Institutional framework for environmental security in Uganda
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Given the increasing threat posed by environmental insecurity coupled with global warming, destruction of the Ozon layer and emission of dangerous gases across the global, it was paramount for a study to be conducted so as to examine the impact of institutional framework on environmental security in Uganda. This study was guided by three specific objectives such as; To establish the existing institutional framework for environmental security in Uganda; To examine the effectiveness of the existing institutional framework for environmental security in Ugandan; To establish the challenges encountered in promoting environmental security in Uganda. In order to achieve these objectives, the study adopted a critical security study school that provides the human security studies theory and the two debates of anthropocentricism and ecocentrism perspectives of environmental security. Asa result, a case study design guided the study, data was collected using documentary review method while data was analysed thematically. The findings of the study reveal that there are a number of institutional frameworks in form of organizations and legal policies that have been established to ensure environmental security. These institutional frameworks seem to be effective despite the challenges they encounter in terms of resources, policy and human error. The implications and recommendations are therein presented following the discussion of the findings.