UWEWK 2020

UWEWK 2020 Online

Uganda Water and Environment Week Online  

Overview

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.

It has three sub themes upon which papers, dialogues and applied trainings are organised:

  1. Water and Environment Security for Inclusive-growth
  2. Water and Environment for Employment and Wealth Creation
  3. Climate change and achievement of NDP III goals 

Focus of UWEWK 2020 online: Sector stakeholders will discuss the centrality of water and environment resources for inclusive growth, employment and wealth environment, and how sustainable development and management of these resources can help the country address current challenges caused by COVID 19, rising water levels, flooding, and job loss

Water and Environment week 2020

Theme:      Water and Environment resources for inclusive-growth, employment and wealth creation​

Key Event Activities 

  1. Sunday 13th September 2020 (2 to 5pm): Opening ceremony and dialogue on Water and Environment Resources for inclusive-growth, employment and wealth creation  (UBC and NBS TVs)
  2. Monday 14th September 2020 (10 to 12pm): Dialogue on Water and Environment Security for inclusive-growth (zoom)
  3. Tuesday 15th September 2020 (10 to 12pm): Dialogue on Water and Environment for Employment and WealthCreation (zoom)
  4. Wednesday 16th September 2020 (10 to 12pm): Dialogue on Climate change and NDP III (zoom)
  5. Thursday 17th September 2020 (10 to 12pm): Dialogue and launch of Kampala Water Security Action and Investment plan (zoom)
  6. Friday 18th September 2020 (2 to 4pm): UWEWK wrap and Closing ceremony (UBC and NBS TVs)
  7. Monday 14th September  to Friday 17th September 2020 (2 to 4pm): Parallel sessions on Water and Environment Security for inclusive-growth, Water and Environment for Employment and Wealth Creation, and Climate change and NDP III (zoom)
  8. Wednesday 16th September 2020 (2 to 4pm): Career Talk for young professionals (zoom)
  9. Monday 14th September  to Thursday 17th September 2020 (2 to 4pm) and Friday 18th September 2020 (10 to 12pm): 2 hour short training courses on SDG 6, Waste to wealth, Natural resources based enterprises,  Solar pumping and micro irrigation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation (zoom) 

Venue:       Ministry of Water and Environment, Luzira 

Contact us

Email: uwewk@mwe.go.ugwri.uga@gmail.com

Mobile: + 256 772 521413, +256 772 468772, +256 772 560318

Website: http://uwewk.mwe.go.ug

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