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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MUCCRI has over the last three years been supported by ERICCA to engage in climate change adaptation training, research and outreach activities that have generated various outputs. These outputs need to be packaged into knowledge products that can be disseminated to various users and the wider public through the MUCCRI website and other avenues.
The 2017 internship programme will focus on smallholder farming communities susceptible to drought mainly in the following districts of Uganda; Mubende, Kiboga, Luweero, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Sembabule, Kasese, Isingiro, Bushenyi, Mbale, Iganga, Hoima, Gulu and Lira.
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.