UWEWK 2022 was the 5th UWEWK organized by MWE through the Water Resources Institute (WRI), it started from 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) explored:

  • 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 intersectional collaboration in governance, management and development of water and environment resources.

The past four (4) annual UWEWK events were organised by Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) in collaboration with key partners, as follows: March 2018; March 2019, September 2020, and March 2021. These events have attracted high-level political participation including the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally.  In addition, the sector professionals, private sector and academic communities presented papers, exchanged knowledge and built relationships.

UWEWK 2022 thematic framework

The overall theme of UWEWK 2022 was “Water and environment for peace and socio-economic transformation of Uganda”

Under the major theme, the following sub-themes are proposed to elaborate on water and environment for peace and transformation Uganda’s socio-economy to middle income status:

Sub-theme1: Promoting peace and stability through water and environment resources

Sub-theme2: Building resilience to various risks and shocks

Sub-theme3: Financing Water, Environment and Climate Change

Sub-theme4: Partnerships and inter-sectoral collaboration in water and environment management and development

UWEWK 2022 Publications

Concept Note UWEWK 2022- 

UWEWK 2022 Program

Concept note – 2nd Regional Youth Debate -UWEWK 2022 

UWEWK2022_ Report final

UWEWK 2022 summary

1st Issue The WaterFront

2nd Issue The WaterFront