The activity's goals are: to mitigate climate change by making use of alternative power sources such as
solar and bio gas, and to introduce energy-efficient stoves and other energy-saving equipment in the host
communities order to reduce the cutting of trees for charcoal. The activity also aims to:
• Promote conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources in urban areas in
• Ensure water catchment conservation and flood control;
• Ensure sustainable use of wetlands for ecological and touristic purposes for the common
• Promote production of environment conservation enterprises such as bee keeping and tree nursery
• Enhance research and research related activities in the area of wetlands management.
As a result of the activity, the Ministry of Water and Environment has ended and withdrawn all licenses
issued out to companies dealing in timber as a result of the activity’s campaign to preserve nature.
Moreover the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and the Ministry of Water have started
demarcating all wetland in Uganda and discouraging settlement in such areas. Communities have been trained to
avoid uncontrolled cutting of trees, encroaching on wetlands and bush burning and to discourage others from
unsustainable fishing methods.
Alternative power sources such as solar and bio gas have been adopted into use.