Afrique: Accès à l'eau potable - Possibilité pour 85 millions de personnesfr.allafrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
Water Aid (http://www.wateraid.org), une ONG internationale, a accueilli avec joie les nouvelles déclarations d'intention d'amélioration en matière d'approvisionnement en eau et d'assainissement des ministres d'Afrique, présentées lors de la séance de la réunion de haut niveau à Washington (Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level meeting in Washington D.C), le 20 Avril.
Energy Solutions: Briquettes in UgandaEnvironment South Africa | 31 Jan 2012
In this report from Earth Focus, briquettes made from saw dust and agricultural waste help save forests and improve people's health. read full article
UGANDA: Rural Women's Banks Ease Tough Timesips.org | 30 Jan 2012
By Wambi MichaelDorothy Kabajungu, 50, has started a firewood business after obtaining a loan from a womens bank. / Wambi Michael/IPS WAKISO, Uganda, Jan 30 (IPS) – For most Ugandan women, obtaining a commercial loan to start a business has been very difficult. Many do not have the...
AfDB promotes improved access to water, sanitation and health services in rural and urban UgandaAfrican Development Bank | 18 Jan 2012
The African Development Bank and the Government of Uganda signed two separate agreements on 12 January to finance projects to improve health services delivery and access to water and sanitation in both urban and rural areas of Uganda, with a total investment of USD 155.8 million. This double deal is expected to boost the countrys efforts to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals for health, water and sanitation.
AfDB promotes greater access to water and sanitation for rural communities in UgandaAfrican Development Bank | 12 Jan 2012
Up to 2.4 million people in rural areas and small towns across Uganda should have improved access to water supply and sanitation by 2016. This follows the African Development Bank (AfDB) signing on 11 January of USD 67 million package to finance the implementation of Ugandas Water and Sanitation Programme. The project aligns with Ugandas national goal to increase access to water supply and sanitation services, to achieve 100 percent coverage by 2035.(...)
UGANDA: Deforestation Robbing Communities of their Incomeips.org | 06 Dec 2011
By Andrew GreenWorkers on Bugala Island work to clear the rainforest to make way for an expanding palm tree plantation. / Will Boase/IPS SSESE ISLANDS, Uganda, Dec 7 (IPS) – From a distance, Bugala Island in Lake Victoria is a patchwork of green and brown. The pattern is a result of dense...
CLIMATE CHANGE: Durban or bust - the Trans-African Caravan of HopeIRIN News | 02 Dec 2011
KAMPALA 02 December 2011 (IRIN) - Brandishing a plea for developed countries to make good their promises to reduce carbon emissions, 300 farmers, youths and activists took the scenic route to the COP17 conference in Durban, travelling more than 7,000km from Burundi in 17 days, through 10 eastern and southern African countries, aboard a convoy of buses draped in various national flags.
World: Environmental Migration: Policy Gaps and Response Strategiesfeedproxy.google.com | 01 Dec 2011
By 2050, 25 million to 1 billion people are expected to be migrating due to environmental factors. Though examining linkages between environmental conditions and migration have been on the international agenda at least since 1992, only in recent years have they become better understood. It is clear...
arborvitae Issue 44 - Forests: a legal challengeIUCN | 01 Nov 2011
This issue of arborvitae, produced in conjunction with IUCNs Commission on Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, looks at how forest law is impacting local forest management around the world and how reforms are progressing in several countries.It also include articles on the following: Natural resource laws undermined in Uganda and law and local forest management in Africa
Uganda: As food prices bite, HIV-positive people turn to kitchen gardensplusnews.org | 04 May 2011
The small 10m by 15m garden behind Agnes Oroma's house in northern Uganda's Gulu district is much more than a hobby garden; according to HIV-positive Oroma, it is one of the main reasons she is in good health. She grows indigenous vegetables and tomatoes to supplement her daily diet of beans, maize meal and silver fish; Oroma also proudly shows off a sisal sack in which she grows onions.
UGANDA: New homes for 50,000 at risk from disastersIRIN News | 12 Apr 2011
Those affected by a devastating landslide in eastern Uganda in 2010 are among 10,000 people a year living in disaster-prone areas set to benefit from a five-year resettlement scheme due to start in 2012.
UGANDA: Food, water crisis looms for thousandsIRIN News | 23 Mar 2011
Thousands of people in 36 of Uganda's 112 districts are at risk of serious food and water shortages due to drought attributed to the La Niña weather phenomenon. Health officials have warned of outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery, due to poor hygiene.
Let Us Preserve Lutembe WetlandsAfricaFiles | 20 Mar 2011
This editorial argues that the Lutembe wetland reserve is dying but should be preserved because of its utility. The author makes a strong argument by citing the many useful aspects of the wetland reserve.
Uganda: Food, Water Crisis Looms for ThousandsAllAfrica.com | 15 Mar 2011
Thousands of people in 36 of Uganda's 112 districts are at risk of serious food and water shortages due to drought attributed to the La Niña weather phenomenon. Health officials have warned of outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery, due to poor hygiene. The situation requires urgent attention, says the Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Musa Ecweru. "We are experiencing food shortages; some families are [already] going without food."
Ugandan scientists grow GM banana as disease threatens country's staple foodGuardian Unlimited | 09 Mar 2011
Ban on GM crops waived after bacterial disease causes annual banana crop losses of $500mMost countries would resent being called a banana republic. Uganda prides itself on it. A typical adult here eats at least three times his or her body weight in bananas each year, more than anywhere else on...