Facebook    Twitter    Youtube    

  • Mabira Forest Campaign
    Mabira Forest Campaign

    Executive Director (ED) NAPE shaking hands with H.E President Yoweri Museveni during the Mabira Forest Campaign.

  • Solar powered lantens in Villages
    Solar powered lantens in Villages

    NAPE promotes local solar lantens in the Kyapaloni

  • Fish Community on Lake Katwe
    Fish Community on Lake Katwe

    NAPE promotes good fishing methods to the fisher communites on the Shores of Lake Albert

  • Wetlands Encroachment
    Wetlands Encroachment

    Rose Bad Flower firm reclaiming Lutembe wetlands

  • Women Salt Miners on Lake Katwe
    Women Salt Miners on Lake Katwe

    Women miner wining salt in at Katwe Salt lake

Welcome to National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) is an action organization committed to sustainable solutions to Uganda More...

NAPE Projects

  • Advocacy & Lobbying Open or Close

    NAPE serves as an important actor that gives voice to marginalized communities and the environment of Uganda. We influence national policies and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.

    Read More
  • Extractive industries Open or Close

    Oil is not a new discovery in Uganda and NAPE has known this since its formation 15 years ago. Oil discovery in Uganda dates back into the colonial times. NAPE’s Oil Governance Programme started in 2009, starting with monitoring of oil exploration,moving to political advocacy against oil extraction activities, and continuing to the advocacy for community rights and voices now that extraction activities have begun. Below we give a more detailed explanation of the programme.

    Read More
  • Sustainability School Open or Close

    In 2010, NAPE initiated the Sustainability school approach which advocates and seeks to give the communities capacity to effectively participate in social economic and political change processes. The aim of this school is the transfer of power from dominant groups to the poor, marginalized disadvantaged and disenfranchised who are always the majority. It is a problem solving mechanism using an andragogical learning methodology.

    Read More
  • Water Governance Open or Close

    NAPE work on water governance includes advocating for rights to water and sanitation in here this is done through engaging government of Uganda to formulate policies and legislations that promote the rights to water and sanitation.

    Read More
  • Land Grabbing Open or Close

    We are looking at protecting the rights of communities affected by big infrastructure development. Principal examples include:

    • Palm oil plantations in Kalangala
    • Oil extraction near Lake Albert
    • Exotic tree plantations for carbon trading near Bukaleba (eastern Uganda) and Kikonda Forest Reserve (western)Read More
  • Ecosystems Restoration Open or Close

    In our Ecosystems Alliance Programme we aim to empower communities for sustainable Natural Resource Management in the Albertine Rift. The programme is implemented by 3 consortium organizations i.e. National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) and Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO). NAPE doubles as the Country Coordinating Institution. The Programme began in December 2011 and will run up to the close of June 2015.

    Read More
  • Chemicals Management Open or Close

    The use of chemicals in Uganda has been rapidly growing; many chemicals are today either locally manufactured or imported and stored in storage facilities in different parts of the country. This rapid growth has been unregulated and uncontrolled, and there is a lot of chemicals misuse and abuse.

  • Communication and publication Open or Close

    In the Amplifying Voices project NAPE works to give a voice to communities affected by oil so that they can represent their interests to the government, corporations, and other parties involved in oil extraction in their areas.

    Read More

News Highlights

NEMA Tuyrns Down Chines Investor's Sand …

31-07-2017 Betty Obbo

  The New Vision: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Nema-turns-do... Read more

How amending article 26 erodes citizens’…

28-07-2017 Betty Obbo

By Bwengye RahabOn July 11, 2017, Uganda’s Attorney General tabled in Parliame... Read more

Upcoming Activities

No events

Video Gallery

  • NAPE'S WORK ON WOMEN
  • NAPE talks about Land grab on NBS Television
  • NAPE,s Talks about Land grabs on NTV  Uganda
  • The Land Grab – Uganda’s farmers battle with palm oil producers
  • ENVIRONMENT ENGLISH FINAL
  • VIDEO CLIP ON LAUNCH OF THE LEGAL REPORT AND DICUSSION ON UNWRITTEN LAW
  • Hoima community Film
  • defiling the pearl of africa documentary
  • The Pain of Damming the Nile
  • Defiling the Pearl of Africa

NAPE trains community dialogue animators

NAPE’s approach to strengthen community cultural governance is use of community dialogues. The use of approach is a realisation and appreciation that communities have for long been disconnected from their social and ecological realities, the so called ‘’modernity’’ or ‘’development’’ creates a big divide between the rural agricultural/subsistence folk and the urban ‘’educated’’, terming the later as backward, uneducated and poor. This stereotyping has led these rural communities withdraw their would-be-useful and relevant knowledge from the public domain.

The elderly who have, hither to, provided food, land; conserved ecosystems and brought up the current generation have had their knowledge systems bashed and branded out-dated and backward. Rarely do the modern development workers, agriculturalists, ecologists, and other social workers consult elders in their innovations and researches about food, land and ecosystems.

Dialogues involve identification and involvement of knowledgeable elders in seeking sustainable solutions to the current conflicts on land, food and ecosystems. The elders are the depository of knowledge and young people seek this knowledge by asking relevant and right questions. When elders, gain confidence and faith then they reveal the knowledge used in conservation of ecosystems.

Dialogues are organised in an informal structure and facilitated by a trained animator who ensures an accommodative environment for discussion. The ideas from elders are inform of a story and facilitator ensures he asks the right questions at an appropriate time.

The project works with 3 communities and the selection of animators was carefully done with the help of elders and the entire community group. The animators are part of the community group and have been participating in the dialogues specific roles of these animators will include, among others, the following;

-          Mobilising communities and organising community dialogues

-          Facilitate dialogues in coordination with the project officer

-          Facilitate recording and arrangement of dialogue information, especially drawing community and ecological maps, seasonal calendars, making community constitutions.

In a 5- day training facilitated by NAPE and Gaia staff, the animators were introduced to the theory of earth laws, regarding food, land and ecosystems conservation and organising and facilitating a dialogue. It is planned that as the animators continue participating in the dialogues which are animated by NAPE project officer, they will gain more experience and knowledge from elders. This will enable them start organising and animate the subsequent dialogues in year 2 and 3 of the project.