An area of land that is permanently or seasonally saturated with water is known as a wetland. In Uganda these include marshes, swamps and bogs. Wetlands occur all over Uganda and cover an area of 11 per cent of the land area.
Directorate of Environment Affairs
Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) for 2013 – 2018.
This document is an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the “Building Resilient Communities and Ecosystems through Restoration of Wetlands and Associated Catchments in Uganda” proposal submitted to the Green Climate Fund for funding. The project will provide the restoration and rehabilitation of wetlands, improved agricultural practices and alternative livelihood options in the wetland catchment; and strengthening access to climate and early warning information to farmers and other target communities to support wetland management.