Emmanuel Is a confident, highly driven graduate from Makerere University with a forestry background. He has worked extensively on various Youth Initiatives and projects in Climate Change, Awareness, mitigation and capacity building under a Multidisciplinary Student’s Climate Change Network.
Emmauel is one the pupils that were chosen to undertake an undergraduate research at MUCCRI, the research was funded by ERICCA a project working with MUCCRI and the project focuses on helping Uganda, build a hub of academic, professional development and research excellence in climate science, Climate Adaptation and related disciplines (Read more about ERRICA here).
Emmauel did research on “Ecosystem-based adaptation: Opportunities for smallholder farmers to adapt to drought in Nakasongola District, Central Uganda”. His research findings and outputs can be found Click here.
I really feel blessed that I was chosen to take part in the ERICCA/MUCCRI undergraduate multi-disciplinary research sponsorship at my undergraduate.
This has been a golden opportunity for me to widen my understanding in climate change research from conceptualization to the final reporting and presentation, Team building and team work among others. I can’t stress enough how important or relevant this scholarship is towards my career development.
Ingrid is a community forester by profession with speciality in climate change capacity building with a strong passion for climate change activism and awareness amongst the youth. She is currently a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative and has worked with several youths in universities to raise climate change awareness as the organizing Secretary of the Makerere University Climate Change Association and the Climate change team leader at Operation Kindness Uganda. She also has experience in permaculture designs for sustainable agriculture systems and multidisciplinary research on Climate Change and Agriculture. She is a strong advocate for youth empowerment and social justice with a passion for youth participation in agriculture and the fight against climate change.
Ingrid is one the pupils that were chosen to undertake an undergraduate research at MUCCRI, the research was funded by ERICCA a project working with MUCCRI and the project focuses on helping Uganda, build a hub of academic, professional development and research excellence in climate science, Climate Adaptation and related disciplines (Read more about ERRICA here).
Ingrid did research on "Farmers’ Agroforestry Adaptive Capacity in Nakasongola District Central Uganda." Her research findings and outputs can be found Click here.
I believe in learning from others every other day of my life, ERICCA granted me a golden opportunity to meet and learn from other people with skills from different disciplines and different backgrounds while I also shared my skills and knowledge as a proactive young lady. This did not only enable me to improve my research and writing skills but also grow myself as an individual and I have been able to use the skills acquired to contribute to my vision of improving livelihoods through Climate change awareness and research. Different trainings offered by MUCCRI engaging different stakeholders could not have left me the same person, I learnt how to relate with teams and improve my skills in public speech and engagement. I am very confident to say that my experience as a MUCCRI beneficiary was extremely exciting and valuable for both my career and overall general development. Above all, besides my career growth, it was a wonderful fun filled experience that enhanced my social life and networking opportunities, I made friends that make me a better person every day. May be there are other great experiences but this was surely one of the greatest. I could never thank the MUCCRI team enough.