The Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project was designed to align with existing socio-economic development and climate change goals, including the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), which was being drafted at the time of the project inception. The project also sought to build the capacity of the Government of Uganda’s Climate Change Unit (CCU), within the Ministry of Water and Environment, for the coordination of climate change mitigation efforts across sectors.

A stocktaking exercise that preceded the development of LECB in Uganda identified the need to build technical capacity for the development of a national inventory system that will support greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, the preparation of the National Communications and a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system. Capacity for the development of a Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) was also identified as a need.