Uganda

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Uganda’s predominant natural resources are copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, phosphate and oil. In 2009 energy companies discovered vast reserves of oil in the Albertine basin, which experts have estimated as holding at least 2 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Small scale production started in early 2012.

Sources: US State Gov

Contact

Ngabiirwe Winfred
Global Rights Alert (GRA)
Tel. +256 392 969 558 / +256 771 621 017
winnie.ngabiirwe@gmail.com

Recent activities

25 April 2013 - PWYP Uganda held its General Annual Meeting, during which they elected a new executive, adopted a Memorandum of Understanding to guide its members, adopted a host institution agreement and a new membership criteria. Members also evaluated the performance of the coalition towards the fulfillment of 5 year strategic plan.

14-15 March 2013 - PWYP Uganda held an EITI Conference which was attended by 130 participants, including representatives of Government Ministries and agencies, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Development Partners, Civil Society Organisations, the Media, Delegates from Nigeria and Tanzania, the EITI Secretariat in Oslo and the private sector.

The main objective of the conference was to bring together selected stakeholders to discuss and propose a way forward on the adoption and implementation of EITI in Uganda. There was a particular focus on the oil sector, especially looking at on-going legislation (the Public Finance Bill of 2012) its future implementation and benefits to citizens and national development.

At the end of the conference, participants adopted a statement on EITI where they called on the government to expedite the process. The statement also expressed the commitments of civil society to help shape the EITI process in Uganda.

17 September 2012 To celebrate PWYP's ten year anniversary, PWYP Uganda produced this poster highlighting their recent achievements. It featured in the PWYP Bazaar.

Download the conference report.

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Coalition members

Abantu for Development
Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment
African Institute For Energy Governance
African rivers network
Agency For Environment And Wetlands
Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda
BUCODO
Church of God of East Africa Kasubi
Earth Savers Movement Uganda chapter
Ecological Christian Organization
Faculty of law Makerere University
Foundation for Human Rights
Global Rights Alert
Green Watch
HACODA
INDEF
International alert
Kampala International University
KHEDA
Lake Albert Children Women Advocacy and Development Organisation
Makere University Business School
MUK
Muslim Community Development Network
National Association For Professional Environmentalists
Pro Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda
Scarface ltd
Transparency Internationational-Uganda
Uganda Youth Voluntary Efforts in Advancement and Environmental protection
Wild life conservation society
Youth Representative

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