Sustainable Wetland Restoration and Management in Uganda (SURE-WET)

NatureUganda in collaboration with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is implementing a project titled “Addressing technical, institutional and socio-economic constraints to upscaling of sustainable wetland restoration and management in Uganda” (SURE-WET) . The project is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) through the biodiversity research and knowledge program “Encouraging the development of a pro-nature economy” (ECOPRONAT).  It’s focus is on the Rufuha wetlands in Ntungamo District and the Lubigi wetlands in Kampala.


  1. Document the biodiversity within Rufuha and Lubigi Wetlands to facilitate effective conservation and management.
  2. Develop a Locally Based Monitoring Tool (LBM) for community biodiversity monitoring, contributing to conservation, research, and capacity building efforts.
  3. Test and implement the LBM approach

Project Partners:

  1. NatureUganda
  2. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  3. Makerere University
  4. Ministry of Water and Environment
  5. Local Governments (Rufuha, Kampala, and Wakiso)
  6. Local Communities

Key Project Activities Implemented:

  1. Baseline Biodiversity Assessments in Rufuha and Lubigi wetlands
  2. Developing the Locally Based Monitoring Tool (LBM)

Next Steps:

  1. Implement the Locally Based Monitoring Tool (LBM).
  2. Analyze baseline biodiversity assessment data.
  3. Develop conservation and management strategies based on assessment findings.