• The First Journalist Training On Environment & Climate Change Reporting

    The First Journalist Training On Environment & Climate Change Reporting

    A group photo from The First Journalist Training On Environment & Climate Change Reporting held on 27th to 28th of July 2022

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  • The Fourth Judicial Training on Climate Justice

    Director Greenwatch, Samantha Atukunda sharing the importance of  Greenwatch's role in strengthening the Judiciary's adjudicative capacity in administering climate justice in Uganda

  • A group photo of Judicial Officers and the Director Greenwatch at Mestil hotel and residences, Kampala

    The Fourth Judicial Training on Climate Justice - 2022

    A group photo of Judicial Officers and the Director Greenwatch at Mestil hotel and residences, Kampala

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  • International Cleanup Day for the Nile

    International Cleanup Day for the Nile

    Greenwatch team together with volunteers from the environmental club of Jinja Secondary School cleaning up plastic waste from the shores of the River Nile to commemorate the International cleanup day for the Nile

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  • Our Recent Visit to Busia District

    Our Recent Visit to Busia District

    Greenwatch visits Mawero Mining Host Community Welfare Association located in Busia district

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  • Nile Coalition Initiative (NCI) with Greenwatch Uganda

    Nile Coalition Initiative (NCI) with Greenwatch Uganda

    On 18th September 2021, Greenwatch took part in the official launch of the NCI by planting suitable tree species along the shores of Lake Victoria which is known to be source of the River Nile. The NCI   is meant to achieve the United Nation’s SDG 6 clean water and sanitation...  Read More

Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development is the inspiration behind the establishment of our organization.

Our Project Areas

Climate Justice

When you think of climate change, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it snow melting on the peaks of Mountain Rwenzori? The recent invasion of locusts in the horn of Africa? Raising lake levels of Lake Victoria? True! all these are the effects of a global warming. The notion of climate justice is one that focuses on the needs and concerns of the most vulnerable countries, cities, communities and people. It goes beyond focusing on their needs but also providing the means to be able to adapt and mitigate the effects as well as benefit from the fight against climate change.

Access Rights and Public Participation

Access rights (that is, access to information and access to justice) and public participation are part of our key project areas. Access to information relates to the entitlement of citizens and in some cases noncitizens to obtain information from governments and other authorities and or agencies that hold information as custodians for the public. We believe that access to information and public participation in the governance of environmental resources promotes sustainable use of our resources and enables accountability. Greenwatch promotes access to information through...

Our Strategies

  Training

Since 1998, Greenwatch has conducted training for over 200 judicial officers, lawyers, prosecutors and enforcement officers among others. Greenwatch has developed its training programme to promote and strengthen the legal and institutional framework for the effective management and adjudication of the environment issues.


Through training, Greenwatch has built the capacity of individuals, judicial officers, law enforcement officers, government officials, journalists and local NGOs in the protection and conservation of the environment and has presented innovative ideas and solutions to current environmental issues.

  Advocacy

Greenwatch uses advocacy as a tool in implementing its activities. These include: Networking with Civil Society Organizations, Using democratic mechanisms, Public interest litigation

  Consultancy

Greenwatch offers pro-bono legal consultancy services to the public on policy matters, Environment Impact Assessments, Environment Audits, review of environment Impact studies among others.

 

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The Greenwatch resource center has over 1000 numerous collections of casebooks, Judicial decisions, newsletters, publications, policy briefs, periodicals, bulletins, reports, magazines, and research papers on Natural resources and Environmental law, public interest litigation, climate justice, access to information among others. Greenwatch resource center is open and accessible by the general public, civil society members, researchers, students. Search from the e-library and send your REQUESTS TO READ with the book reference number by mail to environment@greenwatch.or.ug