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Uganda's estimated oil wealth has increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels,following new discoveries. || 80% of the land in Uganda is tilled by Women but they own less than 10% of it. || The Albertine grabben, where most of Uganda's oil is found, is also one of the most ecologically diverse regions in Africa.

     The underdesigned Uganda Civil society Groups (CSGs) working to prevent the impacts of oil on biodiversity in the Albertine Graben appriciate the public notice published by NEMA in the Daily Monitor of October 16, 2018 in which NEMA  under Regulations, called for public comments on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment(ESIA) study report for Tilenga ESIA and we commit to submit detailed comments before November5, 2018 as requested in the Public notice.  CSO letter to NEMA calling for a public hearings on Tilenga ESIA


AFIEGO's August 2018 newsletter contains the following must-read content:
  • Environmental disasters, contaminated water & cancer: Impacts of oil in Ecuador that Uganda must learn from 
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying 
  • In the media 
  • Upcoming events. Read More: AFIEGO's August 2018 newsletter

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), IUCN Uganda and their partners working to secure the environmental goods of water provisioning, food security, climate resilience and biodiversity from oil threats and forest degradation take this opportunity to thank your committee for consulting the public in the process to put in place a new and strong environmental law. Read More:CSO memorandum to NR Committee

Your Excellencies,
We, environmental and human rights Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, express our deep concerns in relation to the subject matter above.
As you are well aware your Excellencies, between July 5 and 7, 2018, the Ugandan navy and that of the DRC engaged in fatal skirmishes on Lake Edward. This saw over 37 Ugandans and Congolese die or go missing.  

In particular, seven Ugandans including four military personnel and three civilians were killed. Over 30 Congolese fishermen were also killed or went missing.  
The fact that over 37 Ugandan and Congolese nationals died or went missing stands to not only betray the good neighborly relations between our two countries but also to compromise the livelihoods of communities in Uganda and the DRC who earn a living from  Lake Edward living through fishing. Read More: Open letter calling on Ugandan and DRC presidents to stop the killing of fishermen on L Edward

AFIEGO's June 2018 newsletter contains the following must-read content:

  • Government must change electricity sector investment strategy to increase electrification
  • Communities speak! 
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events. Read More: AFIEGO's June 2018 newsletter


UMEME, ERA must not be part of metre verification exercise by UNBS for fair & accurate findings. Read More: Press statement -UNBS must remain independent during metre testing


Government must open Nyahaira P/S this school term to enable the oil refineryaffected pupils who were relocated to Kyakaboga to return to school, refineryaffected parents have said. Read More: Press statement by ORRA calling for opening of Nyahaira

Your Excellencies, we civil society organisations (CSOs) working for the promotion of environmental and human rights protection in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts under co-operations and collaborations such the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) and others being undertaken to jointly and sustainably develop our two countries while conserving the environment. Read More: Communique calling on presidents of DRC and Uganda to stop oil activities in Greater Virunga

The Great Lakes Advocacy Coalition for Conservation of Natural Resources (GLACCNR), an alliance of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Uganda and the DR Congo (DRC), is calling on the governments of Uganda and the DRC to, once and for all, cease all efforts to explore for oil in the eco-sensitive Greater Virunga landscape. Read More: Press statement calling for cessation of oil activities in Greater Virunga

AFIEGO's April 2018 newsletter contains the following must-read content: 
  • No electricity, no life: Hospitals must have power
  • In the spotlight: Ministry of Energy's livelihood restoration fails to meet refinery-affected people's needs
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media 
  • Upcoming events

See more:  AFIEGO's April 2018 newsletter