A Rocha Uganda
A Rocha Uganda was established as an official A Rocha project in June 2010.
Our goal is to restore degraded environments, conserve nature and encourage
local communities to use natural resources in a sustainable way.
What we do
Research and advocacy:
Through our ongoing research and monitoring of Lubigi Wetland, Kampala's
largest remaining lake, A Rocha Uganda is assessing the plants and wildlife that
it supports and the extent of damage that is occurring. Through this work, we
hope to establish strategies to restore and conserve the remaining wetland.
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project is helping to improve the
living conditions of communities in Namungoona village. Activities such as
rebuilding public wells and toilets and providing training on how to construct
bio-sand water filters, help to minimize the spread of diseases amongst local
The A Rocha Environmental Education Programme (AREEP) is reaching out to
children and young people to encourage them to care for their environment.
Watch the A Rocha Uganda film:
Meet Sara Kaweesa, our National Director, and hear about how A Rocha is
studying and protecting the Lubigi Wetland through our work with local
School for the Deaf receives a bio-sand water filter 15 June 2012
was joy all round when children from Uganda School for the Deaf in Ntinda
received and installed their first bio-sand water filter, kindly donated by
friends of A Rocha Uganda. The filter wi... (read more)
A Rocha children speak out on wetland conservation 24 May 2012
A recent highlight for the A Rocha Uganda team was March’s wetland
conservation campaign, aimed at instilling good conservation morals in the
youngsters of the nation. The event was organized by A ... (read more)
Making urban farming work in vulnerable slum communities 24 May 2012
Farming is a time-honoured practice in many African families, with men
traditionally growing crops to sell and women growing legumes and other
vegetables to feed the family. However, in recent year... (read more)