1. Chemical management: We work to eliminate the use, storage and dumping of harmful chemicals that have adverse effects on life (human, fauna and flora). We advocate for Cleaner Production Mechanisms that reduce the destruction of the ozone layer. We work towards the elimination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other persistent toxic substances from the environment.
  2. Extractives: With Support through the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, we are implanting a two year pilot project on Contract Monitoring for the Extractive Industry in Moroto, Karamoja. We are advocates of Free, Prior and Informed Consent to responsible mining as well as good governance in the Sector.
  3. Sustainable agriculture: We support a green revolution for Africa that is based on scaling up organic agriculture, mixed farming and agro forestry.
  4. Human Settlements: We support and implement the Habitat Agenda 2006 that promotes urbanization and the World Urban Forum 5 declarations on “the right to the city” as well as “reducing the urban divide”.
  5. Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+): We support REDD+ mechanism and we are part and parcel of the Uganda REDD Working Group. We have been involved in expanded consultations under REDD and we push for the Civil Society angle in the management of REDD interventions.
  6. Environmental security: We support efforts of the nation or society to withstand environmental asset scarcity, environmental risks or adverse changes, or environment-related tensions or conflicts. We provide possibilities to rethinking resource consumption and supply systems. We advocate against environmental terrorism that involves the utilization of the forces of nature for hostile purposes. Environmental terrorism includes both the targeting of the environment itself, such as deliberate contamination of water or agricultural resources, and the use of the environment as a conduit for destruction, such as releasing chemical or biological weapons into the atmosphere.
  7. Water Resource Management: We support approaches to Integrated Water Resource Management and a balance between conservation of both surface and underground water resources and socio-economic development. We support approaches of peaceful resolution of conflicts related to the sharing of water resources among riparian states. We work to eliminate entry of heavy metals in water bodies.
  8. Climate Change: We have designed and implemented various mechanics geared towards mitigating and adapting to the changing climate. Our target is to maximize results as follows:
  1. Economy (economic growth, GDP, Incomes)
  2. Water (quantity, quality and conflicts reduced)
  3. Environment (disasters, degradation, biodiversity loss curtailed)
  4. Agriculture (security of food, income, socio-economic loss and change in seasons addressed)
  5. Energy (increased power generation, fuelwood use reduction)
  6. Politics (political stability, reduced social discontent and improved national and regional security)
  7. International relations (reduced interstate dependency and improved trade)
  8. Social Cultural effects (Change in lifestyles, migrations abroad and to towns, foreign domination)
  9. Health (epidemics and disease outbreaks reduced)
  10. Livelihoods (Income certainty, less infrastructure destruction, domestic stability)
  1. Coalition Building: We have been and continue to be engaged in coalition building. We have participated and continue to contribute to the institutional and organizational development of the Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas in Uganda, Publish What You Pay Uganda and the East Africa Living Lakes Network.
  2. Advocacy Campaigns: We are involved in various campaigns at both local and the international level in light of fulfilling our objectives. We push for a mercury free world through the Zero Mercury Working Group, aid transparency through Publish What You Fund (www.publishwhatyoufund.org) and transparency within the extractive industry through Publish What You Pay. We are getting involved in elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP). We advocate for cleaner energy alternatives as well as minimizing Green House Emissions.