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LVEMP II Project

EA SusWatch is currently implementing the LVEMP II Civil Society Watch Project that seeks to lobby and advocate for realization of results-based performance from the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP II) and implementation of the East African Climate Change Policy (EACCP, April 2011). Read More about LVEMP II - Click!

A Project on Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa (PIPA) has been launched. The project focus is on pro-poor, low emission development will be implemented by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development,

On 1 January 2016, East Africa joined the rest of the world to officially flag off implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the transformative plan of action based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals—to address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. In 2016, East Africa has continued its path towards closer integration in a number of ways counting on its 150 million citizens of which 22% is urban population.

UCSD participated and made an input at the meeting convened for the private sector and civil society by the Ministry of East African Community Affairs, in the build up to the fifth Annual East African Community Secretary General’s Forum under the theme: ’15 years of EAC: Towards a Borderless Community’.

From the 17th to the 20th October 2016, global Mountain stakeholders met in Mbale – Uganda for the 3rd World Mountain Forum to share lessons and experiences on activities in the Sustainable ountain Development (SMD) and to discuss challenges and opportunities for SMD as per the recommendations from the WMF 2014 held in Cusco – Peru and in Arusha Tanzania in 2014.

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), on Thursday published the latest in its series of regional reports on the state of renewable energy.

From November 7th to 18th 2016, Marrakech city in Morocco will be a bee hive of activity marking the 22 Conference of Parties on Climate Change-COP22.

In this issue read about:

- How ICT and Water Engineering solutions aid NWSC Jinja and Iganga to respond faster to water leakages to save revenue

- The Kigali Declaration on Forest Landscape Restoration - rebuilding natural capital, ensuring benefits for both rural and urban communities

- SusWatch Kenya shares findings on risks and adaptive capacities of communities to future climate change impacts on ecosystems

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Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development is working with National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Jinja and Iganga through a grant from Tetratech / USAID East Africa to implement the Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project that contribute towards building NWSC service delivery improvement and development of an interactive and supportive customer outreach framework. In 2015, UCSD conducted a baseline through a Customer Satisfaction Survey in 4 branches of NWSC which are Jinja town branch, Njeru branch, Bugembe branch and Iganga branch.

In this issue read about:

-Why the East African Community Budget Priorities Need to Steadfastly Embrace Sustainability Aspects at Formulation and Implementation
-Global South Civil Society issue statement on why the 1.5°C goal must not be met with land grabs and techno-fixes  

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The East African Sustainability (SusWatch) Network is a network of NGOs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Network (SusWatch Kenya), and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD). EA SusWatch Regional Secretariat is hosted by UCSD in Kampala, Uganda.

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