U.S. MISSION UGANDA PRESS RELEASE | June 28, 2019 | PR 07/19
U.S. Government Provides Training on Uganda’s Water Management Systems
KAMPALA, Uganda – U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac and Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment Director Dominic Kavutse closed out a three-day training through the U.S. government’s Ambassador’s Water Expert Program (AWEP) on June 27.
AWEP brought U.S. Department of the Interior technical expert Nick Dickinson to Uganda to provide technical expertise in data analysis to 25 Ministry of Water and Environment officials from rural districts. Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment has already shown strong leadership in water security and management, and training through AWEP will strengthen the Ministry’s evidence-based approach to ensuring all Ugandans can access clean water.
Ambassador Malac noted that Uganda was the first African country selected to benefit from AWEP, which is funded through U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program.
Ambassador Malac cited AWEP as an example of the United States’ commitment to the U.S.-Uganda partnership, and of the willingness of the American people to continue to invest in the future of all Ugandans.
For more information, contact:
Nanyonga Dorothy, Information Assistant, U.S. Mission Uganda