Course Description

The course provides theoretical background in the policies, laws and institutional framework relevant to environmental legislation, protection and management in Uganda. The course provides an overview of policies, laws and institutions for environmental management; Governance Issues, Rights to a decent environment; Institutions and the law: Local, national and international law and institutions (Transboundary watersheds: hydropolitics, human security, conflicts), The institutional context: roles and responsibilities; Monitoring and enforcement, Productive sanitation and wastewater re-use; Accessible and equitable distribution of Water and Sanitation Systems; Legal concerns of global environmental change: UN  and other Conventions.

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to equip the students with theoretical background on policies, laws and institutional framework relevant to environmental legislation, protection and management in Uganda.

 

The specific objectives are to enable students to:

  • be familiar with local, national and international policies, laws and institutional framework for environmental management in Uganda and beyond.
  • be aware of the environmental rights as well as issues of equity as captured in the national, UN conventions and other relevant conventions,
  • articulate negotiation issues of transboundary nature in regard to hydropolitics, environmental protection and climate change.
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CIV 7263 Policy, Laws and Institutions in Environmental Management DOC PDF PS