Public Participation in the management of the environment and natural resources

Greenwatch Uganda is an environmental rights advocacy Non-Government Organisation in Uganda with its secretariat in Kampala.

We promote public participation in the sustainable use, management and protection

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Has Uganda Wildlife Authority forgotten its mandate?

The New Vision newspaper run a chilling  story on January 21st 2015 that  the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have cleared a Wildlife trader, one Smith Ewa Maku, to export seven tonnes of pangolin scales estimated to be worth sh11 billion (Approximately USD 4.2million).

Land disputes escalate in Hoima district

Charles Byaruhanga is a 34 year old farmer from Nyairongo, Hoima district. When Byaruhanga married his second wife, he decided to buy land where she could cultivate separate from his first wife. He went to a friend who sold him land that belonged to his (the friend's) second wife. Months later, the initial land owner's first wife claimed ownership of the land and denied Byaruhanga access to the land yet by this time he had acquired a land title to the piece of land. 

Children taking the lead in climate change activities

When children stand out and take the lead in issues usually expected to be taken on by the mature, it is a wake-up call to us all to play our part.
Two years ago, four minors alongside their friend Kenneth Kakuru and Greenwatch Uganda   filed a case against the Government of Uganda for its failure to institute enough measures to control the devastating effects of climate change in Uganda. This was one of the first initiatives by minors in Uganda to see that their right to a clean and healthy environment stated in the Ugandan Constitution is met.