MUCCRI is one of the responses to the country-wide and east Africa regional need for a well-known location for Climate Change research information, innovations, training, and outreach.
To prepare students in higher institutions of learning to adapt to some of the growing risks caused by a changing climate, MUCCRI with support from the USAID/ Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation (ERICCA) Activity trains undergraduate and graduate students from around Uganda. To support the understanding that climate knowledge can be applied in many aspects of our lives, field trips are held during trainings to locations are the country that would provide the best local examples of either mitigation or adaptation actions combating the impacts of climate change.
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.
The programme will be implemented through three stages:
Application And Selection Criteria:
Applications are highly invited from enthusiastic final year undergraduate students with a great passion to develop a career around climate change and rural development. Recent graduates who completed their bachelor’s degree in the last one year are also encouraged to apply. Nonetheless, priority will be given to final year undergraduate students.
Bootcamps are intensive short period training which are often used to make a big movement in an issue. Bootcamps may have a number of workshops usually active/participatory sessions and training which follow a broader range of formats.
The Annual Climate Change Bootcamps bring together youths from different professionals and backgrounds, And it’s where further training is incorporated with field based learning activities in areas within Uganda so as to give an idea of how global issues related to climate change are reflected in the local environment (e.g. with deforestation, and physical impacts). This is away of building capacity of Youths first in order to understand fundamental issues related to climate change such that they can spearhead their fellow youths and communities in climate change Action.
Students' Boot Camps 2017:
Past Students' Boot Camps:
Student’s Conferences at MUCCRI targets to incorporate the ideas and innovations of students in the policy recommendation on mitigation or adaptation actions that combat the impacts of climate change.
MUCCRI student’s conferences are multi-dimensional involving discussions on how the students can engage in climate change adaptation, but importantly looking at ways of building long lasting, beneficial, and sustainable systems that can benefit young people while enhancing their ability to participate in climate change response actions and enhancing ecosystem resilience. The conferences play a vital role in building a stronger network among students’ participants and sharing their knowledge and ideas.
Students' Boot Camps 2017: