CCCD: Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Effective Implementation of Rio Conventions in Uganda

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 10, 2017 to November 10, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  3. 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Project ID: 5643

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Climate and Forests Programme

Technical area(s)




Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Enabling
  • Governance


  • Mainstream

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale




Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Other Global Conventions

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

The project goal is to strengthen institutional capacity for Rio Conventions implementation and environmental data and information management in Uganda to improve the reporting process to the Rio Conventions and ensure sustainable development through better design and enforcement of environmental policy. The project's strategy emphasizes a long-term approach to institutionalizing capacities to meet Rio Conventions obligations through a set of activities that lay the foundation for effective decision-making and policy-making regarding global environmental benefits. Specifically, the project will be implemented through two components, namely, establishing a national institutional framework for environmental management, and development of coordinated information and data management system. Active participation of stakeholder representatives in the project life cycle facilitates the strategic implementation of project activities, mainly at the district level, in line with project objectives. Moreover, the inclusion of multi-stakeholders contributes to the adaptive collaborative management of project implementation and promotes long-term sustainability of project outcomes.

USD $950,000

Grant amount

USD $1,050,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($950,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

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