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Climate Action Network Uganda (CAN-U) is a registered civil society coalition comprising of Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia, and private sector players working on actions to combat the climate change crisis and its impacts in Uganda. CAN-U has more than 200 members based in all the regions of Uganda and is affiliated to the Climate Action Network International (CAN-I)

CAN-U convenes and coordinates civil society in Uganda to rally around the development and implementation of effective climate change policy and practices at global, national and local levels.

CAN-U’s core work is on climate change policy and advocacy that is based on solid evidence gathered through cutting edge research. We mainly work through collaborative partnerships at local and international levels where we draw on a highly experienced human resource to support our research

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

Resilience Building, Humanitarian and Biodiversity Action

Under this strategic area, the following will be the core areas of intervention:

  • Supporting efforts towards building resilient food systems for sustainable and inclusive livelihoods
  • Advocating for climate resilient and low carbon infrastructural investment
  • Contributing to efforts towards averting water stress
  • Contributing to efforts to reduced impact of climate induced displacement/migration
  • Advocating for increased investment in climate resilient ecosystems (wetlands, forests, wildlife)

Climate Action and Environmental Justice

Under this strategic area, the following will be the core areas of intervention:

  • Supporting alternative sources for a clean, just and democratic energy future
  • Building resilience and adaptive capacity (including business and private entities) to deliver climate justice for vulnerable communities in order to minimize loss and damage
  • Advocating for elimination of harmful investments, subsidies and other incentives which have a bearing on emissions, human rights (unlawful evictions, child labour, extractive mining and others in the NDC which is the Action Blueprint for Uganda etc.)
  • Advocating for improved tax transparency in order to engender tax justice/fairness and the sovereignty of natural resources
  • Supporting transformative action to ensure a just energy transition

Capacity Climate Change Health and Population

Under this strategic area, the following will be the core areas of intervention

  • Engaging urban and local authorities in efforts to address the challenges in public health (air, water, noise and pollution) including in various locations and shelters
  • Supporting inclusive community-led solutions to address climate change induced causes of mental and other health-related ailments (including health care equity)
  • Developing effective early warning systems for climate related disease outbreaks and enhance crisis preparedness
  • Advocating for interventions that reduce vulneraries that make women and girls susceptible to abuse of their Sexual reproductive health and rights as well as gender-based violence

Institutional Governance

Under this strategic area, the following will be the core areas of intervention:

  • Strengthening legal and statutory compliance of CAN-U (Human Resources, Financial Management, Procurement, Audit, SHEA and Safeguarding, Disability policy, Board Constitution and Charter);
  • Strengthening Research and Information Management within the Network;
  • Building the capacity of Board, Secretariat and membership in various aspects as deduced by technical capacity needs assessments for a needs-based training
  • Building M&E systems, financial systems to support the Network

Climate cross cutting and Emerging Themes

Under this strategic area, the following will be the core areas of intervention

  • Strengthening Gender Transformative approaches in climate action interventions
  • Targeting young people to harness Uganda’s demographic dividend in the context of climate change
  • Interesting and engaging children (with a target to make them young advocates) in matters related to climate change and conservation in their communities through schools and other networks
  • Including Persons with disabilities in all activities related in matters related to climate change and conservation in their communities
  • Engaging other special interest and marginalized groups in all activities related in matters related to climate change and conservation in their communities

4 Regional Nodes

Thematic Working Group

OUR PARTNERS

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CAN Africa
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CAN international