UGANDA WATER AND ENVIROMENT WEEK (UWEWK) 2020 POSTPONED
In the light of the COVID-19 (corona virus) pandemia and worldwide travel restrictions, the conference has bnen postponed to a later date. Possible new dates for the conference are being identified. We will update information as soon as possible. We are sincerely sorry about the current situation and our thoughts are with many of our friends and colleagues heavily affected by the virus. NOTE that postponing the conference does not affect registration fees which are valid also for the new dates.
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.
Based on the success of the previous UWEWKs, the MWE through the Water Resources Institute (WRI) will hold the third UWEWK at the Water Resource Institute in Entebbe from Monday 23rd March to Friday 27th March 2020. The event will start with the annual commemoration of three important International Days: World Forest Day (March 21st), World Water Day (March 22nd) and World Meteorological Day (March 23rd) on 23rd March 2020.
The UWEWK 2020 is intrinsically linked to: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); achievement of economic goals such as reaching middle income status by 2020; and to Uganda’s National Development Plan III (NDP III), which focuses on sustainable industrialization for inclusive growth, employment and wealth creation. As Uganda seeks to industrialize and meet national development goals, development and management of water and environment resources will be critical to increasing household incomes and improving the quality of life of the population.
Overall theme UWEWK 2020
The overall theme of UWEWK 2020 is water and environment resources for inclusive-growth, employment and wealth creation.