Uganda National Adaptation Programmes of Action

The preparation of the Uganda NAPA was guided by the principle of participatory approach, drawing heavily on the views of the vulnerable communities and their knowledge on coping mechanisms. This approach raised the level of awareness and expectations of the rural poor vulnerable communities. Therefore effective implementation of NAPA will go a long way towards meeting the expectations of the rural poor and vulnerable communities. Meeting this expectation is a challenge not only to the LDCs, but the global community.

The Government of Uganda has endorsed the Ugandan NAPA and is committed to its implementation. The well being of its people is a primary responsibility as evidenced by the
Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) and other supporting programmes, such as the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture, Universal Primary Education and Primary Health Care. However, adverse effects of climate change unless taken seriously will negate progress on poverty reduction programmes.There have been increased efforts to support poverty eradication programmes and also compliance with the Millennium Development Goals. Climate change is a serious risk to poverty reduction and threatens to frustrate poverty eradication and the Millennium Development Goal programmes and undo decades of development efforts through destruction of infrastructure, property and lives. Reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure will take time and considerable efforts and divert development resources to recovery programmes.