UWEWK 2022

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UWEWK 2022: Commemoration of all the International sector days (World Forest Day, World Water Day and World Meteorological Day ) Keynote addresses on each sub-theme followed by dialogue by seasoned experts Submission of an abstract for a paper or poster presentation in relation to the overall theme and the sub-themes Graduation of mentees from the WRI mentorship program Launch of LIFE-AR/DCF project and UNESCO Hydrological program launch

UGANDA WATER AND ENVIROMENT WEEK (UWEWK) 2022

Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a week-long annual event that is organized by Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through Water Resources Institute (WRI). The Institute aspires to be a Centre of Excellence that provides cutting edge applied research and training; delivers continuous professional skills development across all levels in water and environment resources management and development, and serves as a neutral place for dialogue and outreach. Since inception in 2018, the UWEWK events seek to contribute towards attainment of sustainable socio-economic transformation and achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision 2040. UWEWK has become a WRI flagship program and provides interface between sector stakeholders for knowledge exchange, dialogue, and learning for improvement of Uganda’s water and environment resources. 

UWEWK 2022 is the 5th UWEWK organised by MWE through the Water Resources Institute (WRI), starting Sunday 20th March to Friday 25th March 2022. The week-long event will involve annual commemoration of three important International Days: World Forest Day (March 21st), World Water Day (March 22nd) and World Meteorological Day (March 23rd) on 22rd March 2022. The UWEWK 2022 is intrinsically linked to: NPDIII and SDGs which focus on enhancing value addition in key growth opportunities; ensuring availability of adequate and reliable quality fresh water resources for all uses, reducing human and economic loss from natural hazards and disasters, increasing incomes and employment through sustainable use and value addition to water, environment and other natural resources.

The 5th Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK 2022) will explore:  

              • Promoting peace and stability through Water and Environment resources management and development 

              • Building resilience to risks and shocks caused by COVID-19, climate change and environmental degradation 

              • Financing Water, Environment and Climate Change.

              • Partnership and inter-sectoral collaboration in governance, management and development of water and environment resources. 

 

National Dialogue on Financing Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Environment and Climate Change in Uganda December 2021

The Ministry of Water and Environment through the Water Resources Institute in partnership with Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), Water for People and WaterAid Uganda organised a National Dialogue under the theme “Re-thinking the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Environment and Climate Change Financing Priorities amidst the different shocks” on Friday 17th December 2021.

This Dialogue focused on financing for the whole sector, specifically looking at broader aspects of financing for the water and environment sector. The dialogue was organised as part of the recommendations of UWEWK 2021.

 

 

 

UWEWK 2021 Recommendations 

The Uganda Water and Environment Week 2021 was very successful. There was a total of 2827 participants (2277 online and 550 physically) who attended the week’s event. In addition, there were 65 paper presentations categorized as policy, practice and science on the different sub-themes; this was from a total of 83 abstracts that were received. There were also four successful applied trainings focusing on the four sub-themes. Additionally, nine side-events of the 3rd Career Talk for Young Water and Environment Professionals, Youth Debate and six virtual field visits. Six thematic areas were pronounced as part of the remendations; Technology and Scientific Innovations, Capacity Development and Empowerment and Cross-cutting areas.

 

 

Call for Abstract

The National Orgaising commitee of the Uganda Water and Environmen Week 2022 (UWEWK 2022) is inviting researchers and academia from all over the world who wish to present their work during the event to submit their abstars and full papers (Full papers are upon acceptance os the abstract). This is a call for conference abstracts that address the theme: “Water and environment for peace and socio-economic transformation of Uganda”. Abstracts may be drawn from research papers, case studies, topical reports, photos, videos and posters     

 Walk for Water Environment and Climate Change

The ministry of Water and Environment together with Walkers Association Ugnada are organising a walk for water environment and climate as a pre event activity for the Uganda Water and Environment Week 2022.

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) is partnering with the Walkers Association of Uganda (WAU) to walk for Water, Environment and Climate change as a pre-event activity for the Uganda Water and Environment Week 2022.  The walk will start from Ministry of Water and Environment in Luzira, Kampala on 3rd to 18th March 2022 up to Mayors garden Lira city.

It will cover a distance of approximately 450 Km through Kampala, Mabira forest, River Nile, Iganga, Namutumba, River Mpologoma, Tirinyi, Budaka district, Mbale, Bukedea district, Kumi district, Soroti district, Kamberamaido district, Olweny Wetland Dokolo district, Agwatta Central forest reserve to Lira City

WRI Mentorship Graduation

The WRI launched its mentorship program in March 2021 during fourth Uganda Water Environment Week 2021.  With support from Water Aid Uganda is piloting its mentorship program and it is focusing on young and mid-career women within the mainstream Water and Environment sector and its agencies, this is aimed at improving their capacity in management and development of water and environment resources

The first cycle of the WRI mentorship program will end in March at during the Uganda Water and Environment Week the institute will hold its first graduation for mentees.

Call for Abstract

The National Orgaising commitee of the Uganda Water and Environmen Week 2022 (UWEWK 2022) is inviting researchers and academia from all over the world who wish to present their work during the event to submit their abstars and full papers (Full papers are upon acceptance os the abstract). This is a call for conference abstracts that address the theme: “Water and environment for peace and socio-economic transformation of Uganda”. Abstracts may be drawn from research papers, case studies, topical reports, photos, videos and posters     

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