Implemented a project to stop pollution released by stone quarrying and crushing along the Kampala - Jinja Highway by Sterling-a Multi-National Construction Company. The pollution was stopped in 1997 after Court action spearheaded by Greenwatch. The dispute was resolved out of Court after new technology was installed.
Facilitated a National workshop for lawyers in Uganda on Public Interest Litigation, Procedure and Practice at Lake View Hotel, Mbarara-Uganda.
Filed the first ever lawsuit on access to environmental information in Uganda to compel the government make public a Power Purchase Agreement in respect to a proposed hydro-electric Power Plant at Bujagali on the River Nile (See judgments)
Convened and facilitated the second Judges workshop on environment and practice which was attended by Judges from Kenya and Head of Environmental Tribunal in Kenya.
Convened and facilitated training workshops on environmental law for police investigators workshop, grade II magistrates, district environment officers and environmental inspectors, police inspectors and state prosecutors.
Conducted a three year project in partnership with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) named: Adapting Biodiversity Governance in the Albertine Rift: Reforming law to account for climate change”. The project aimed at assisting countries in the Albertine Rift to improve the legal and institutional frameworks governing biodiversity so that they may be revisited to respond to the potential effects of climate change.
Joined the global campaign initiated by Our Children’s Trust to address climate change on behalf of children through an international climate litigation campaign. Greenwatch instituted a lawsuit against the government of Uganda and NEMA for failure to implement measure to address the effects of climate change. This matter is still ongoing and we are hopeful that it will be concluded soon.
Convened and facilitated a regional symposium on Public interest environmental litigation in east Africa.
Partnered with Heinrich Boll Stiftung to organize and facilitate the first judicial training on climate justice in Uganda.
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