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Uganda water and environment week (UWEWK) 2021

posted 28 Mar 2021, 23:16 by RCN Uganda
Since its inception in 2018, the Uganda Water and Environment Week seeks to contribute towards the attainment of Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation and achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision 2040.

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).

The 2021 theme was: "Water and Environment security for socio-economic transformation of Uganda" and looked into the role water and environment resources can play in:
  • Increasing investment in value addition to environment and natural resources products and services,
  • Promoting natural resource accounting, to improve the national income measurement,
  • Promoting research, innovation and adoption of green appropriate technology to foster sustainable use and management of water and environment resources and
  • Reducing human and economic loss from natural hazards and disasters.
The 4th edition of UWEWK took place from March 21st – 26th, 2021 virtually and at the Ministry of Water and Environment offices in Luzira. The highlights of what transpired can be accessed at: