National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) has joined the rest of the World to mark the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (24th -30th October) with a call on the Ugandan Government to impose a total ban on the use of lead paint.
This week of action is an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Lead Paint Alliance), which is jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and WHO. With this year’s theme, “Working together for a world without lead,” NAPE has partnered with local leaders to create awareness using Uganda Community Green Radio about the harmful effects of Lead poison and its exposure pathways including paints, batteries, lead contaminated toys and
lead contaminated dust.
In commemoration of International Women’s day (IWD) 2021, an advocacy event was held to promote learning and solidarity exchanges to further build the eco-feminist movement. Under the Global theme: “Women in Leadership” Achieving an Equal future in COVID-19, the IWD is dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the social, economic, cultural and political spheres bringing attention to gender parity and women’s rights.
The National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), National Association of Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD), and Womankind Worldwide in partnership under the Eco-Feminist movement, a women-led grassroot movement fighting destructive natural resource extraction and proposing alternative development agendas for grassroot women are proud to share with you an Alternative Livelihoods Research (ALR). Our new joint report supports; Empowering displaced women and those at risk of displacements in Uganda.
In a move to raise public awareness on sound chemical use and waste management, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) has disseminated awareness materials to the districts of Kiboga, Kassanda, and Kyankwanzi.
The materials in form of t-shirts, caps, stickers and posters that display information on proper use of agro-chemicals, health impacts of mercury use and proper waste management were handed over to the district officials in the respective districts and other members of the public for easy information dissemination.