Context

The workshop was designed to build on the solid foundation of current work by the Government of Uganda, the Uganda Biodiversity Fund, the private sector and civil society organizations to develop a consensus multi-sectoral “road-map” for ensuring that the much-needed economic development does not result in unexpected and undesired social and ecological impacts that would imperil the future well-being of Ugandan families.

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Participants

Representatives of various government ministries, agencies and departments attended the workshop including:

Petroleum Authority, Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development, Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, Forest Sector Support Department, Directorate of Water Resources Management/Albert Water Management Zone, UWA, NFA, National Planning Authority

Members of academia: Makerere University, Uganda Wildlife Research and Training Institute

NGO/CSOs: Tree Talk Plus (TTP), ICRAF, FFI, PATH, the Bridge Collaborative, TNC, Heifer International, JGI, WWF, ECOTRUST, Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Society and the Uganda Biodiversity Trust

Parliament of Uganda: MPs, Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change, District local governments:  Nwoya, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Hoima, and Masindi

Development partners: USAID, ABCG, European Union, UNDP and UNHCR

Private sector: East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project, TOTAL Exploration and Production Uganda, Chinese National Offshore Oil Company, East African Development Bank

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Six groups were formed to develop Desired Outcomes for each sector along with a list of Issues and Action Items that the sector needs to focus on. These Action Items and Issues were linked to the Policy Gap Analysis and a set of recommendations were developed.  Each group then developed a list of what is and is not being done in their sector to mitigate social and environmental impacts from development in order to fill the necessary gaps. The following sections of this website reflect the findings of each of the six groups: 1.) Conservation, 2.) Land Tenure Ownership and Resettlement, 3.) Law Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring, 4.) Policy Implementation, 5.) Planning and 6.) Research.