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AFIEGO’s May 2022 newsletter

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2022/2023 national budget review: Gov’t must invest more in green economic sectors
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AFIEGO’s April 2022 newsletter

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Power up the people! Address gaps in Electricity (Amendment) Bill!
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AFIEGO’s March 2022 newsletter

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Delayed justice: Judiciary must hear oil and environmental cases without delay to stop injustices
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AFIEGO’s February 2022 newsletter

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No clean energy, no poverty eradication! Gov’t must prioritise clean energy access for success of Parish Development Model
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Factsheeet -EACOP case at the East African Court of Justice -February 2022

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The factsheet discusses the existing and potential impacts of the EACOP project, as well as the laws violated by the project, that necessitated filing of the caseFactsheeet -EACOP case at the East African Court of Justice -February 2022

AFIEGO’s January 2022 newsletter

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Oil and forest grabs: Government must do better in forest boundary opening processes
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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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Teetering on unsure ground: EACOP Bill undermines local content aspirations
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AFIEGO’s October 2021 newsletter

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Why the NGO Bureau’s harassment of AFIEGO is wrong and a danger to citizens’ empowerment!
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AFIEGO’s September 2021 newsletter

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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
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