Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change (PFCC)
PARLIAMENTARY FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE-UGANDA (PFCC-U)
The Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change-Uganda (PFCC-U) was formed in 2008 by members of the 8th parliament to respond to the pressing environmental, social and economic issues presented by Climate Change. The Forum was first registered as a company Ltd by Guarantee without share capital on 9th April 2009 Reg No.10792. Later the Forum got registered with the NGO Board as an Indigenous NGO Registration No. S.5914/12463 on 19th May 2016. Based on the subscription of the 10th Parliament by 20th July 2016, the Forum has a membership of 215 of which 80 are females. Being among the first parliamentary forum on climate change in Africa, the forum has influenced parliamentary climate change dialogue and reforms in many regions of the continent.
PFCC-U takes cognizance of the need to enhance the legislative, oversight, budgeting and representation roles of parliamentarians as a mechanism for mainstreaming climate change concerns into the national and global development frameworks such as the National Development Plan (NDP), Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs), the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the climate Change policy and the Green Growth Strategy (GGS). The Forum accomplished its first strategic Plan 2013-2017 and developed a new strategic Plan to guide its interventions for 2018-2022 with the following descriptions;
The forum’s Vision is a prosperous and climate change-resilient UgandaGoal
The goal of PFCC is to re-position parliamentary roles for a climate resilient Uganda.O 2: To ensure the enactment of inclusive, resilient and gender sensitive climate change laws that incorporates Integrated Risk Management principles in partnership with various stakeholders
SO 3: To provide an interface for climate change dialogue and a channel through which different stakeholders can have their climate change views voiced to parliament and in different fora, nationally/internationally.
SO 4: To support gender inclusive climate change sensitive budgetary allocations and appropriation.
THE PFCC-U CONCEPTUAL STRATEGY
Acomplishments over the years
i) Awareness and capacity building for Members of Parliament and selected constituencies on the implication of climate change effects and legislation.
ii) Field excursions, benchmarking missions and learning visits to well perfoming approved climate Change Technologies nationally and internationally.
iii) Supporting national climate change policy and Climate Change law development processes; PFCC-U members provided in-put during the development of the National Climate Change Policy and the ongoing climate Change Bill. More involvement is expected during the policy and law implementation.
iv) Supporting national REDD+ process; forum members participated during the advance consultations for developing the REDD+ R-PP and the Consultation and Participation plan submitted to the World Bank/FCPF.
v) Influencing global climate dialogue; PFCC-U has always been represented among the government delegation for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COPs) since 2010 in Cancún, Mexico to date where members actively participated in several sessions of the conferences. In addition, PFCC-U has been taking part in the International Renewable Energy Agency in the quest to direct Uganda’s transition to a sustainable energy future.
vi)The previous and current Strategic Plan involved a number of consultations from the Members and other stakeholders.
vii) Promoting PFCC vision; several stakeholders; government agencies, CSOs and development partners have been sensitized about the unique climate change mitigation/adaptation opportunities that can arise through the forum. Some have expressed interest in working with the forum.
viii) Increase in subscription; membership was 45 at the commencement of the ninth parliament. This has since more than doubled over time to date with over 200 membership by MPs.
ix) Regional climate integration; with support from Uganda parliament, GIZ and Ministry of Water and Environment, the forum convened a regional climate change symposium in Kampala in 2010. This brought together policy makers from the EAC and SADC to discuss regional climate change concerns. The Forum is in partnership with the Climate Parliament to advance climate mitigation options.
Institutional setup The Forum Patron is the Right Honorable Speaker of Parliament. On 19th July 2016, the Forum elected the new leadership of the 9 members that form the Executive Committee as below;
|Chair person: Hon. Biyika Lawrence Songa||Ora County||Zombo District-West Nile||0777-980010|
|Vice Chairperson: Hon. Anifa B. Kawooya||Sembabule District Woman MP||Sembabule District-Central||0772-506234|
|Secretary: Hon. Byarugaba Alex||Isingiro South||Isingiro District-Western||0772-427954|
|Publicity/Mobiliser: Hon. Kunihira Agnes||Female Workers’ MP||0702-437248 /0772-437248|
|Treasurer: Hon. Yeri Apollo Ofwono||Tororo Municipality||Tororo District||0772-449405|
|Western: Hon Gordon Bafaki||Kazo County||Kiruhura District||0772625137|
|Central: Hon. Dr. Keefa Kiwanuka||Kiboga East||Kiboga||0772-350352|
|Northern: Hon Lamwaka Margaret||Kitgum Woman MP||Kitgum District||0772353010|
|Eastern: Hon. Violet Akurut Adome||Katakwi WP||Katakwi District||0772696249|
PFCC-U has continued to receive financial support and funding from different agencies locally and internationally to whom we are so grateful. We are particularly grateful for the continued funding from Parliament, Partners for Resilience (PfR) through Cordaid, GIZ, UNDP, FAO, IUCN, Dan Church Aid DFID/UKaid and IITA. We also acknowledge support from the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment and, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries as well as the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
Partnering with us
For support or partnership with PFCC-U in its programmes, please visit, write or call us using the following addresses/contacts:
Development House RM B09, Plot 16 –18, Parliament Avenue. P.O Box 7178, Kampala – Uganda, Telephone (office) +256 414 377 708
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: https://pfccparliament.go.ug
The Coordinator (Kaaya Christine N) +256772570095/ email@example.com
The Program Officer (Businge Nicholas) +256782454695/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finance Manager (Brenda Tuhirirwe) +256782231800/ email@example.com