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Creating Public Awareness about the Minamata Convention on Mercury and Mercury Pollution in Uganda

This report by Pro-biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU) describes a project carried out in the capital city of Kampala. The main objective of the project was to raise public awareness about the Minamata Convention on Mercury as well as on general mercury pollution. The project successfully convened a joint stakeholder dialogue for technocrats from the sectors of mining, health, environment, water and industry, as well as Members of Parliament and representatives from civil society, to raise awareness on mercury pollution and the need to accelerate Treaty ratification. In addition, PROBICOU conducted a public media campaign about the importance of the Convention as well as the dangers of mercury pollution on human health and the environment.

Mr. Muyambi Ellady, PROBICOU Board Member and Secretary General for UNETMAC, talking about the dangers of mercury pollution on human health and the environment during one of the radio talk shows

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