is run and that systems of accountability function effectively

Local updates

Does Social Protection Reduce the Impacts of Climate Shocks?

22 February 2018

Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) joined meetings in Kampala with Irish Aid, IIED and others to finalise the case study into the performance of social protection in reducing the affects on climate shocks.  The study concludes in late May 2018.  

Ireland delegation to the COP23 co-opts a Uganda Local farmer on the team

9 November 2017

Ireland delegation to the COP23 will be joined by Mrs. C. Okollet, a local farmer, who will share her views in the side event on Climate Resilient Agriculture, organised by Ireland and IIED. She met with the HoD and shared her hopes; scaling climate finance to local levels is high on her agenda

Embassy of Ireland in Uganda promotes Carbon Neutral Practices

21 July 2017

 The Embassy, working with Uganda Carbon Bureau (UCB) off set the office carbon emissions through Trees for Global Benefit & a carbon neutral certificate was issued. UCB has supplied energy efficient cook stoves to local staff to extend the practices beyond the office.

 

Key Uganda resources

Understanding local climate priorities: applying a gender and generation focus
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Understanding local climate priorities: applying a gender and generation focus

Principles of Locally Led Adaptation
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Principles of Locally Led Adaptation

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climate ket sheet biodiversity

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Climate Key Sheet Governance

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Climate Key Sheet Drylands

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Embassy Kampala Environment and Climate Change Workplace Policy