Inception Report - NAP-Ag Uganda

August 2016

This report presents proceedings from the Project Inception Workshop and Validation of the Draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for the Agriculture Sector and Cost Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation and Prioritization in Agriculture in Uganda. The Project “Supporting Developing Countries to Integrate Agriculture Sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)” is implemented in a cohort of eight countries; including Kenya, Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zambia. The project has goal of integrating climate change concerns related to agriculture-based livelihoods within existing national planning and budgeting processes of the selected countries. The Uganda component of the three-year program in is supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment’s (BMUB) and International Climate Initiative (IKI); with USD$700,000 earmarked to support interventions. The project responds to UNFCCC draft conclusions, inviting UN organizations, specialized agencies, and bilateral organizations to enhance financial and technical support to the NAP process for developing countries. Through the NAP-Ag project, FAO and UNDP will extend technical assistance to the Government of Uganda and other partners in developing and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for the Agriculture Sector. The process of developing NAPs to address climate change in the medium and long-term perspective covering all sectors was started with some sectors like agriculture, initiating their specific processes. With technical assistance from FAO, MAAIF and partners have developed NAP for the agriculture sector in Uganda. This is one of the milestones along a road map for Agriculture Sector NAP that was launched by the Minister of State for Agriculture in June 2015. The project inception workshop was held on 31st July – 2nd August 2016 at Colline Hotel, Mukono. Stakeholders who attended the meeting included government ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC), research institutions, academia, development partners, NGOs, farmer organizations, private sector, and the media. The stakeholders validated a draft NAP for the Agriculture Sector and reports on Cost Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation priorities in Uganda.