Disaster risk management and oil production in Uganda: Need for a win to win approach

This paper’s information is drawn on excerpts of literature reviewed about disasters and oil resource from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations and Uganda, oil and disaster scholarship, media and other sources. The authors note that challenges ahead of Uganda’s disaster risk management (DRM) emanating from its dawning oil era, are not devoid from other oil producing states.

Recommendations made in this publication are the following among others (pp. 16-18):

  • Uganda ought to always remain committed to its national, sub-regional or international disaster risk reduction (DRR) mechanisms.
  • The country should draw appropriate lessons from the robust achievements of successful oil producing countries that preceded her while avoiding and desisting from failures.
  • Uganda’s past disaster experiences is another baseline to always guide its DRM mechanisms especially in the midst of its approaching oil industry.
  • A holistic approach converging multi-stakeholders onto the consultative and inclusive board, within and outside Uganda should always be encouraged in all matters pertaining the oil sector and DRM.

This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Balikuddembe, J.K.; Ardalan, A.
21 p.

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