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Reimagining the Future Beyond Extractives

NAPE and its partners; National Association of Women Action in Development (NAWAD) and Womankind with support from the UKaid have released a research paper entitled, Reimagining the Future Beyond Extractives.

The paper, released in November 2021, aims to strengthen the knowledge and evidence base for affected women in Uganda through an accessible report that can be used by the ecofeminist movement, and allies in other movements, networks, and alliances. 

The report touches upon the current context and analysis of the existence and impact of extractive industries in Uganda connected to government collaboration and foreign direct investment. 

It also looks at the emergence, action, and achievements of the eco-feminist movement within Uganda in response to lack of sufficient consent and compensation processes for women; an exploration of alternatives to extractives in Uganda; and consideration of opportunities for the eco-feminist movement to influence the Ugandan government policy and practice including regional and international processes and spaces. 

Click on the link below for the full paper.

Reimagining the Future Beyond Extractives - African Ecofeminism and Extractives 2021

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. 

Read more of NAPE Press Release Here 

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.