VEDCO in partnership with Network for Civil Society Organisations in Environment & Natural Resources Sector (ENR-CSO Network), Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) with funding from the Government of the Royal Kingdom of Belgium launched a project in Nakaseke district on Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change.
Speaking during the district orientation meeting on 16th/June/2016, VEDCO Coordinator Natural Resource Management Mrs. Rosemary Namutebi Mulumba noted with concern that Uganda is one of the most unprepared and vulnerable countries in the world to climate change and variability impacts. “There is weak adaptation capacity at all levels especially at the community and Local Governments, “she said adding that the six month pilot project will aim at building capacities of District Local Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and private sector towards strengthening stakeholder coordination, and mainstream Climate Change into the Sub county Development Plans in Nakaseke district.
During the meeting, Nakaseke District Speaker Mrs. Nakigudde Divine also noted that climate change policies indeed existed but the enforcement was poor. She welcomed the project’s activities in the district and pledged to offer support where necessary.
Nakaseke Farmer representatives, Media, Local Government officials and NGOs also attended the meeting.