It was founded in 1990. It monitors the national biological resources in Uganda and provides information to conservationists, government agencies, NGOs, Land managers and others interested in conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources.
The laboratory carries out assessment and monitoring of water and wetlands resources with emphasis on wise use of these resources and pollution control. It is equipped for water quality and plant analysis. It involves national and regional projects like L. Victoria Environmental project (LVEMP) and the East African Regional Programme and Research Network for Biotechnology, Bio safety and Biotechnology Policy Development (BIO-EARN). In addition, the laboratory is connected to a Local Area Network.
The laboratory is a teaching and research facility. It was established under the auspices of DANIDA ENRECA (Enhancement of Research Capacity) with the aim of training African scientists and generating scientific information necessary for conservation of Africa
This was initiated in 1992 by several departments of Makerere University after realizing that the training facility in remote sensing and GIS techniques for applications in fields of natural resource surveys and management was becoming essential. The laboratory has 17 personal computers connected to a local area network.
Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) was launched in 2013. The MUCCRI establishment efforts are motivated by the need to strengthen climate change research, innovations and information generation and dissemination in the university by providing a one stop centre for climate change research and innovations. The Centre is designed to work under four major themes namely Climate Science Mitigation Adaptation, and Policy, Training and Outreach.
The Centre is planned to be a semi-autonomous entity under Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), answerable to an Advisory Board. The board will be composed of members from Makerere University, and representatives from relevant Organisations and Government Departments. Thematic work is designed to be overseen by a Scientific Committee. The day-to-day running of the Centre is carried out by a Coordinator.