On the 8th February 2018, MUCCRI was privileged to host the UN Environment Regional Climate change Coordinator for Africa –Dr. Richard Munang- for a public lecture that took place at School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-Engineering Conference Hall, at Makerere University. Over 200 people from the academia, government, and organizations attended the public lecture. Students from over 4 universities were in attendance. The lecture was titled ‘Making Africa work through the Power of Innovative Volunteerism’.
The 4th annual university students Climate Change Boot camp was the first organized and conducted boot camp by MUCCRI. For the last three years, USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Activity (ERICCA) has organized and worked with Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) to conduct the annual university students’ climate change boot camps with the aim to raise climate change awareness among university students in Uganda.
The USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Activity (ERICCA), the Enabling Environment for Agriculture (EEA) and Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) organized the Community-based Adaptation Learning Forum (CALF) with a goal of building on the experiences of Climate Champions to foster communal adaptation to climate change.
ERICCA/MUCCRI collaborated with KCCA to co-organize the annual Kampala City Festival on 8th Oct 2017 which drew more attention to the people of Kampala an around the world, the celebration reflected more activities more so on culture, innovation, unity and social life. It was a highly precious moment for revelers to learn, share, and network while acting as an economic engine for companies, organizations and small businesses to flourish.
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CBA 11 aimed at enhancing the capacity of practitioners, governments and donors to scale up, mainstream, monitor and support community based adaptation that reaches an ever-increasing number of vulnerable poor people affected by climate change. Alongside the CBA conference, MUCCRI organized a youth CBA event which was intended to enhance the knowledge and participation of youth in community based adaptation, practices and policy.
This program aims at training teachers in schools, to use the structured climate change lesson guides that have been developed, to deliver structured climate change information in class. This will increase the awareness of both teachers and students on climate change. A pilot was conducted to get feedback on, perceptions of the climate change teaching materials by the students.
This course provides an introduction on how to address climate change in cities and in urban areas. The short learning programme such as this one will not turn participants into climate change experts; however, it will provide an informed platform for knowledge capacity to build urban resilience to climate change.
This course provides an introduction on how to address climate change in natural resources management. The short learning programme such as this one will not turn participants into climate change experts, however, it will provide an informed platform for promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation in the environment and natural resources sectors through concrete activities by individuals and organisations.
The workshop will aim at further training the post boot camp university students, who were passionate about teaching climate change to secondary and primary school teachers. The workshop will be held from 10th to 14 April 2017.
MUCCRI was honored to participate in an interactive forum for multi-actor learning and deliberation on climate change adaptation knowledge, practice and capacity building in Africa, linked to enabling adaptation finance. Its aim was to strengthen linkages and commitment towards realizing high quality adaptation programmes and actions, supported by capacity building opportunities, and resulting in long term climate resilience among Africa’s vulnerable populations.
The Research Action Lab aimed at enhancing action research on climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector. It convened a strategic group of up to 40 stakeholders ranging from academia from Makerere University, government and non-government institutions, research institutions, project implementing partners, civil society, to development partners with the intent to stimulate a discussion and co-creation of new ideas and strategies that will shape future research on adaptation in agriculture through identification of research gaps.
The boot camp was held from 27th February to 3rd March 2017. It built on the lessons learned from the previous 2 boot camps. It brought together over 80 student from 8 Universities in Uganda and over 20 facilitators from all over the country.