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Uganda (Yuganda in Ugandan languages), officially the Republic of Uganda (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa. The country is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region, lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but a generally modified equatorial climate. It has a population of around 49.6 million, of which 8.5 million live in the capital and largest city of Kampala.

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Uganda has 60 protected areas, including ten national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Kibale National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Semuliki National Park.

Uganda is home to a vast number of species, including a population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorillas and golden monkeys in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and hippos in the Murchison Falls National Park.Jackfruit can also be found throughout the country.

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Uganda has 60 protected areas, including ten national parks. W

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Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

PONT - a partnership to fight poverty, community to community link between Rhondda Cynon Taf in South Wales and a district in Uganda called Mbale.

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Solar cooking resources in Uganda‏

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Uganda has made significant progress in eradicating poverty and achieved the first millennium development goal of halving the number of people in extreme poverty. Uganda was listed as the 9th most successful country in Africa as regards poverty eradication. W

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  • Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out, The Guardian (Oct 17, 2021) — Features activists from Philippines, Australia, India, United States, Uganda, Pakistan, Peru, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Kenya and Canada


Cycologic: The power of women for the power of bicycles in Uganda, Oct 19[1]

Solar Sister lights entrepreneurial spirit to improve women's lives in Uganda, Alon Mwesigwa, Jul 15[2]

Uganda's Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar bus', February 1[3]


Uganda Earns Big From Organic Agriculture, July 18[4]

Trees for Integration programme in Jinja, Eastern Uganda, brings communities together[5]


2010 SEED Award Winners: "ORIBAGS INNOVATIONS (U) LTD" is a private enterprise initiated by a research institution and local NGO to manufacture hand-made paper bags, printing paper and jewellery from agricultural wastes including wheat straw, elephant grass and other natural fibres. Oribags offers an eco-friendly alternative to polythene bags and empowers women entrepreneurs.[6] November 3


New climate change deal for Uganda,[7] December 18

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