Webinar: Uganda - Building a Comprehensive Landscape for NCA and Policy Application

DATE: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
11:00 - 12:30 UTC / 13:00 - 14:30 CEST / 15:00 - 16:30 EAT / 08:00 - 09:30 EDT

Recording of the Webinar

Presentations of the Webinar

1. NCA Development in Uganda: Achievements, Challenges, Lessons Learnt 
2. Adjusted Macro Economic Indicators Report 
3. Results of the Forest Accounts and Policy Applications 


The Africa NCA Community of Practice (CoP) is starting a new series of webinars to showcase experiences of different countries in their NCA journeys. These webinars will allow member countries to speak about their work on developing natural capital accounts and how the results of this work are informing policy and development planning, decisions, and strategies. Uganda will open this series.

Uganda, one of the countries supported by the World Bank WAVES partnership, has developed accounts for land, forests, and ecosystems. Uganda has also worked on just-in-time issue papers on relevant issues. As a result of the WAVES support, Uganda’s Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development developed a set of adjusted macroeconomic indicators showing the adjusted net national income and adjusted net savings; the first iteration was produced in 2019, and second iteration was produced in 2020.

Remarkable progress has been made by Uganda in NCA over the last two years; this is also demonstrated by the choice to include NCA in its new five-year National Development Plan as well as a growing community of practice on NCA nationally.


The objective of this webinar series is to share experiences and knowledge of countries that have developed or are in the process of developing natural capital accounts, showcasing best practices on the continent and how to apply them in their local scenarios. 

Program Outline:

Welcome remarks (2-3)mins
Moderator: Peter Katanisa, Coordinator for the Africa Community of Practice, World Bank
Introduction (2-3)mins
Speaker: Ms. Lucy Iyango, Assistant Commissioner, Wetlands Management Department, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda  

Ms. Lucy Iyango is an applied Environmentalist with over 25 years of experience in supporting and promoting initiatives for different stakeholders to ensure sustainable use and management of natural resources, specifically wetlands.  

Presentation: NCA Development in Uganda: Achievements, Challenges, Lessons Learnt (10)mins 
Speaker: Mr. Ronald Kaggwa, Manager Production, Tourism, Trade Planning, National Planning Authority, Uganda 

Mr Kaggwa coordinated the development of several strategic plans, including the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy, Agricultural and Natural Resources based strategic plans and the National Development (2&3) plans for Uganda.

Presentation: Adjusted Macro Economic Indicators Report (10)mins
Speaker: Dr. Mugume Sam Koojo, Principal Statistician, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Uganda 

Dr. Mugume Sam Koojo, has over 25 years of professional experience as a development planner, macroeconomic analyst and field researcher. He is passionate about wildlife conservation and environment management.  

Presentation: Results of the Forest Accounts and Policy Applications (10)mins 
Speaker: Mr. Edward Ssenyonjo, Coordinator Inventory, Surveys and Mapping, National Forest Authority, Uganda  

Mr Ssenyonjo is a Forester with over 15 years of professional work experience in the areas of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in natural resource management. 

Moderated discussion - All speakers (40)mins

Open Q&A with the audience.

Participants are invited to ask questions to the presenters and to share their own experiences of the use of natural capital accounts in policymaking.

Webinar connection details will be shared at a later date. 

This webinar is part of a series under the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice.