IWA at the 6th Uganda Water & Environment Week

The Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a flagship event organised annually by the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through the Water Resources Institute (WRI). The 6th edition of the event – UWEWK23 – will take place as a hybrid event from 12 – 17 March 2023 in Kampala, Uganda.

Positioned to deliver value internally and externally by promoting a multi-sectoral and integrated approach – that links all sectors to water and environment – the event will provide a platform for knowledge exchange, learning, advocacy and partnership building within the water and environment spectrum. It will bring together experts around the theme: “Water and environment for climate-resilient development”. The event presents an opportunity to highlight and address Uganda’s contextual, and global challenges of water, sanitation, and environment, with a strong focus on climate change and resilience.

To broaden its network and partnership, IWA will actively participate through its Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative. Check the details below and join our activities to learn more about IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative!

12 March  

15:15-15:45 EAT, Auditorium

Keynote address by IWA’s Executive Director, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy during the opening ceremony. The keynote address will be on the overall theme of UWEWK23.

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14 March

9:30-10:45 EAT, Auditorium

Panel discussion on Climate Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Infrastructure, with Hon. Silas Aogon-Chairperson, Uganda Parliamentary Forum on WASH; Dr Florence Grace Adongo- Director for Water Resources Management, MWE; Mr. Jackson Muhindo- Resilience and Climate Justice Coordinator OXFAM Uganda; Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla- Programme Lead, IWA; Ms Imelda Kanzomba- Principal Agricultural Officer, MAAIF; Eng Wilberforce Kimezere- WASH Specialist, UNICEF

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11:30-13:00 EAT, Zooka Boardroom 

Workshop in collaboration with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and UNICEF on “Approaches to Scaling up Inclusive and Climate-resilient Sanitation Services”.

The workshop session will also include the launch of Inclusive Urban Sanitation stories. These stories aim to inspire urban stakeholders to discuss ways for advancing inclusive urban sanitation, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

16 March  

11:30-13:00 EAT, Auditorium 

Workshop in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit – GIZ, Sanitation for Millions and the Ugandan Ministry of Water & Environment on To be or not to be – the dilemma of household incentives for scaling-up safely managed sanitation”.

More information on the UWEWK 2023 event is available here.


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