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Integrated Flood Management (IFM) Kampala project – Workshop

By on April 16, 2015

4th – 5th December 2013, A 2-day workshop on flood risk management at national level was held at Hotel Africana Kampala as the last of the series of workshop in the project period of the Integrated Flood Management (IFM) Kampala project.

The IFM project was funded by UN-Habitat ‘s Cities and Climate Change Initiative. The Habitat UNI Climate Change Hub hosted and coordinated at Makerere University had undertaken a series of background studies on GHG, vulnerability assessment and project development for Kampala City. As its launching and flagship activity, the IFM workshop created a platform for linkages between the CCCI-Hub-IFM activities for synergies and development of coherent strategies for mitigation and adaptation of climate change in Kampala and Uganda.

The IFM workshop discussed the proposed strategies and actions to reduce flood risk and improve flood management capacity in Kampala and addresses public, private and civil society stakeholders. The workshop also covered UNI Climate Change Hub conducted GHG inventory, the vulnerability assessment and generated materials for policy uptake. This workshop focused on the lessons from Kampala for other cities and towns in Uganda. It also drew in national level policy makers to enable understanding of climate change issues for cities from the national perspective.