Uganda is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has prioritised its key sectors, and work is now underway to determine which technologies to prioritize.
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: