Uganda

Africa

Uganda is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has completed its sectors and technology prioritization process and is currently working on its second reports (Barrier Analysis and Enabling Frameworks).

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania. The largest lake on the continent, Lake Victoria, is located on the country’s southeastern border. Uganda’s population and economy remain largely reliant on agriculture and natural resources. Agriculture is mostly subsistence-based, and around 80% of Ugandans depend on it for their livelihoods. The sector also generates 90% of the country’s export earnings.

The UNEP + DTU Partnership was interviewed by a local radio station regarding the link between the TNA and Uganda’s opportunities to access climate finance. Here, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology explained that Uganda has a poor record in accessing climate finance and that the lack of a national TNA has been used as an excuse for this. As such, there is strong support for the TNA in Uganda, among others from Mr David Obong, the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Uganda.

Uganda’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key technologies prioritized for adaptation

  • Agriculture
    • Responsive agricultural extension
    • Community irrigation systems
    • Crop breeding for climate change adaptation
  • Water
    • Deep well extraction
    • Rainwater harvesting
    • Surface runoff harvesting
  • LULUCF & Forestry
    • Promotion of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) for forest landscape restoration
    • Integrated pest management in forest plantations through promoting mixed-species plantations
    • Promoting Forest based enterprises e.g. bee keeping/apiary; butterfly farming, fruit trees production; ecotourism

Key technologies prioritized for mitigation

  • Energy
    • Solar rooftop systems
    • Efficient institutional cook stoves
    • Bio-latrines for institutions (using biogas technology)

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Maxwell Otim

TNA coordinator