Displaced Communities, Environmental Change and Sustainable Livelihoods in Uganda: Policy Briefing

Lorraine van Blerk, Mark Cutler, Lee Hewitson, Janine Hunter, Yazidhi Bamutaze, Ingrid Martha Kintu, Badru Bukenya, Jacqueline Kibirige Nakaiza

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    Abstract

    • This Policy Briefing summarises research findings, recommendations and actions for government and other stakeholders working towards sustainable environments and livelihoods in refugee hosting areas in Uganda.

    • The research highlights urgent need for actions to address environmental change in and around refugee settlements to ensure landscape restoration takes place alongside creating sustainable livelihoods for refugee and host communities.

    • The project employed a novel combination of social science and remote sensing methods to identify change, interventions and targeted responses; see the Final Report for full details.

    • The findings identify targeted responses across six key areas of recommendations: settlement and land-use planning; crosssectoral collaboration; environmental and livelihood interventions; land and natural resource use rights; community
    participation and sustainable resources; and landscape restoration.

    • Findings and recommendations are the outcome of a 2019-2021 collaboration between the Universities of Dundee, UK and Makerere, Uganda supported by an Advisory Board formed of key representatives from Ugandan government and stakeholders
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDundee
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

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