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Published on: 09/09/2020

UWEWK20 poster

Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a weeklong event that is organized annually by Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through the Water Resources Institute (WRI). Since its inception in 2018, the event seeks to contribute towards the attainment of Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation in achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision.  It provides an interface between sector actors and other stakeholders for knowledge exchange, dialoguing, learning for improvement of Uganda’s water and environment resources. This year the focus of UWEWK 2020 is on the centrality of water and environment resources in Sustainable Industrialization for Inclusive-growth, Employment and Wealth Creation.

It has three sub themes upon which papers, dialogues and applied trainings are organised:

  1. Water and Environment Security for Inclusive-growth
  2. Water and Environment for Employment and Wealth Creation
  3. Climate change and achievement of NDP III goals 

Focus of UWEWK 2020 online: Sector stakeholders will discuss the centrality of water and environment resources for inclusive growth, employment and wealth environment, and how sustainable development and management of these resources can help the country address current challenges caused by COVID 19, rising water levels, flooding, and job loss.

IRC is co-sponsor of UWEWK 2020 and IRC Uganda Director Jane Nabunnya Mulumba has been invited as a panelist for the thematic dialogue on Water and Environment Security for Inclusive-growth, Monday September 14, 2020 from 10am to 12pm.

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