UWEWK 2024


Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a weeklong event that is organized annually by the 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 socioeconomic transformation and achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision 2040.  It
provides an interface between sector actors and other stakeholders for knowledge exchange, advocacy, influencing, dialoguing, and learning for the improvement of Uganda’s water and environmental


The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) in collaboration with key partners has so far held six annual UWEWKs (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023). These events have attracted high-level political participation including the Vice President, the Prime Minister, Ministers, members of parliament of the Republic of Uganda, Local Governments, Cultural and Religious Institutions, and
other stakeholders both nationally and internationally. In addition, it offers a platform for the sector professionals, private sector, CSOs and academic communities to present papers, exchange
knowledge, and build partnerships, collaborations and networks. MWE through the Water Resources Institute (WRI) will hold the seventh Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK2024) from
Monday 18th March to Friday 22nd March 2024. The event will also involve commemoration of annual three sector International Days: International Forest Day (March 21th March ), World Water Day (March 22nd) and World Meteorological Day (March 23rd).   

UWEWK2024 will give special focus to the outcomes and recommendations of UWEWK2023, and those related key water, environment and climate change related events held since UWEWK2023. It
will explore their implications to Uganda and discuss the status of their operationalization or domestication and what needs to be done to ensure that they are fully operationalized.  The key water,
environment and climate change related events that will be considered include among others the  2023 UN Water Conference and Uganda’s commitments to the Water Action Agenda, 2023 SDG Summit, 2023 World Biodiversity Summit, Nile Basin Development Forum, African Sanitation Conference (AfricaSan7,  Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28) held in Dubai

Overall theme for UWEWK2024 The overall theme of UWEWK 2024 is “Rethinking collective action and innovative solutions to water, environment, and climate change crisis in Uganda”  

UWEWK2024 Subthemes 
Four sub-themes are proposed to address water, environment and climate change issues and challenges and outcomes and recommendations of key global water and environment related events
a) Sub-theme 1: Sustainable access and utilization of water and environmental resources for economic development, 

b) Sub-theme 2: Nature-based solutions to solve water, environment and climate change crisis

c) Sub-theme 3: Resilient built environment and infrastructure in urban settings

Sub-theme 4: Protection of lives, livelihoods, and property to support community resilience and stability

How to participate

Over 2000 local and international delegates will be attending both online and physical, through;
1. Submit abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) prepared in line with the theme and sub-themes of the conference, emphasising innovations and case studies by 9th Feb 2024
2. Register to participate in the pre- event, event and post-event activities. You can show interest by registering as a participant, exhibitor, sponsor, convener and co-conveners by 23rd March 2024

Below are the UWEWK 2024 documents


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