National Reports

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Uganda ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 8th September 1993.  Article 26 of the Convention requires Parties to the Convention, at intervals determined by the Conference of the Parties (COP), to prepare and present to the COP reports on the measures that the country has taken in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention and their effectiveness in meeting the objectives of the Convention namely; the conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources.. The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is the National Focal Point for CBD, and thus provides overall coordination in the implementation of CBD and preparation of reports under the Convention including National Reports. 
To-date Uganda has prepared four National Reports as follows: The First National Report in January1998, the Second National Report in May 2001; the Third National Report in January 2006 and the Fourth National Report in May 2009. These reports can be viewed/accessed at http://www.cbd.int/reports and www.chm.nemaug.org. The focus of national reporting is to assess implementation of the CBD at the national level to provide information on outcomes that the COP is able to use to assess the status of implementation of the CBD, identify issues that need to be addressed, and provide appropriate guidance to countries and relevant organizations to enhance national implementation.
The preparation of the 5th National Report has been completed; and it involved wide stakeholder consultations comprising of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Academia and Research Institutions, Indigenous and Local Communities, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs),  the private sector and the media. The report highlights some of the key achievements, outcomes, new and emerging issues since the Fourth National Report that was prepared in May 2009. Key challenges, lessons learnt and opportunity to address the challenges are also highlighted in the report. Click here to download full report