UGANDA WATER AND ENVIROMENT WEEK (UWEWK) 2020 AT HOME
To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 Uganda Water and Environment Weeks, we invite you to join us for UWEWK 2020 online between 13th and 18th September 2020. It has been decided that we hold UWEWK 2020 online through TV and Zoom, this will bring together convenor-hosted, virtual adaptations of sessions on water and environment in line with the UWEWK 2020 theme and sub themes.
UWEWK 2020 will opened on Sunday 13 September and the whole week will be filled with unique sessions. During the water and environment experts, academia, private sector and donor agencies across the Country and internationally will share their best ideas, especially climate change.
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 from Sunday 13th to 17th September 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.