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Communities for the future

Communities for the future

Everyone grows up dreaming of a better life than they have; a better situation; a better future. For children born and raised in East African slums this too is a dream they have. Residents of Kibera slum, Nairobi, hope for and hold on to these dreams; for them, their dream is just across the road […]

UNICEF warns of a spike in HIV infections due to El Nino

UNICEF warns of a spike in HIV infections due to El Nino

Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations children’s’ agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. More than 60 million people, two thirds of them in east and southern […]

Parliament urged to finalise on climate change bill

Parliament urged to finalise on climate change bill

Members of Parliament on the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change have said contributions by major environmental polluting countries like US and China in mitigating climate change effects in developing countries is too little to avert disasters like floods, mudslides, drought and poor harvests among others. MPs including Ora county MP Lawrence Songa Biyika, Moroto MP Samuel […]

National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

National Forest Authourity calls for climate change fund

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Ministry of water and Environment calls on members of parliament to advocate for the climate change fund. This comes as environmentalists and youth were discussing promotion of tree planting with members of parliament at parliament. The head of climate change in the ministry of water and Environment Chebet Maikut says […]

Involve communities in fight against encroachers on wildlife centers – Mutagamba

Involve communities in fight against encroachers on wildlife centers  – Mutagamba

Outgoing Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Maria Mutagamba says that the problem of encroachers on wildlife centers can be solved if the wildlife authority can involve the communities in the planning, management and advocacy for wildlife conservation. Handing over office to the incoming minister, professor Ephraim Kamuntu, Mutagamba  said that this is the only way people will own, […]

Kamuntu asks developing nations to implement global agreement on climate change

Kamuntu asks developing nations to implement global agreement on climate change

Uganda’s minister for water and environment professor Ephraim Kamuntu calls on developing nations on behalf of African countries to implement the global agreement on climate change that was signed by about 200 nations in the world to reduce the green gas emissions to the atmosphere. While opening an international conference on sustainable consumption and production, professor Kamuntu said that the […]

When a lake gives more than ‘fish’: A peek into Ggaba’s mushrooming businesses, a livelihood for many at Uganda’s Lake Victoria in Kampala.

When a lake gives more than ‘fish’: A peek into Ggaba’s mushrooming businesses, a livelihood for many at Uganda’s Lake Victoria in Kampala.

UGANDA is by far one of the most beautiful countries on earth. To many visitors, it’s a place that has welcoming people. Uganda’s charm mostly lies in its astonishing diversity – of wildlife, vegetation, landscapes and cultures – the beautiful land. Perhaps it is no wonder that Winston Churchill popularized this by naming it the […]

MP lobbys for social services for Aringa

MP lobbys for social services for Aringa

ARINGA SOUTH MP, Odria Alioni Yorke plans to aggressively embark on ensuring that social services like water, education and income generating activities are put in place to improve the live hood of Aringa people and Arua at large. Odria says that government has put in place livelyhood programs to help the youth and the women however […]

Ugandan statement on signing of the Paris agreement on Climate Change

Ugandan statement on signing of the Paris agreement on Climate Change

  NEW YORK, 22 APRIL 2016. H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, Their Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to convey warm fraternal greetings and best wishes from H.E. Yoweri Kaguta […]

Uganda ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

Uganda ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

With climate change still a major global challenge pausing threats to the eco-systems and natural resources that support livelihoods on the earth, Uganda, after the December Paris climate change meeting, has finally ratified the Paris agreement under the UN framework convention on climate change which now compels Uganda to re-commit herself to the global efforts […]

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