OSS Mission in Uganda to Monitor Climate Financing Projects, Kampala, 4-8 November 2019


An OSS delegation, led by Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra and including Ms. Khaoula Jaoui, Mr. Adel Rekik and Mr. Samou Kone, paid Kampala, Uganda, a working visit as part of the climate change community resilience building project through catchment based integrated management of water and related resources in Uganda "EURECCCA".

The main purpose of the mission was to validate the main results of the mid-term evaluation of the EURECCCA project in its second year of implementation, and to present them to the Ministry of Water and Environment and the Designated Authority of the Adaptation Fund (Ministry of Finance). In the context of the work meetings related to the validation of the mid-term evaluation of the project, the visit made it possible to meet the technical and financial teams of the project, and resulted in high-level restitution sessions with the Ugandan authorities of the Ministry of Finance.

The mission was also an opportunity for the OSS to prepare the start of the regional project on Strengthening the Drought Resilience of Smallholder Farmers and Pastoralists in the IGAD Region "DRESS-EA" recently approved by the Adaptation Fund in the framework of a preparatory meeting with the four project beneficiary countries (Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda) and the financial partner (Global Water Partnership East Africa (GWPEA)).

New opportunities for collaboration have also been raised with partners in national or regional projects to be funded by the Adaptation Fund.

The EURECCCA project is executed by the Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda, implemented by OSS and funded by the Adaptation Fund. It aims to strengthen the resilience of Ugandan communities to the impacts of climate change through the promotion of catchment based integrated, equitable and sustainable management of land and water resources, in order to enhance resilience to climate change and increase adaptation capacity while ensuring food security.