Country Profiles

Uganda - Country Profile

The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10, fifth national reports or from documents submitted separately. The mapping of national targets to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the Party concerned is indicated in the last column “Related Aichi Target(s)”. All Parties are encouraged to undertake this mapping exercise and to submit this information to SCBD for incorporation in this database.

Reference Target Related Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1 To strengthen stakeholder co-ordination and frameworks for biodiversity management
National Target 1 By 2020, biodiversity values have been integrated into the National Development Plan, Budget Framework papers, Ministerial Policy Statements and District Development Plans. 2
National Target 2 By 2015, NBSAPI reviewed, updated and adopted and being effectively implemented. 17
National Target 3 By 2015, an effective Monitoring and Evaluation strategy for the implementation of NBSAP developed and is in operation. 17
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2 To facilitate and build capacity for research, monitoring and information management on biodiversity.
National Target 4 By 2020, knowledge, research and science base relating to biodiversity has been significantly improved, and relevant technologies have been improved, shared and applied. 19
National Target 5 By 2020, basic taxonomic information is packaged in user-friendly formats and widely disseminated, including use of school systems. 19
National Target 6 By 2019, traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous and local communities integrated into biodiversity conservation and sustainable use at all levels. 18
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3 To reduce and manage negative impacts while enhancing positive impacts on biodiversity
National Target 7 By 2020, at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water ecosystems in Uganda are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas for socio-economic benefit of the population. 11
National Target 8 By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15% of degraded ecosystems. 15
National Target 9 By 2020, the extinction of known threatened species plants and animals inside and outside protected areas has been prevented and their conservation status improved. 12
National Target 10 By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and domesticated animals including their wild relatives and other socio-economically valuable species conserved. 13
National Target 11 By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero to reduce degradation. 5, 14
National Target 12 By 2020, management plans are in place and implemented for areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry. 7
National Target 13 By 2020, pollution levels in critical urban ecosystems has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity. 8
National Target 14 By 2020, invasive alien species harmful to biodiversity, socio-economic development and human health are managed to prevent their introduction and establishment. 9
National Target 15 By 2020, the impacts of fisheries activities on fish stocks, species and ecosystems are within safe ecological limits. 6
National Target 16 By 2020, fish are managed and harvested sustainably, legally, overfishing is avoided and recovery plans and measures are in place for all depleted species. 6
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 4 To promote the sustainable use and equitable sharing of costs and benefits of biodiversity
National Target 17 By 2020, appropriate incentives for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use are in place and applied. 3
National Target 18 By 2020, at least 2 partnerships established to ensure that wild harvested plant-based products are sourced sustainably. 13
National Target 19 By 2020, a well established framework for implementing the Multilateral System of accessing and sharing of benefits arising from access to PGR in place. 13
National Target 20 By 2016, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in force 16
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 5 To enhance public awareness and education on biodiversity issues among the various stakeholders
National Target 21 By 2020, people are aware of the meaning and values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to use it sustainably. 1
National Target 22 By 2020, at the latest, students and teaching staff are aware of the values of biodiversity 1
National Target 23 By 2020, international cooperation and networking is effective enough to enhance communication of the value of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. 1
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 6 To harness modern biotechnology for socio-economic development with adequate safety measures for human health and the environment
National Target 24 By 2018, public awareness, education and participation in biotechnology and biosafety are enhanced 19
National Target 25 By 2020, national capacity for biotechnology applications and use is adequate. 19
National Target 26 By 2018, the national biotechnology and biosafety law in place. 19
National Target 27 By 2018, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in operation and implemented. 19
National Target 28 By 2020, there is widespread application and use of biotechnology and its products for national development. 19
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 7 Promote innovative and sustainable funding mechanisms to support NBSAP implementation
National Target 29 By 2015, a study is undertaken in respect of CBD Decision X/3 and guidelines for financing biodiversity in Uganda developed. 20
National Target 30 By 2017, finance resources for effectively implementing NBSAPII is increased by at least 10% from the current level. 20
National Target 31 By 2018, new financing mechanisms are operational and new funding mobilized for biodiversity conservation. 20
Thematic Area 8 New and Emerging Issues
National Target 32 By 2016, oil exploration and production are being guided by biodiversity friendly regulations. 8
National Target 33 By 2018, the development and use of biofuels are widespread in Uganda to complement hydrocarbon fuel sources. 7
National Target 34 By 2020, Uganda’s biodiversity is reasonably protected from natural disasters. 14, 15