African NCA Community of Practice Webinar: Uganda - Building a Comprehensive Landscape for NCA and Policy Application

The webinar is part of a series under the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice organized in cooperation between UNSD and the World Bank Global Program on Sustainability, the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the Conservation International and the Capitals Coalition. 


Date and time: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 11:00 - 12:30 UTC / 13:00 - 14:30 CET / 15:00 - 16:30 EAT / 07:00 - 08:30 EST



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

Moderator: Peter Katanisa, Coordinator for the Africa Community of Practice, World Bank

  • Introduction

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. 

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.

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.  

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
  • Open Q&A with the audience


Recording of the webinar

Event Date

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 7:00am