Training on Mainstreaming Water Security and Climate Resilience into National and Sector Planning Processes, 28th September to 2nd October 2015, Kampala, Uganda

This training was held in Kampala, Uganda from 28th September to 2nd October 2015. It was financially supported by Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda, Cap-Net UNDP and Global Water Partnership (GWP). The training was facilitated by GWP East Africa and Nile IWRM Net.

The purpose of the training was to provide participants with background information on climate change and the need for adaptation as well as practical, step-by-step guidance on how governments, national and local actors can mainstream climate change adaptation into national and sector development planning as part of broader mainstreaming efforts. The target group was those involved in planning, budgeting and implementation of water and related activities at national, regional/basin, district and local levels namely planners, economists, natural resources officers, water officers, community development officers etc. 35 participants drawn from river basin organizations, local governments, private sector, and central government attended the training. The wide range of professionals enabled exchange of views across various areas area of the training.

Participants were able to understand the key concepts of climate change and the need for adaptation as well as linkages between water security and climate change, and national development priorities. The participants also gained knowledge on how to develop adaptation strategies and how to mainstream adaptation into sector strategy, based on country and local -specific evidence (i.e., impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessments, socio-economic analysis and demonstration projects). They also gained knowledge on how to mainstream climate change adaptation into budgeting and financing as well as in implementation and monitoring.

For further information on the training, please contact Dr Callist Tindimugaya, Regional Coordinator, Nile IWRM Net on: email: callist_tindimugaya@yahoo.co.uk