UAIA Conference 2019

Environmental Social Impact Assessment and socio-economic Development show that our current and future plans need to be revised. The Circular Economy has been proposed as a promising concept for achieving greater sustainability socio-economic Development. The rapid development happening now at a global scale, implies increased waste and pollution, products and materials in use, including from regenerative natural systems. This trend of affairs is continually affecting the ability of natural systems to support production. Governance systems – private and public – in the Western World have already largely embraced the concept of the Circular Economy on account of the foregone argument of ensuring nonwasteful production and consumption systems across all sectors. This has implied that in effect, the principles of the Circular Economy have proactively embedded all programmes, plans, and processes. Conversely, in Africa, the concept has not yet deepened roots even though the practical realities of wasteful use are no doubt, already biting, particularly in the ever-expanding urban settings, extractives, oil and gas, infrastructure development, agriculture and many others. The consequences of this continued production method, if left to go unchecked in the region, are definitely dire. Therefore, in Africa, there is a need for setting a change pathway across the human structural divide, covering professionals from various disciplines including decision makers, technocrats, politicians, researchers, boundary partners, planners among others. Premised upon the above synopsis the UAIA is happy to announce the 2019 Conference themed “Africa towards a circular economy”. We remain hopeful that exchange of ideas at this conference will greatly contribute towards the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly the elimination of wastage of resources that continues to pose a major challenge to sustainable production.

Save the Date

The Conference is slated for 24th – 26th April, 2019 and the selected venue for the conference is Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. Hotel Africana is 40km away from Entebbe Airport, the main entry point to Uganda by air. A drive from Entebbe to Kampala by road would take 1 to 2 hours depending on traffic flow. More useful information regarding the impending conference will be provided on this site.

Weather advice

The climate in Uganda is tropical meaning that it experiences sunshine throughout the year with bouts of rain. The temperature range per day is 20 to 30 Degrees Celsius.

Registration

Please find below information regarding registration. Make sure to carefully read this information before proceeding to fill out the registration form. Please also make sure to read the visa application procedure and apply for a visa, if needed. Registration through the online registration form will be possible from 1st September, 2018 and close on 15th January, 2019. The Early Bird deadline is 15th January 2019.

Fee Types (explanation given below) Early Bird Late Fee
Fee for EIA practitioners 300000UGX 450000UGX
Students (Bachelors & Masters)  200000UGX 250000UGX
Training
Conference dinner & cultural show  150000UGX 200000UGX