COLLABORATION ON PROMOTION OF GREEN GROWTH POLICIES

The Office of the President- Cabinet Secretariat is responsible for institutionalization of Regulatory Best Practices (RBP)/Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in policy, law and regulation making in Uganda. The Department of Policy Development and Capacity Building is responsible for the function. Application of RBP/RIA in policy, law and regulation making contributes to green policies. Green policies promote sustainable development without compromising the environment. It was on this basis that the Department of Policy Development and Capacity Building held a two days workshop from 21st - 22nd November, 2018 in partnership with the Uganda Office Green Growth Planning and Implementation- Global Green Growth Institute to promote adoption and implementation of green policies. The workshop took place at Office of the President, Cabinet Library.
The objectives of the workshop were to:
i. Sharpen skills and knowledge for effective institutionalization and application of RBP/ RIA and green growth in policy, law and regulation making in Uganda, and
ii. Support engagement in national and international policy forums to share experiences and update best practices on mainstreaming of RBP/RIA and green growth in policy, law and regulation making.
The expected outcome of the workshop is to have green policies submitted to Cabinet and these will be gauged by percentage of submissions that are compliant with the required principles.