Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) and the USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Activity are engaged in a number of initiatives aimed at, among others, to increase climate change awareness and capacity among academic staff, students and external stakeholders. This is being achieved through providing cutting edge short and long term climate change training. Against this backdrop, MUCCRI/ERICCA in collaboration with various institutions has organized two successful annual youth climate change boot camps in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Since the 1st and 2nd boot camps, participating university students have developed climate change teaching guides and materials to support the teaching and learning about climate change in primary and secondary schools. These materials have been presented to teachers from 20 pilot schools (10 Primary and 10 Secondary) in Kampala City nominated by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for feedback during a one-day workshop towards the end of 2016. The students have since been making improvements into these materials with support from a MUCCRI/ERICCA consultant which are now ready for piloting.
The 3rd Annual Climate Change Boot camp is scheduled to take place from 27th February to 3rd March 2017 and will build on the lessons learned from the previous boot camps. The model for the boot camp training will remain focused on creating a cascading effect among Ugandan youth where the key intention is to equip university students with skills and knowledge to take climate action within their communities such as reaching out to other youths and students in primary and secondary schools.
3rd Annual Youth Climate Change Boot Camp drief details here and you can download a the full Boot Camp details below:
Youth Engagement in Climate Action
Rest Gardens- Bweyogerere
27th February to 3rd March 2017
2 Costers from FHi360 to the venue and back, transport refund for students from upcountry Universities.
Flyers, Electronic media- Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Intagram and MUCCRI Website(here).
No. of participants
Total participants 60. 50 Residents - 45 students and5 facilitators (ERICCA) and 10 nonresidents mainly session facilitators who will commute to and from the boot camp. Students distribution: Kyambogo University, Mountains of the Moon University, MUBS, Busitema University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and, Makerere University.
Applications and successful applicants will be required to pay a fee of 25,000 Ugx Application procedure:
Interested students will find and download the participants application form(here).
The forms will be assessed by Technical staff from ERICCA/MUCCRI
Successful candidates will be notified and requested to pay a fee of 25000 Ugx