In Uganda, the impacts of climate change exacerbate landscape degradation, thus, further worsening existing levels of child mortality, malnutrition, lack of education and early marriage. While bearing no responsibility for climate change, children are especially vulnerable to its impacts, with the types of climate risks ranging from direct physical impacts on safety and security (drought, flooding, extreme weather events) to knock-on impacts on education, food security and psychological wellbeing, and particularly children’s health.

Understanding how climate change – and related issues of energy access and the environment – affect children and identifying opportunities for intervention is therefore critical for developing children-centred climate resilience development programmes, plans and strategies.

Applying a climate lens and a strategic adaptive management approach, OneWorld carried out an analysis of Uganda’s climate, energy and environment (CEE) landscape to inform UNICEF Uganda’s programming, areas for intervention, and partnerships to support these.

The project involved a baseline CEE and children analysis; identification of priority entry points for UNICEF Uganda’s engagement and CEE programming; and mapping of CEE stakeholders and financing opportunities for programming.

OneWorld’s activities include a detailed desktop review of the policy and institutional arrangements, current UNICEF programmes and projects, and the CEE landscape in Uganda, in order to understand the overall climate risk and vulnerability for children in Uganda.

The analysis informed the development of prioritised recommendations for the UNICEF Uganda Country Office on both its current and forthcoming country programme as well as an investment case.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)




July 2021 – September 2022
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