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AFIEGO’s December 2021 newsletter

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The newsletter highlights the work that we did and milestones that we attained in 2021. Some of our key milestones included:

We supported the formation of a local community taskforce to defend Bugoma forest from oil, sugarcane and land grabbing challenges. Among others, the taskforce mobilised over 20,000 people to petition the president and other stakeholders in 2021 to protect Bugoma forest.

In addition, with our partners, we pressured the Ministry of Lands and National Forestry Authority (NFA) to open the Bugoma forest boundaries starting in November 2021 to protect the forest from land grabbing pressures. However, the Ministry of Lands and NFA failed to ensure participation of the Save Bugoma Forest Campaign (SBFC) in the boundary opening amidst other challenges.

Further, we empowered over 41,000 oil-affected community members including women and youth from 14 districts to defend their land and environment rights as well as to promote clean energy. The people engaged district authorities, the Ministry of Energy, Uganda Human Rights Commission, police, TotalEnergies and others to defend civic space, the environment, land rights and promote clean energy.

In addition, we used litigation in Ugandan, East African and international courts to protect oil-affected communities’ rights and defend the environment from oil risks and threats. We and our partners sent precedents when a judge removed himself from hearing a Bugoma forest court case in Uganda in December 2021 and when the Supreme Court in France ruled in December 2021 that the case we and our partners brought against Total in France could be heard by the civil court.

We also influenced or made input into over six energy-related policies and laws. Notably, some of our and our partners’ recommendations on the 2021 EACOP (Special Provisions) Bill were adopted by the ENR Committee of parliament. Challenges as regards the bill, which was passed by parliament in December 2021, remained however.

Finally, we supported the establishment and coordinated the Inclusive Green Economy Network-East Africa (IGEN-EA) to promote green economic alternatives in Uganda and the region. IGEN-EA undertook stakeholder sensitisation and policy influencing work to promote green economic activities in 2021AFIEGO’s December 2021 newsletter

AFIEGO’s November 2021 newsletter

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AFIEGO’s November 2021 newsletterhe newsletter which has the following content:

Teetering on unsure ground: EACOP Bill undermines local content aspirations
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming events

AFIEGO’s October 2021 newsletter

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The newsletter has the following content:

Why the NGO Bureau’s harassment of AFIEGO is wrong and a danger to citizens’ empowerment!
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s October 2021 newsletter

AFIEGO’s September 2021 newsletter

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The newsletter has the following content:

A beautiful lie? Assessing compliance to national laws and IFC standards in the EACOP RAP disclosure
World Tourism Day: Turn Bugoma forest into a national park
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s September 2021 newsletter

AFIEGO’s August 2021 newsletter

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The newsletter which has the following content:

Suspension of 54 Ugandan CSOs: Misuse of laws by errant institutions must be stopped
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s August 2021 newsletter

AFIEGO’s 2020 annual report

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Through the report, we share what the organisation did and achieved in 2020.

The challenges we faced and key priorities for 2021 are also discussedAFIEGO’s 2020 annual report

AFIEGO’s July 2021 newsletter

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The newsletter has the following content:

Once bitten, twice shy: Why Ugandans are scared of government plans to amend land acquisition laws
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s July 2021 newsletter

AFIEGO’s June 2021 newsletter

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The newsletter has the following content:

Uganda’s 2021/2022 budget comes short on promoting green growth! This must be remedied!
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s June 2021 newsletter

Open petition by Bugoma forest communities to the president to stop destruction of Bugoma forest- 1-July-2021-1

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Through the petition, the communities are calling on the president to use his executive powers to stop the ongoing destruction of Bugoma forest by Hoima Sugar Ltd.Open petition by Bugoma forest communities to the president to stop destruction of Bugoma forest- 1-July-2021

AFIEGO’s May 2021 newsletter

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The following content:
Bugoma and other forests are not safe! Court ruling and arrest of critical civil society actors must be challenged
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s May 2021 newsletter