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Samantha Atukunda Kakuru Mwesigwa, Director Greenwatch-The Kenneth Kakuru Tree Planting In

Guided by Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Greenwatch proudly stands as a committed environmental rights advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda.

Founded by the Late Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Greenwatch emerged three years after the Rio Declaration, coinciding with the enactment of Uganda's first progressive constitution.

Article 39 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda explicitly outlines the right to a clean and healthy environment. Our vision is rooted in ensuring that every Ugandan has the opportunity to enjoy this fundamental right.


To realize this vision, Greenwatch actively engages in advocacy, training, and the promotion of the enforcement of environmental rights, staying true to the principles set forth by Justice Kenneth Kakuru.

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Objectives of Greenwatch

• Publish and publicize environmental laws and principles with emphasis on enforcement of the citizen's constitutional
right to a clean and healthy environment.
• Ensure and encourage public participation in the management and protection of the environment and natural resources.
• Encourage every citizen and every community in Uganda to care for and protect the environment and natural resources as they carry on their day to day activities.
• To encourage and promote agricultural, industrial and other production activities to conform with environmental law principles and practices.
• Ensure environmental law principles are incorporated in all Government and Local Government policies and legislation.
• Ensure all public officials and policy makers have sufficient knowledge of environmental law and principles and apply them when they make their day to day decisions.
• To ensure that all judicial and law enforcement officers have sufficient training in environmental law.
• To ensure that environmental law principles and policies are incorporated in school curricular at all levels of education.

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