The National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) has released a baseline report on which interventions for its European Union supported project are hinged on. The two year project (2022-2023) runs under the codename, “Deepening grassroots women rights, participation and economic livelihood opportunities in the era of expanding oil and gas extraction and the Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda”; The case of Hoima, Kikuube and Buliisa Districts. Click here to download the full baseline report.
Residents of Kigyayo IDPC in Kikuube District have called upon all concerned stakeholders to come to their rescue and problems which include hunger and sexual harassment of women and girls pile on them. Click on the following link for a full article on the dire conditions in Kigyayo IDPC. https://thecooperator.news/evictees-in-kikuube-idp-camp-living-without-food-as-women-andgirls-are-raped-and-defiled
In 2014, hundreds of people in Kigyayo Village, Kikuube District were evicted from their land by Hoima Sugar Limited to pave way for sugarcane growing. Since then, the company officials and evictees living in camps for internally displaced people (IDPCs) have had a cat and mouth relationship. With support from NAPE, a mediation process has begun with the company officials meeting face to face with the evictees for talks aimed at getting at getting sustainable solutions. Open the link below for a full article on this mediation process. https://www.newvision.co.ug/category/news/hoima-sugar-holds-mediation-talks-with-300-ev-147357
Every year, world leaders, ministers, and negotiators come together in a global event known as the Conference of Parties (COP). During this international event, all states that are signatories to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement gather to agree on how to jointly address climate change and its impacts. In an article published in the New Vision, Ms. Joan Akiiza, the NAPE Senior Programme Officer for Gender and Legal Affairs, highlights the importance of gender justice and climate justice in the debates of COP 27 that is currently underway in sharma Sheik, Egypt. Click here for the full article. https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/147163
Communities neighbouring the plantation and factory of Hoima Sugar Limited have accused the company of polluting the environment especially their water sources. Click on the following link to access a full article of the communities’ grievances. https://thecooperator.news/neighbours-fault-hoima-sugar-limited-over-pollution