Don’t Miss: Walking for Water, Environment for Climate Resilient Development UWEWK Hackathon for universities Clean up and sensitization exercise in Entebbe(Water Resources Institute) and Kampala(Headquarters Luzira) National Conference: Monday 13th – Friday 17th March 2023 Applied Training Sessions: Monday 13th – Friday 17th March 2023
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 and achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision 2040. 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 event has evolved and grown to become the flagship program for advocacy, information sharing and learning within the water and environment spectrum. The format of the event provides an opportunity to engage and exchange information on water and environment management and development in general and across various sectors of the economy. The event is positioned to deliver value internally and externally by promoting a multi-sectoral and integrated approach’ that links all sectors to water and environment.
This year UWEWK2023 will explore:
• The linkage between climate resilience and economic growth in emerging challenges in management and development of water and environment resources, and the need for a systematic review of links, policy options and knowledge gaps.
• The balance between pre-disaster and post-disaster investment needs to be examined more explicitly
• Innovative financing to improving access to capital for medium and long-term investments in Water and Environment developments with the implementation of measures to support climate resilience infrastructure.
• A better understanding of which tools work well for vulnerable populations and recognizing that different tools might be needed to respond to different needs