Mapping of Climate Smart Programming in Refugee Hosting Districts in Uganda

18th February 2020
Author: Roz Price

This non-standard helpdesk report maps out current climate-smart programming in Uganda’s refugee settlement regions, with a focus on water source protection, waste management, agroforestry, agriculture and energy. The main body of this report provides an outline of the findings of the mapping exercise and highlights the key organisations (donors, multilateral organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)) working in the priority areas of environment and climate. A brief summary is also provided for each focus area on key programmes and insights (where found). A table with more detailed information on the organisations and their programmes/interventions (such as implementation dates, implementing partners, description of activities) is provided in the Annex at the end of the report. Programmes that explicitly mention refugees, displaced people or specific refugee settlements were the focus of this review; other broader environment or energy programmes for Uganda were mostly omitted. Furthermore, programmes did not always make mention of “climate-smart” specifically but referred to climate change considerations and sustainability. An in-depth, comprehensive and systematic survey of programmes was beyond the scope of this rapid review. Therefore, this review is not exhaustive, and is only able to present information that is publicly available and in existing analyses. Due to these limitations this review is only able to provide a general overview of programmes and incomplete information on the effectiveness of interventions. The research for this report has methodically examined key multilateral donor websites and bilateral donor websites for information on refugee programming in Uganda. The review has focused on programmes currently being implemented or that have completed in the last year or so. There may be projects that are in the pipeline of institutions but not yet approved, which were also not included. Due to the specific nature of this review, the main sources of information used were the websites and internal documents from donors and organisations working on humanitarian efforts in Uganda. Evaluations of the effectiveness and impact of programmes in particular were lacking. NOTE: This report contains an Annex: Climate smart programming in refugee hosting districts in Uganda – key players and interventions.

Suggested Citation

Price, R.A. (2020). Mapping of climate smart programming in refugee hosting districts in Uganda. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


18th February 2020


Continent: Africa

Country: Uganda