The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has entered into a partnership with the Department of Environment Management of Makerere University to collaborate in different aspects of environment management.
The relationship was informed by the realisation that effective environment management requires strong partnerships with the academia as well as other stakeholders to strengthen elements of research and knowledge sharing.
At a meeting between NEMA Executive Director, Dr Barirega Akankwasah and officials from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences led by the head of the Department of Environment Management (DEM), Dr Justine Namaalwa; the two entities agreed on key areas of collaboration.
These include a joint research, curricula review and short courses tailored towards strategic areas like oil and gas and Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), internship and apprenticeship placement for Department of Environment Management of Makerere Univeristy students.
The two parties also agreed on reviewing ESIA and supporting in implementation of Multilateral Environment Agreements among others.
“A Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U) between the two entities will be signed to operationalise the resolutions that were agreed upon during the inception meeting,” NEMA said in its press statement.