Invitation: Webinar on ENACTing energy access in Africa’s urban informal settlements: 30 March 2021

Invitation: Webinar on ENACTing energy access in Africa’s urban informal settlements: 30 March 2021

Dear Colleagues,

As part of ICLEI Africa’s Changing Cities webinar series, we wish to invite you to a webinar on ENACTing energy access in Africa’s urban informal settlements: How can private-public partnerships unlock the potential for improved access?

Below please find an embedded invitation: The webinar is scheduled as follows:

Date:30 March 2021
Time (CAT):14:00 – 15:30
RSVP by:20 March 2021
Click Here To Register

For more information and/or to confirm participation please contact Mr Kweku Koranteng at

Kampala Green Circular Economy Exhibition

Kampala Green Circular Economy Exhibition

Following the unprecedented success of the first expedition to Zanzibar which brought global attention to the African plastic revolution, the Flipflopi Project is organizing a second expedition, around Lake Victoria on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Gaba Beach Hotel. The expedition started in Kisumu on 4th of March.

The event will start at 8.30am and end at 3pm, please see below the template of the event:

  8.30-9.30am Clean up at Ggaba Beach (market, fishing landing site) with #EndPlasticPollution Uganda and Fridays for Future Uganda
SATURDAY 20 MARCH 10am 94Flipflopi Boat arrives at Ggaba Beach landing site, media opportunity.
  10am-3pm Kampala Green Circular Economy Exhibition (recycling workshops will be animated by the Flipflopi team).
  3pm Flipflopi Boat leaves

KNOW Kampala Project supports Community Briquette Groups

KNOW Kampala Project supports Community Briquette Groups
Frank Mugagga

After two year-long successive capacity building activities, trainings and interventions and knowledge sharing through peer to peer learning and exchanges in the whole energy briquettes value chain, including product development, production, business plan development, branding, marketing and promotion, the KNOW Kampala city partner’s project on the 22nd January 2021, held a seeding event where seven (7) groups involved in briquette making were handed a seed grant in form of briquette making machines comprising of a Multi Piston Press, Manual Crusher, Manual Mixer, and a Carbonizer -a set of all the four machines, to each of the seven groups. The groups that received the seed grant include: Daala Ku Daala Prosper Saving Group, Exodus Briquettes Producers’ Group Masanafu, Kamu Kamu Development Association, Kasubi Zone III Briquette Group, Kyosimba Onanya, Masanafu Women Development Association (MWODEA), and Namungoona Women’s Initiative. Also in attendance were representatives from Makerere University, department of Geography, Geo-informatics and climatic sciences, Kasubi Parish Local Community Development Initiative (KALOCODE), and Lubaga Charcoal Briquette Cooperative Society Limited (LUCHACOS), ACTogether Uganda, Slum Dwellers’ International (SDI)/National Slum Dwellers’ Federation Uganda (NSDFU), Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, GreenBioEnergy Limited, and Local council leaders. Download full report

Connecting local to regional and international research processes

Connecting local to regional and international research processes
Mfitumukiza David

“I have been invited to consult and engage with international organizations such as the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the International Science Council, because of the visibility of scientific outputs stemming from START initiatives.”

Shuaib Lwasa is an esteemed professor at Makere University, Uganda, involved in a variety of local, regional and international research and assessment efforts, including those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

At Makere University, Shuaib leads the Urban action lab, “a platform for engagement with ministries, communities, NGOs, and international think tanks,” explains Shuaib. “We are currently working with international partners on three projects on climate change adaptation, climate change and health in vulnerable communities, and inequalities and systemic factors that amplify challenges posed by climate change.” Read More>> 

Flattening the hierarchies between academics and community agents in research for sustainable energy communities in Kampala City, Uganda

As part of its approach to changing the culture of knowledge creation, through collaborative learnings amongst academic researchers, community representatives and policy actors, the Urban Action Lab (UAL) Makerere University Uganda in partnership with the Living Lab of University of Nairobi, has enhanced the collaborative learning capacities of postgraduate students at the Department of Geography
and Community representatives from Kasubi-Kawaala.
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