No EITI Status

The PWYP coalition in Uganda was launched in 2008 and works on a range of issues – from campaigning for the country to join EITI to conducting advocacy for the publication of extractive contracts. The coalition works at the community level, particularly in Karamoja, where it has promoted dialogue between communities, government and mining companies so as to reduce conflict over minerals. PWYP Uganda has also led work on the impact of the extractive sector on gender, particularly with regards to displacement and compensation. The coalition also tracks whether the royalties owed to communities by the government are being properly disbursed. PWYP Uganda has chapters in both in Bunyoro and Karamoja.

Key Facts

  • Key resources: copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, phosphate and oil.
  • Oil is expected to generate $2bn annually when production begins, the equivalent to 70% GDP.
  • The bulk of commercial oil production is expected to start in 2017.
  • Companies operating here include CNOOC, TOTAL and Tullow Oil.
  • CIA World Factbook, Guardian, Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum

Key Contacts

  • Name: Winfred Ngabiirwe
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +256 392 969 558