Short Course

Sustainable land management, land restoration and linkages to climate change


21.10.2019 - 29.10.2019


Soroti, Uganda (view on map)


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This was the third short course on sustainable land management, land restoration and linkages to climate change, that LRT ran in Uganda in collaboration with the local partners: the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Makerere University. The course took place in Soroti, eastern Uganda, 

The target group of the course were environment-, agricultural-, natural resources- and forest officers in districts in eastern and northern Uganda. The course consisted of five modules:

1) Land literacy
2) Land degradation
3) Land restoration 
4) Sustainable land management
5) Global and local policy arrangements related to land health, climate change and biodiversity

Three field visits were undertaken where the participants got a chance to relate the lectures to real life situations.

The Icelandic lecturers in the course were Dr Bryndis Marteinsdottir and Dr Johann Thorsson, both senior researchers at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. The Ugandan team consisted of Dr Jerome Sebadduka Lugumira from NEMA, and Dr Daniel Waiswa, Dr Gerald Eilu and Dr Patrick Byakagaba from Makerere University. Furthermore, two former UNU-LRT fellows assisted with the teaching: Ms Gertrude Akello, lecturer at Kyambogo University, Kampala and Ms Joan Angom Atalla, District Environment Officer in Alebtong District. Additionally, former fellow Mr Moses Opio assisted with the execution of the course as well as Ms Bridget Nakyanzi, an intern at NEMA. 



Johann Thorsson

Lecturer, Supervisor, Academic Committee
Soil Conservation Service of Iceland

Bryndis Marteinsdottir

Supervisor, Lecturer, Academic Committee
Soil Conservation Service of Iceland

Gertrude Akello

2019 | Six-Month Training

Joan Angom Atalla

2015 | Six-Month Training