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Bernard Namanya , Partner


Linklaters LLP, 25 rue de Marignan, 75008

Telephone:+256(0)777 688 121




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Advocate of the High Court


Bernard Namanya is a partner at BNB Advocates, a Ugandan Law Firm where he heads the climate change law practice group. He is a former member of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol (Enforcement Branch), UNFCCC (2006-2009). Bernard is also a member of Climate Change Concern, a Ugandan NGO. Bernard has over 15 years’ experience in legal practice with particular focus on climate change law and policy. Bernard possesses significant experience in climate change law and policy gained through undertaking consultancies for several national and international agencies such as Government Ministries and Departments, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank, Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), diplomatic missions, international development agencies and NGOs. Bernard is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda. .


  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda

Membership in Professional Associations/Bodies

  • Member, Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol (2006-2009)
  • Member, CDM Commentary Advisory Panel for the development of the CDM Rulebook – appointed by Baker & McKenzie (
  • Member, Uganda Law Society (ULS)
  • Member, East African Law Society (EALS)
  • Member, Uganda REDD Working Group on preparation of a REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal to the World Bank (2010)
  • Climate Change Negotiator, Uganda’s delegation to the UNFCCC COP/CMP
  • Member, Rotary International


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