Mapping Nature for People and Planet in Uganda: Inception Workshop

How can we use spatial data to identify nature-based solutions for biodiversity, climate, and sustainable development in Uganda? Join us for an invitation-only virtual workshop bringing together diverse stakeholders from across Uganda to answer this question.

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45 participants expected


13 May - 3 June 2020

Two-hour sessions

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Language: English
Course type: Virtual workshop

Workshop overview

How can we use spatial data to identify nature-based solutions for biodiversity, climate, and sustainable development? In this virtual international workshop, Ugandan decision-makers and spatial data experts will work with world-class scientists and international policy experts to answer this key question in Uganda.

We are excited to welcome you to the workshop! This virtual meeting room will enable you to:

  • Download background information and key documents for the workshop
  • Access the link to join all workshop sessions on Zoom
  • Watch the video recordings of each session
  • Engage with other participants via a forum
  • Continue discussions and peer-exchange after the workshop is over

Learn how about key features of this page and how you can enhance your workshop experience by watching this short tutorial.

Workshop objectives

  • Identify and prioritize where policymakers can take nature-based action to deliver on national biodiversity and sustainable development commitments to the Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • Identify the necessary global and national datasets to develop the analysis;
  • Apply systematic conservation planning methods using GIS software to achieve this vision with cutting-edge, rigorous science;
  • Evaluate the political context, map key stakeholders, and provide clear steps to use the data to deliver across policy commitments.

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Workshop’s report

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Emmanuel Isabirye

It has been a thrilling experience and a great opportunity to learn and share with the experts. The ELSA Uganda project shall indeed be a success

José Filgueira López

Hola, encantado de conoceros a todos, y un enorme placer de aprender sobre la biodiversidad, especialmente de vuestros comentarios, un saludo desde Narón en España

Lea Phillips

So glad to be participating in this workshop with all of you! 🙂

Juliette Lindo

Can I still join? though I am one-week late already…

Francis Lopeyok Mosky

Wow, this is great then. I was about to feel safe that I missed a good opportunity but happy now. Thanks a lot