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13001 Uganda - Agreement for Cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13001

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION

GLOBE Program

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and UGANDA

 

Signed at Kampala November 26, 1998

with

Appendices

 

 

 


 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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UGANDA

Environmental Cooperation: GLOBE Program

Agreement signed at Kampala November 26, 1998;
Entered into force November 26, 1998.
With appendices.

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
PREAMBLE
The Government of the United States of America (hereinafter, the
U.S side), and the Government of the Republic of Uganda
(hereinafter, the Ugandan side),
Intending to increase the awareness of students throughout the
world about the global environment,
Seeking to contribute to increased scientific understanding of
the Earth, and
Desiring to support improved student achievement in science and
mathematics,
Have agreed to cooperate in the Global Learning and Observations
to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program as follows:
ARTICLE 1 - THE GLOBE PROGRAM
The Globe Program is an international environmental science and
education program that brings students, teachers, and scientists
together to study the global environment. GLOBE has created an
international network of students at primary, middle and
secondary school levels studying environmental issues, making
environmental measurements, and sharing useful environmental data
with one another and the international science community.
ARTICLE 2 - RESPECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. The U.S side will:
1. Identify U.S schools that will participate in the GLOBE
Program (details regarding GLOBE schools are in
Appendix A);
2. Select, in consultation with international scientists
and educators, the GLOBE environmental measurements and
types of measurement equipment (described in Appendix
B);
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3. Select Principal Investigator Teams for the GLOBE
environmental measurements, and support the U.S.
members of the Teams;
4. Develop, in consultation with international scientists
and educators, GLOBE educational materials;
5. Translate GLOBE instructional materials related to
measurement procedures and data reporting protocols
into the six United Nations languages, and provide a
copy of these plus all broader GLOBE educational
materials to the Ugandan side for further reproduction
as necessary;
6. Conduct regional training sessions for GLOBE Country
Coordinators and GLOBE teachers who will serve as
trainers for additional GLOBE teachers in Uganda;
7. Design, develop, operate, and maintain GLOBE data
processing capabilities and other necessary technology
and equipment;
8. Provide GLOBE software, as necessary, for use on
Ugandan GLOBE school computers: (To the extent
possible, textual material appearing on computer
screens will be accessible in the student's choice
among the six United Nations languages.);
9. Accept environmental data reported from GLOBE schools
around the world, and develop and provide resultant
global environmental images to the Ugandan side; and
10. Evaluate the overall GLOBE Program periodically, in
consultation with international GLOBE Country
Coordinators, and modify the overall program as
appropriate.
B. The Ugandan side will:
1. Identify Ugandan schools that will participate in the
GLOBE Program (details regarding GLOBE schools are in
Appendix A) and provide an updated list of Ugandan
GLOBE schools to the U.S. side at the beginning of each
school year;
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2. Ensure that Ugandan GLOBE schools conduct the
fundamental activities of GLOBE schools detailed in
Appendix A, take GLOBE environmental measurements,
report data, and receive and use resultant global
environmental images, using GLOBE education materials
under the guidance of teachers trained to conduct the
GLOBE Program;
3. Name a Ugandan Government Point of Contact responsible
for policy-level communications with the Director of
the GLOBE Program;
4. Name a Country Coordinator responsible for day-to-day
management, oversight and facilitation of the GLOBE
Program in Uganda;
5. Ensure that the Country Coordinator and some GLOBE
teachers attend GLOBE regional training and in turn
provide GLOBE training to at least one teacher in each
Ugandan GLOBE school;
6. Ensure that GLOBE instructional materials related to
measurement procedures and data reporting protocols are
utilized in Ugandan GLOBE schools, and that broader
GLOBE educational materials are appropriately
translated, adapted, reproduced, and distributed to all
Ugandan GLOBE school;
7. Ensure that the measurement equipment used by GLOBE
schools to take GLOBE environmental measurements meets
GLOBE specifications (described in Appendix B);
8. Ensure that teachers and students at Ugandan GLOBE
schools calibrate GLOBE measurement equipment according
to procedures provided in GLOBE instructional
materials;
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9. Ensure that Ugandan GLOBE schools have the necessary
computer and communications systems for Internet/World
Wide. Web access in order to report GLOBE environmental
measurements and to receive and us GLOBE environmental
images; if such computer and communications systems are
not available in Ugandan schools, make agreed
alternative arrangements for such reporting and
receipt. At a minimum, the Ugandan Country Coordinator
will need access to the Internet so that all
measurements data from Ugandan GLOBE schools will be
reported via Internet; and
10. Evaluate GLOBE operations in Uganda periodically and
assist the U.S side in conducting periodic evaluation
of the overall GLOBE Program.
ARTICLE 3 - FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Each side will bear the costs of fulfilling its respective
responsibilities under this agreement. Obligations of each side
pursuant to this agreement are subject to its respective funding
procedures and the availability of appropriated funds, personnel,
and other resources. The conduct of activities under this
agreement will be consistent with the relevant laws and
regulations of the two sides.
ARTICLE 4 - EXCHANGE OF DATA AND GOODS
GLOBE environmental measurement data, global environmental
images, software, and educational materials will be available
worldwide without restriction as to their use or redistribution.
ARTICLE 5 - RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLOBE PROGRAM
Each side may release information on the GLOBE Program as it may
deem appropriate without prior consultation with the other.
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ARTICLE 6 - CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION
Each side will, to the extent permitted by its laws and
regulations, facilitate the movement of persons and goods
necessary to implement this agreement into and out of its
territory and accord entry to such goods into its territory free
of customs duties and other similar charges.
ARTICLE 7 - DURATION
This agreement will enter into force upon signature of the two
sides and will remain in force for five years. It will be
automatically extended for further five - year periods, unless
either side decides to terminate it and so notifies the other
side with three months written notice. This agreement may be
terminated at any time by either side upon three months prior
written notice to the other side. This agreement may be amended
by written agreement of the two sides.
Done at Kampala on the 26 day of November 1998,
in duplicate.
For the Government of the For the Government of the
United States of America Republic of Uganda
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APPENDIX A
GLOBE Schools
Each partner country is responsible for identifying its
participating schools. Schools should be selected so as to
satisfy the objectives of the GLOBE Program. In particular,
countries should emphasize the selection of schools that will
maximize the number and geographic distribution of students
worldwide participating in the program. Also, countries should
consider involving schools in locations that will yield
measurement data that is important to the international science
community.
Students at all GLOBE schools throughout the world conduct the
following fundamental activities: they make environmental
measurements at or near their schools; report their data to a
GLOBE data processing site; receive vivid graphical global
environmental images created from their data and the data from
other GLOBE schools around the world; and study the environment
by relating their observations and the resulting images to
broader environmental topics. All of these activities are
conducted under the guidance of specially trained teachers
(GLOBE-trained teachers).
GLOBE educational materials are used in GLOBE schools under the
guidance of GLOBE-trained teachers. The materials contain
instructional materials detailing procedures for taking
environmental measurements and protocols for reporting data; they
also explain the significance of the measurements, guide the use
of the global environmental images, and integrate the measurement
aspects of the program into a broader study of the environment.
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APPENDIX B
GLOBE Environmental Measurements and Equipment
GLOBE environmental measurements contribute in a significant way
to the scientific understanding of the dynamics of the global
environment. Every GLOBE school is encouraged to conduct the core
set of GLOBE environmental measurements in the following critical
areas: Atmosphere/Climate, Hydrology, Land Cover/Biology and
Soils. As the GLOBE Program evolves, specialized measurements
not common to all GLOBE schools may be added in order to address
local environmental issues.
Students at all skill levels are active participants in the GLOBE
Program. The actual participation is designed so as to be
appropriate for primary, middle and secondary school levels.
Younger students make limited measurements which may be
qualitative rather than quantitative. Older students make
additional measurements and more sophisticated measurements, as
appropriate for their skill level. Measurement equipment is not
standardized; rather, functional and performance specifications
are provided for GLOBE instruments.
Following is the list of GLOBE core measurements and equipment.
The list has been developed and will be periodically updated as
provided in Article 2.A.2, based on experience gained in
implementing the GLOBE Program.
MEASUREMENTS EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Atmosphere/Climate
Air Temperature
Precipitation
Cloud Cover/Type
Max/Min
Calibration
Instrument
Rain Gauge
Cloud Charts
Thermometer
Thermometer
Shelter
Hydrology:
Water pH
Water Temperature
Dissolved Oxygen
Alkalinity
Electrical Conductivity
pH Paper, Pen, or Meter
Organic Liquid-Filled Thermometer
Dissolved Oxygen Kit
Water Alkalinity Kit
Electrode-Type Conductivity Tester
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Land Cover/Biology
Land Cover
Species Identification
Biometry
Soils:
Soil Moisture
Soil Characterization
Remote Sensing Image
Multispec Software
Dichotomous Keys
Measuring Tape
Clinometer (Optional)
Densiometer(Optional)
Soil Sample Cans
Augur
Soil Moisture Meter (Optional)
Gypsum Blocks (Optional)
Color Chart
Graduated Cylinders
Augur (Optional)
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APPENDIX C
GLOBE Computer and Communications Systems
In order to derive maximum benefit from the GLOBE Program, all
schools are encouraged to use the Internet, along with classroom
computers. The Internet/World Wide Web multi-media information-
access capability had been selected to support the required GLOBE
school activities of data entry, data analysis, and use of global
environmental images.
The diversity of technology accessible by schools worldwide may
require, in some cases, that environmental measurements be
reported via e-mail or in hardcopy and that a variety of media,
including e-mail and hardcopy, be used to distribute global
environmental images. All schools that want to participate in
the program will be accommodated.
Technology associated with the GLOBE Program will continually
evolve to higher levels and participants will be encouraged to
upgrade over time.



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