Uganda's National Climate Change Learning Strategy: A Coordinated Effort to Build Capacity and Knowledge on Climate Change
Many countries including Uganda lack the technical and human resource capacities to effectively integrate limate change considerations into strategy development and planning at the national level. Uganda, hrough its Ministry of Water and Environment with support from the Swiss Agency for Development nd Cooperation (SDC) and UN CC:Learn, developed the ‘National Strategy and Action Plan to Strengthen uman Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development 2013-2022’ as a coordinated effort to bridge capacity gaps and proactively act on climate change. By formalising he commitment to addressing climate change and outlining key pathways to improve key stakeholder apacities, the strategy has been successful in catalysing the integration of climate change considerations cross a wide spectrum of ministries and sectors including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry f Education and Sports, the Ministry of Works and Transport, and the Ministry of Tourism.
The strategy constitutes a good practice as it has been developed in a cross-sectoral and collaborative anner. Furthermore, it has enjoyed sustained political support and entailed the development of targeted rainings materials and capacity-building measures for key sectoral stakeholders.