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FANRPAN Convenes a National Policy Dialogues to Influence Sustainable Domestic Climate Financing Processes in Uganda
7 August 2015 - 7 August 2015

Participants attending the Uganda national policy dialogue pause for a picture

With support from the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite project, and in partnership with the National Node Hosting Institution, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University the, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), convened a one day national policy dialogues to influence sustainable domestic financing processes in Uganda. The national policy dialogue was held on the 7th of August 2015 at Makerere University. The policy dialogue sought to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of the climate change challenges for agriculture in Uganda;
  2. Discuss mechanisms for mainstreaming climate change knowledge into Uganda agricultural research; and
  3. Discuss mechanisms for sustainable domestic financing of CSA in Uganda.
It was attended by 50 participants from government, research organisations, private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civils society organisations (CSOs). Prof Archileo Kaaya (FANRPAN Node coordinator in Uganda) gave the opening remarks, whilst Mr Talentus Mthunzi (FANRPAN secretariat) presented about FANRPAN and the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite project.

Mr Daniel Lukwago presenting of findings from a study on domestic climate financing in Uganda

Mr Daniel Lukwago, from ACODE gave a presentation on the status of domestic climate financing in Uganda, with a bias towards the public sector. His presentation was complimented by insightful contributions from the participants. The participants were then divided into three groups to discuss in-depth, how the above mentioned national policy dialogue objectives could be achieved in the context of Uganda. Some of the recommendations from the discussions are as below:

  • Identify potential sources of domestic climate change financing and come up with context specific and sustainable strategies for tapping the funds from the sources of revenue
  • Create a vote specific for CSA from finance department
  • There is need for a national fund for Climate change
  • There is need to allocate environmental tax to Climate Change (CSA)
  • Deduction of PAYEE into CSA fund
  • Mainstream agricultural funding with the focus of improving food security
  • Mainstreaming national regulations and climate change financing strategies so that they fit in the local government work plans (national level and district level)
  • Implement regulations with fines against environmental vandalism.

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