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  • Launch of Women Hold up the Sky in Hoima

    Group photo of activists on the launch of Women Hold up the Sky in Hoima. A Character driven film about African women who are deeply engaged in struggles to take back control of their land, their righ

  • National Feminist Movement

    Grassroot Women Participating in the National Feminist Movement building School in the Albertine Region

  • Collective actions and grassroot movement buidling
    Collective actions and grassroot movement buidling

    Lucy Mbuubi - A community educator speaking about collective actions and grassroot movement buidling.

  • Women's rights to Land
    Women's rights to Land

    Blandina & Esther in a conversation on women's access to Land - We create spaces for Sisterhood, peer to peer learning on Women's rights to Land.

  • Community Green Radio
    Community Green Radio

    Women Listening group crowd around radio to listen to Community Green Radio in Kigyayo Camp.

  • National Feminist Schools
    National Feminist Schools

     We support national feminist schools to create an enabling environemnt for feminist engagement in the Extractive Industry


  • GBV Campaign
    GBV Campaign

    NAPE Female staff participating in 16 Days of Activism against GBV Campaign.

Welcome to National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) is an action organization committed to sustainable solutions to Uganda More...

NAPE Projects

  • Advocacy & Lobbying Open or Close

    NAPE serves as an important actor that gives voice to marginalized communities and the environment of Uganda. We influence national policies and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.

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  • Extractive industries Open or Close

    Oil is not a new discovery in Uganda and NAPE has known this since its formation 15 years ago. Oil discovery in Uganda dates back into the colonial times. NAPE’s Oil Governance Programme started in 2009, starting with monitoring of oil exploration,moving to political advocacy against oil extraction activities, and continuing to the advocacy for community rights and voices now that extraction activities have begun. Below we give a more detailed explanation of the programme.

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  • Sustainability School Open or Close

    In 2010, NAPE initiated the Sustainability school approach which advocates and seeks to give the communities capacity to effectively participate in social economic and political change processes. The aim of this school is the transfer of power from dominant groups to the poor, marginalized disadvantaged and disenfranchised who are always the majority. It is a problem solving mechanism using an andragogical learning methodology.

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  • Water Governance Open or Close

    NAPE work on water governance includes advocating for rights to water and sanitation in here this is done through engaging government of Uganda to formulate policies and legislations that promote the rights to water and sanitation.

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  • Land Grabbing Open or Close

    We are looking at protecting the rights of communities affected by big infrastructure development. Principal examples include:

    • Palm oil plantations in Kalangala
    • Oil extraction near Lake Albert
    • Exotic tree plantations for carbon trading near Bukaleba (eastern Uganda) and Kikonda Forest Reserve (western)Read More
  • Ecosystems Restoration Open or Close

    In our Ecosystems Alliance Programme we aim to empower communities for sustainable Natural Resource Management in the Albertine Rift. The programme is implemented by 3 consortium organizations i.e. National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS) and Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO). NAPE doubles as the Country Coordinating Institution. The Programme began in December 2011 and will run up to the close of June 2015.

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  • Chemicals Management Open or Close

    NAPE intensifies campaign on safe use of chemicals

    The National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) with support from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is carrying out a campaign on sound management of chemicals and wastes in Uganda. The campaign focuses mainly on the safe use of chemicals in the tannery Industry, Agro chemicals, waste management, chemicals in consumer products and mercury use in the artisanal gold mining targeting different categories of people.  Awareness raising materials have been developed to propel this campaign. This campaign is a continuous effort of NAPE to raise awareness on the impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment and to empower consumers with information on chemicals and good practices regarding use and management of chemicals.   The following materials have been developed in line with this campaign.

  • Communication and publication Open or Close

    In the Amplifying Voices project NAPE works to give a voice to communities affected by oil so that they can represent their interests to the government, corporations, and other parties involved in oil extraction in their areas.

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News Highlights

NAPE shares success stories of the UN WO…

04-05-2023 NAPE Administrator

NAPE has completed implementation of a project on conflict prevention in Rwamuto... Read more

Analysis of the socio-economic and ecolo…

17-04-2023 NAPE Administrator

The assessment focuses on the problem identified by NAPE which is “loss” of Bugo... Read more

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  • NAPE talks about Land grab on NBS Television
  • NAPE,s Talks about Land grabs on NTV  Uganda
  • The Land Grab – Uganda’s farmers battle with palm oil producers
  • Hoima community Film
  • defiling the pearl of africa documentary
  • The Pain of Damming the Nile
  • Defiling the Pearl of Africa