The Programme is designed to address a range of public policy issues involving good ecological stewardship, democracy, and equity. For over a decade, the African Great Lakes Region have faced a deepening crisis in environmental management, which has been widely recognized by major global, regional, and national policy instruments.
The continued destruction of protected areas by anthropogenic activities, pollution, land degradation, and climate change constitutes some of the major environmental problems facing our generation today. These problems are mirrored at the national level, in which official and unofficial government decisions are partly responsible for the growing rate of environmental degradation.
The increased disenfranchisement of natural resource-dependent communities, combined with bad governance, poses the single largest threat to national and personal security, not just in Uganda, but around the world.
The program therefore focuses on lobby and advocacy to demand for the protection of environmental rights defenders, and conservation of natural resources