EMLI awarded at the 2013 WED celebrations in Uganda.
Kampala, June 6, 2013- Environmental Managment for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility (EMLI) was accorded the recognition award of Best National Environmental NGO in recognition of exemplary contribution to environmental management and advocacy on environmental governance and climate change at national, regional and global level. This was during the World Environment Day Celebrations organized by NEMA in Kalangala district. This comes shortly after EMLI was elected by 13 country CSOs representatives to serve as the GEF NGO Network Regional Focal Point for Eastern Africa Region for the next 4 years/ GEF 6 Replenishment.
The year 2012 has been a year of re-focusing and engaging at the local, regional and international levels in as far as improving livelihoods through empowerment is concerned. EMLI has continued to widen her scope and areas of operation by implementing activities in the Central, Eastern, South-western and the Western regions of Uganda. This year we have observed a high budget support. The 2012 Annual report titled "Re-tooling the environment" gives an overview of projects that have been accomplished i.e. Promoting Public awareness on Wetlands supported by Global Green Grants Fund; Communicating CAN-U climate change activities supported by DFID and Oxfam GB, Forest Lecture Series supported by FAO and Environmental Alert, CSO engagement in National RIO+20 Process supported by UNDP Uganda and Strengthening Environmental Governance in Kampala City supported by French Embassy in Kampala.
Furthermore, this year’s report reflects on the impact of EMLI on the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized in Uganda and how we have capacitated them to inform policy through advocacy engagements and deepen approaches to development. Finally, we are so grateful for both the financial and technical support by our development partners, Ministries, Agencies, Departments and Partner Civil Society Organizations. Without you, this might not have been realized.