Uganda as a signatory to the PA is required to provide necessary information to track progress towards implementing and achieving NDCs and reducing GHG Emissions in the key emitting sectors of ; Agriculture, Energy and Transport, Waste and Forestry.

The government of Uganda received a grant from GEF to support institutions to respond to enhanced transparency requirements of the PA.

Under this project, there are three focus areas namely;

1)      Support to establish and strengthen the institutional arrangement for robust GHGI and MRV system

2)      Build capacity of key stakeholders to collect, process, and feed gender disaggregated data into the GHGI system

3)      Test and pilot the GHGI and MRV system


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Uganda
Eastern Africa
Title
Strengthening the capacity of institutions in Uganda to comply with the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement
Objective

To support institutions in Uganda to respond to the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement  

GEF project grant
USD 1.100.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Institutional arrangements for data collection and processing in the four key sectors (agriculture and land use, energy, transport and waste) strengthened.

Capacity of stakeholders built on data collection and processing protocols; and procurement of state-of-the-art equipment and tools.

GHG inventory and MRV system functional.

Stakeholders

Ministry of Water and Environment

National Environmental Management Authority - Water

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

Ministry of Works and Transport

Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations

Ministry of Gender, Labor, and Youth

National Forestry Authority

Uganda National Council of Science and Technology

Other government agencies involved in GHG inventory and MRV

District Forestry Service

Kampala City Council Authority

National Planning Authority

Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development

Uganda Bureau of Statistics

Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change

Uganda Climate Change Resource Centre

District level civil society organizations

Association of Uganda Professional Women in Agriculture and Environment

Schools

Private sector companies

Makerere University

Gulu University

Busitema University

Knowledge Management Approaches

The platform of GHG inventory and MRV system will be strengthened to disseminate news, updates, and announcements.

The websites of Ministry of Water and Environment and Conservation Internation, and social media network will also be used for dissemination.

Creation of a webpage dedicated to Uganda's CBIT project as a portal for all project-related information and materials.

Announcements for the workshops will be disseminated through the networks of Ministry of Water and Environment, focal institutions, African Innovation Institute, and Conservation International.

The workshop results and related project outputs will be published on the web.


Meet the focal point of the project
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Irene Chekwoti

I am Irene Chekwoti currently working as a Senior Climate Change Officer-Mitigation in the Ministry of Water and Environment-Climate Change Department. I have eight years of experience in the area of Environmental Management, Climate Change including Market Mechanisms, Green House Gas Inventory estimation, Green Growth development planning and gender & climate change mainstreaming as well as Project Planning and Management. I possess Master’s degree of Science in Climate Change and Disaster risk Management, Master of Management studies with specialization in Project Planning and Management as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management.

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Irene Chekwoti
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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment
4
2
pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
Overall MRV system
7
3
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of GHG inventory and MRV system frameworks for collecting, processing, and sharing data 1 Not available in project proposal
Number of inter-sectoral arrangements on GHG inventory and MRV system 4 Not available in project proposal
Perecentage increase in inter-sectoral interactions on GHG inventory and MRV data collection 30% Not available in project proposal
Number of gender focal points integrated in sectoral hubs 5 Not available in project proposal
Number of governance structures to strengthen focal points in the sectors 1 GHG inventory commitee established Not available in project proposal
Number of hubs established for gender disaggregated data 5 Not available in project proposal
Number of gender focal points integrated in sectoral hubs 5 Not available in project proposal
Number of MoUs on data collection and sharing signed 4 Not available in project proposal
Number of technical guides on data management, data sharing, and knowledge developed 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of meetings to strengthen data collection, processing, and sharing 1 inter-sectoral meeting per quarter Not available in project proposal
Number of technical meetings to strengthen cooperation between sectoral hubs and Ministry of Water and Environment 1 meeting per quarter Not available in project proposal
Number of cooperation mechanisms between stakeholders 3 cooperation frameworks developed and operationalized Not available in project proposal
Number of sectoral hubs equiped with standardized protocols, equipment, and tools for MRV 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of technical staff trained in data collection, processing, and sharing 50 staff (30% women) Not available in project proposal
Number of protocols for data collection and processing developed and certified Different types of targets Not available in project proposal
Number of technical reports on needs and compliance to IPCC developed 1 Not available in project proposal
Number of hubs with capacity for timely reporting and communication 5 Not available in project proposal
Number of studies to strengthen capacity of field data teams 2 Not available in project proposal
Number of training manuals ans plans developed 2 Not available in project proposal
Number of studies to understand training needs of staff from sectoral hubs and Ministry of Water and Environment 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of manuals and plans to address identified gaps developed 1 Not available in project proposal
Number of staff trained in MRV system and GHG inventory Different types of targets Not available in project proposal
Number of cross-sectoral meetings to share lessons and best practices 4 Not available in project proposal
Number of platforms created to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning on GHG inventory and MRV systems 1 Not available in project proposal
Number of persons trained on compilation and publication of dissemination materials Different types of targets Not available in project proposal
Number of stakeholder events to strengthen networking among GHG inventory and MRV actors Different types of targets Not available in project proposal
Number of assessments to identify or confirm equipment and tools 1 assessment in at least 3 sectors Not available in project proposal
Number of sectors for which state-of-the-art equipment is procured 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of equipment and tool maintenance plans developed 2 Not available in project proposal
Number of institutions equipped to provide support to project delivery 2 Not available in project proposal
Number of operational sectoral data systems feeding into national GHG inventory and MRV system 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of sectoral hubs compliant to national and CBIT platformreporting requirements of 4 Not available in project proposal
Number of hubs facilitated to collect and transmit GHG data 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of staff oriented on CBIT platform 10 staff (30% women) Not available in project proposal
Number of hubs totally compliant to CBIT based on tier 2 Different types of targets Not available in project proposal
Number of hubs for which GHG inventories are in place 4 Not available in project proposal
Number of stakeholders aware of GHG inventory system and outputs Different types of targets Not available in project proposal
Number of public finance options identified and mobilized for GHG and MRV capacity development 2 project proposals Not available in project proposal

Progress
CBIT-Uganda was launched on October 3rd 2018, & inception meeting held on 4th October 2018. The PSC, sector & gender focal points were appointed with representatives from the 5 sectors. Five MoUs, Interministerial cooperation framework & Technical Guide on GHG data sharing have been drafted & are ready for presentation to the accounting officers of the respective ministries. A stakeholder workshop was held on 12th March 2019 & gender sensitisation workshop on 15th March 2019. Writeshop on development & publication of information on transparency requirements was held on 16-17 May 2019. Equipment, data, skills & capacity needs have been assessed. Waste, agriculture & energy tool are being revised to conform to IPCC requirements. Procurement of consultant to train on GHGI & MRV is underway.
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1: Institutional arrangements for data collection and processing in 5 key sectors (agriculture and land use; forestry, energy, transport and waste) strengthened

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 Focal points in sectors agriculture and land use, forestry, energy, transport, and waste are defined, institutionalized, and function as hubs of data collection and processing

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Operationalize the GHG hubs

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Identify GHGI and MRV stakeholders and define their roles and responsibilities

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Orientation of project Steering Committee (PSC)

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4: Development and validation of MoUs between MWE and the five (05) Hubs/sectors

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Sign sectoral MoUs to operationalize the hubs for data collection, processing and sharing

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.2 Gender focal points on climate change in the key institutions strengthened

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Gender awareness workshop organized for GHG inventory and MRV stakeholders

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Integration of the climate change and gender focal points across the government sectors into the GHG inventory and MRV sectoral hubs

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.3 Institutional arrangements for data collection, processing and sharing formalized and operational

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Develop a data management needs report (Inventory of available data types, gaps and sharing mechanisms etc)

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Develop a technical guide for intra and inter sector data sharing.

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Sign MoUs between MWE and Hubs for data collection, processing and sharing

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4: Develop the Information and knowledge Portal to facilitate inter and Intra data sharing and learning by the Hubs

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Conduct Inter-sector Hub meetings at the end of each quarter.

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.4 Linkages between the sectoral hubs and the Ministry of Water and Environment for compliance to Paris Agreement and IPCC guidelines established and strengthened

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Organizing quarterly meetings between the Ministry of Water and Environment and the sectoral hubs, in order to strengthen relations and cooperation for the development of the GHG inventory and MRV systems and establish the technical needs of the hubs

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.5 Framework for inter-ministerial coordination strengthened and formal cooperation between government, civil society organizations, private sector, and academia defined and institutionalized

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Development of an inter-ministerial cooperation framework to define engagement and coordination of government agencies across the sectors agriculture and land use, forestry, energy, transport, and waste

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Establishment of formal arrangements for collaboration with non-state actors through drafting of cooperation frameworks and MoUs

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Organizing of event for public launch and stakeholder appreciation of the cooperation frameworks

Status
Completed
Outcome

2.1 Capacity of stakeholders built on data collection and processing protocols, and procurement of IT equipment

Outputs
Output

2.1.1 Protocols for data collection and processing developed and certified

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Review, adapt and or develop robust data protocols and tools for the five sectors

Status
95% Complete
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Pre-test at least three (3) sector data protocols

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Review and approve at least one sector data protocol and data collection tool by UBOS

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4: Develop at-least one ICT data collection and transmission tool

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Equip hubs with MRV equipment, materials and supplies to facilitate communication and timely response to MWE GHGI requirements

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 6: Develop at-least 1 needs and compliance report to IPCC and other national requirements informed/supported by the CBIT Uganda project through the MRV and GHGI

Status
Completed
Output

2.1.2 Field data teams from the key emission sectors convened and trained in collection, processing and transmission of GHG data

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Training needs assessment conducted for sector hubs, and training on field data collection, processing, and transmission conducted for at least 3 persons in each hub

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Assess the capacity of the Hubs to collect, process and interpret gender disagregated data and develop at least one training manual on integration of gender disaggregated data

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Develop a training manual and plan on field data collection, processing and transmission

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4:Training on collection, processing and interpretation of gender disaggregated data

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Field data collection, processing and transmission

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Activity 6: Feed data in the GHGI & MRV (Sectoral GHG)

Status
Completed
Output

2.1.3 Staff from sectoral hubs and Ministry of Water and Environment trained in domestic MRV systems, tracking NDCs, enhancement of inventories, and emissions projections

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Train at least 30 staff on MRV systems, tracking NDCs, enhanced GHG inventories and emission projections (at least 30% of trainees should be women)

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Develop manuals and plans to address the gaps identified during the training needs assessment

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3:Exposure trips to 3 countries for at least 9 persons from hubs, PMU, and CCD/MWE

Status
90% Complete
Output

2.1.4 Lessons learnt and best practices scaled out through exchange programs for stakeholders on transparency activities

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Hold cross sectoral workshops (6 lesson sharing meetings)

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Develop a knowledge portal

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Write shop (training on development and publication of information on transparency activities)

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4: Hold a National stakeholder Forum for GHGI and MRV

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Publish at least six (6) publications annually to share information and knowledge

Status
Completed
Output

2.1.5 State of the Art Equipment and Tools procured

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Assess MRV and GHG Equipment and tools

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Procurement of ICT equipment for sectors

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Hold a handover ceremony for MRV and GHGI support Equipment

Status
Completed
Outcome

3.1 GHG inventory and MRV system functional

Outputs
Output

3.1.1 Data for GHG inventory and MRV system collected and fed into the CBIT global coordination platform

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1:Orient and train MWE/CCD and Hubs data teams on the Global CBIT coordination platform

Status
50% Complete
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Build/strengthen institutional capacity of at least 3 hubs to collect and transmit their GHG data

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Strengthen at least 5 hubs to collect and transmit data in compliance with CBIT Tier 2 requirements

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4: Assist Teams to feed data into the Global coordination platform

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Provide Operational support to MWE GHG office

Status
Completed
Output

3.1.2 National GHG inventory by sources and removals in place

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Support hubs to set up GHGI

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Support Hubs to collect and transmit GHG data

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Support Hubs to report on their sector GHG emissions and removals

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4:Support Hubs to analyze, interpret and disseminate GHG data

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 5: Participate in Climate Change events

Status
Completed
Output

3.1.3 National inventory of GHG emissions by sources and removals made publicly available

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1: Public disclosure/launch of the CBIT GHGI and MRV system

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 2: Develop Sector Policy Briefs

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 3: Develop at least 2 Project proposals/concept notes

Status
Completed
English

Concept note of the project, describing the project's objective, outcomes and outputs.

English

Complete project proposal, describing project's objective, outcomes, outputs, and activities

English

Fact sheet no. 4 on gender disaggregation of GHG inventory data.

English

Inception report on Training on Development and Publication of Information on Transparency Requirements and Gender Sensitization

English

Procedure Manual for generating gender-disaggregated information in GHG Inventory

English

Sensitization workshop on the importance of gender and the need for gender-disaggregated information in GHG inventory

English

Technical Report on Gender sensitization in the development and publication of information on transparency requirements and climate action

English

Writeshop Report on Procedure for Analysis, Reporting, and Publication of Gender- disaggregated data on Climate Change and GHG inventory

English

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries on data provision for the GHG Inventory.

English

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on data provision for the GHG Inventory.

English

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Water and Environment and the Ministry of Works and Transport on data provision for the GHG Inventory.

English

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Water and Environment and the National Environment Management Authority on data provision for the GHG Inventory.

English

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Water and Environment and the National Forestry Authority on data provision for the GHG Inventory.

English

Inter-Ministerial Cooperation Agreement

English

Technical Guide for GHG data sharing in Uganda

English

CBIT Data Management and Capacity Needs Assessment across key NDC sectors in Uganda

English

Capacity Development Plan for CBIT Uganda

English

Uganda_GHGI _MRV_Stakeholder_ Roles and Responsiblities

Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
56%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
60%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
50%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
33%
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Uganda
Eastern Africa
Ratification of UNFCCC
08 . Sep . 1993
Kyoto Protocol
25 . Mar . 2002
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2016
Population
2017
42,863.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
647.70
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
409.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2015
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
Energy
8,452.00
Industry
378.00
Agriculture
66,829.00
Waste
1,610.00
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2002 2014
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2019
Name of Initiative
REDD+ Programme
Start date
Expected End date
EXECUTING AGENCIES
Description of Support Provided

The REDD+ programme support plans to: establish a national forest GHG inventory; adapting MRV to REDD+ requirements; collection and assessment of activity data; development of a national forest managament system REDD+ web portal; draft of REDD+ strategy and implementation plan; establish national forest reference emission level; and draft REDD+ implementation frameworks.

 


Name of Initiative
NDC Partnership
Start date
Expected End date
EXECUTING AGENCIES
Description of Support Provided

Support for the preparation of the NDC Partnership Plan  for the country, and provision of two technical advisors: one advisor is positioned at the National Planning Authority, to support the development of project proposals, and the alignment of national performance indicators with the NDC and SDGs; and the other is positioned at the Ministry of Water and Environment to faciliate the development of implementation of the NDC Partnership Plan.


Start date
Expected End date
EXECUTING AGENCIES
Description of Support Provided

Support to establishment of MRV and capacity-building.