The World Wide Fund for Nature – Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) in partnership with the Uganda Forestry Working Group (UFWG) C/O Environmental Alert; the Secretariat is spearheading the process to develop a National Standard for Sustainable Forest Management and forest certification in Uganda. The partnership provides an opportunity for multi-stakeholder participation in the process of developing the national standard through harnessing the diverse nature of UFWG membership which among others includes: environmentalists, sociologists, ecologists, civil society organizations, economists, forest owners/managers, government institutions, local community representatives, private sector and academia have been engaged.

The draft standard (National Forestry Stewardship Standards for Uganda) –  is already in place and consultations with the general public are ongoing before their approval.