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Invitation to a REDD-EA Dissemination Workshop Scheduled for 19th – 20th November, 2017

Makerere University is collaborating on a project called Building capacity for REDD+ in East Africa for improved ecosystem health and for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa (REDD-EA).  REDD+ is a policy framework aimed at mitigating climate change. 

The project supports 14 PhD students and 27 master’s students and several senior researchers at both Makerere university (Mak) and at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

The goal of the REDD-EA project is to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved ecosystem health for sustainable livelihoods in Eastern Africa.  The intended outcome is to strengthen capacity of Central government, local government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and community institutions to plan and implement REDD+. 

In line with the above objective, a two-day dissemination workshop has been organized to enable the students to disseminate their findings to key stakeholders. This will take place on the 19th and 20th November 2017 at Kolping hotel starting at 9am. Attached is a program.

PDF:  Please see tentative program attached.

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Annual Student Agricultural Exhibition and Career Expo.

Background

Makerere University  College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(CAES), is organizing the annual Agricultural exhibition and career expo from 21st to 23rd March 2017 at the Makerere University Freedom square under  the theme, “The role of Youth and Small holder farmers in agricultural transformation amidst changing climate and growing population”.

Agriculture is the major employer and accounts for more than 30 per cent of GDP in low-income countries (World Development Indicators 2014 data) and is among the most sensitive sectors to climate change. Meta-analysis presented in the Fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2013) report provides evidence that climate change without adaptation will have negative effects on the yields of major staple crops where local temperatures increase 2°C or more above 1990s levels. Tropical regions are likely to experience stronger yield decline than temperate regions (Porter et al. 2014). Combined with future challenges of population growth, demographic transitions and conservation of ecosystem services, climate change puts future food security and rural prosperity at stake. Whereas Agriculture has been identified as one of the key sectors that can generate wealth with high employment potential (Uganda Vision 2040); it is still on record that majority of the youth are unemployed and most of the food is produced by small holder farmers amidst increasing challenges of climate change and high population growth rates.

It is based on this argument that despite efforts by the youth and the small holder farmers, there is still a lot that needs to be done to increase their resilience against climate change and the dynamic agribusiness sub-sector. This exhibition and career expo will make known to the public the most recent innovations, technologies, products, farming practices and services that can be used to solve problems and make farming and farming businesses a success.

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2ndENRICH International Conference “Promoting partnerships between Government, Industry and Higher Education Institutions in energy access and efficiency within East Africa”.

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2ndENRICH International Conference

“Promoting partnerships between Government, Industry and Higher Education Institutions in energy access and efficiency  within East Africa”

Venue:Hotel Africana, Plot 2/4 Wampewo Avenue

Kampala, Uganda

8th September, 2016

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