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HW Gladys Kamasanyu (left) interacts with Ms. Samantha Atukunda-Greenwatch Director (center) and Her Lordship Damalie N. Lwanga- E.D. JTI (right)

HW Gladys Kamasanyu (left) interacts with Ms. Samantha Atukunda-Greenwatch Director (center) and Her Lordship Damalie N. Lwanga- E.D. JTI (right)

Hon. Justice Richard Buteera (2nd left) arrives at Mestil Hotel to officiate the third judicial training on climate justice in Uganda.

Hon. Justice Richard Buteera (2nd left) arrives at Mestil Hotel to officiate the third judicial training on climate justice in Uganda.

Justice Kenneth Kakuru, C.O.A discusses the impacts of extreme weather conditions on communities and their legal implications

Justice Kenneth Kakuru, C.O.A discusses the impacts of extreme weather conditions on communities and their legal implications

Mr. Gawaya Tegule (standing) moderating a panel session having representatives from Ministry of water and environment, NFA, NEMA, and Civil society.

Mr. Gawaya Tegule (standing) moderating a panel session having representatives from Ministry of water and environment, NFA, NEMA, and Civil society.

Participants pose for a group photo with the Hon. Justice Richard Buteera - Deputy Chief justice of Uganda (center-seated) after the official opening of the third judicial training on climate justice at Mestil Hotel & Residences, Kampala.

Participants pose for a group photo with the Hon. Justice Richard Buteera - Deputy Chief justice of Uganda (center-seated) after the official opening of the third judicial training on climate justice at Mestil Hotel & Residences, Kampala.

Judicial officers react to presentations of the third judicial training on climate justice in Uganda 2021.

Judicial officers react to presentations of the third judicial training on climate justice in Uganda 2021.

Justice Kenneth Kakuru presents certificates of participation to some of the judicial officers at the end of the third judicial training on climate justice

Justice Kenneth Kakuru presents certificates of participation to some of the judicial officers at the end of the third judicial training on climate justice

The Greenwatch team poses for a photo at the third judicial training on climate justice (L-R: Isaac Fred Nandala, Bridget Ampurira, Samantha Atukunda K. Mwesigwa, Princess Ayebare, Samuel Okurut and Daphine Nuwasiima).

The Greenwatch team poses for a photo at the third judicial training on climate justice (L-R: Isaac Fred Nandala, Bridget Ampurira, Samantha Atukunda K. Mwesigwa, Princess Ayebare, Samuel Okurut and Daphine Nuwasiima).

Third Judicial Training on Climate Justice In Uganda - 2021

On the 18th and 19th March 2021, Greenwatch in conjunction with the Judicial Training Institute (JTI)  organised the 3rd Judicial Training on Climate Justice in Uganda held at Mestil Hotel & Residences, Kampala. The theme of the training workshop was: "Understanding climate change and exploring the role of the Judiciary in implementing climate justice”

The training was officiated by Hon. Justice Richard Buteera, Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda. Participants comprised of Judges of the High Court, Registrars, Deputy Registrars, Chief Magistrates and Magistrates who were equipped with knowledge on climate change, climate law and climate justice. Participants were admonished to be receptive and alive to cases brought before them as a result of direct and indirect negative impacts of climate change.

Resource persons and their presentations:

Panelists and their papers