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Parks and Informal Spaces in Kampala Uganda

Details

Over the last two years, Non-communicable Diseases Information and Control Centre (NICC) has conducted two studies in Uganda to determine the availability and quality of parks and informal spaces for active recreation in the capital city Kampala. The study reports recommended the need for a public dialogue on how to improve the infrastructure for active recreation and consequently the health and quality of life for the city residents.

This project is intended to launch the two reports.  This offers the springboard to set into motion the dialogue among officials and the community with the overall goal being to establish a network of partners in Uganda who are committed to encouraging greater park development.  The ultimate vision of this work is to improve the availability and quality of formal and informal spaces for active recreation in the city.

Location

Kampala, Uganda

Partners

  • Non-communicable Diseases Information and Control Centre

Timeline

January 2015 to October 2016

Expected Results

  • Increased stakeholders’ (public, decision makers, elected officials and media) understanding of the importance parks and open spaces in protecting and improving the environment, health and improving the quality of life of city residents.
  • Increased  number of organizations working and advocating for the improvement of the availability and quality of open spaces for active recreation in the city.

Further Details

The two studies found that informal open spaces are critical components of residents' access to recreational space in the city.  Unfortunately,  our findings point to a shortage of open spaces in Kampala Capital City. 

Publications

Reports