UAL Coordinator Delivers Seminar at Oxford Martin School

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Leapfrogging urban development:navigating resource competition and low carbon transitions for inclusive and sustainable African cities. The urgency of limiting global warming to under 2˚C has been emphasized by the recent rulebook at COP24 in Katowice. This comes after the release of the IPCC special report on impacts of 1.5 ˚C which identifies pathways for accelerated action to limit global warming and address resource competition through changes in multiple areas including: energy, water, land use and ecosystems, urban and infrastructure, and … Read More

The First Graduates from the Urban Action Lab (UAL)

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The first graduates from the Urban Action Lab (UAL) Buyinza Ambrose Wabwire and Teddy Kisembo graduated on the 15th Jan 2015 with MA Land Use and Regional Development. Ambrose’s research thesis was on Seasonal Variability of Pasture Biomass and Carrying Capacity in Karamoja Sub-Region, he determined the grazing carrying capacity of pasture biomass for livestock (grazers) by classifying and quantifying pasture biomass for grazers in Karamoja rangelands and assessing the spatial-temporal variability of pasture biomass quantity. The study shows that … Read More

URBAN KNOW WORKSHOP IN KAMPALA

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As part of the Knowledge for Action in Urban Equality (Urban KNOW) project, the Kampala City team hosted a workshop on the 13th of December, 2018, in collaboration with research partners from University College of London (UCL). Also in attendance were researchers and stakeholders drawn from the Urban Action Lab, Makerere University (UAL), Kasubi Parish local Community Development Initiative (KALOCODE), Lubaga Charcoal Briquette Cooperative Society Limited (LUCHACOS), ACTogether (the support NGO for Uganda’s Federation of Urban Poor), Shelter and Settlements … Read More

News Publication “Experimentation in an African Neighborhood: Reflections for Transitions to Sustainable Energy in Cities”

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Experimentation in an African Neighborhood: Reflections for Transitions to Sustainable Energy in Cities 10 December 2018 Studies on transitions to sustainable energy in cities point to different types of experimentation including niche experiments, bounded socio-technical experiments, transition experiments and grassroots experiments. This paper argues that experimentation in African cities cannot be definitively framed into such types because each case harbors a unique perspective with implications for how it is understood conceptually. This is based on a transdisciplinary inquiry into waste … Read More

UrbanKnow team Kampala, Uganda and Partners:

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ACTogether, SSA-UHSNET, UHCU, LUCHACOS and KALOCODE community Members at the KNOW inception workshop, at Hotel Africana, discussing pathways to Urban Equality. The Inequality in Kampala is mainly; inaccessibility to sanitation services, the supply of clean water, reliable electricity and good law enforcement due to unfavorable urban policies, bureaucratic tendencies and resistance towards change in investment priorities. Members sited Briquette production, Urban Agriculture, turning Wastes to Energy and Adoption of a participatory approach in policy development and/or policy review versus the … Read More

Effective urban land use in Kampala against the backdrop of competing interests

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As part of a series of urban thinkers dialogues organized under the theme “The City We Need” – aimed at creating strategic platforms for multi-stakeholder engagements that can lead to a more transformative and sustainable urbanization process, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in partnership with Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children Welfare (UCOBAC) organized a high level dialogue, which will facilitated critical exchange between government departments, civil society and other key stakeholders on effective urban land use in Kampala against the backdrop of competing interests … Read More

New Publication on “Gender Ideologies and Climate Risk: How is the Connection Linked to Sustainability in an African City?”

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Gender Ideologies and Climate Risk: How is the Connection Linked to Sustainability in an African City? Kareem Buyana, Urban Action Lab, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Loraine Amollo, School of the Arts and Design, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya Shuaib Lwasa, Department of Geography, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Peter Kasaija, Urban Action Lab, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Abstract Although African cities are nodes of scalable solutions to climate uncertainty, adaptation efforts rarely build on the gender-climate nexus for sustainability. This article examines how gender … Read More

New Publication on “The urban south and the predicament of global sustainability”

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“The urban south and the predicament of global sustainability Harini Nagendra, Xuemei Bai, Eduardo S. Brondizio & Shuaib Lwasa Nature Sustainabilityvolume 1, pages341–349 (2018) Abstract Urbanization is a global phenomenon with strong sustainability implications across multiple scales. We argue that much of the associated challenges, and opportunities, are found in the global south. We show that urban issues in the global south are distinctly and statistically different from those in the global north, but our current urban knowledge is predominantly … Read More

KCCA HOLDS THE THIRD KAMPALA PUBLIC –PRIVATE WASTE WATER DIALOGUE (KWWD) 2018

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KCCA holds the third Kampala Public- Private Waste Water dialogue with the theme: Collaborated planning towards amicable actions for a pollution free Kampala city on the 8th of June 2018 at Speke Resort Munyono. The dialogue was attended by different Pollution Control Task Force made up of KCCA, NWSC, DWRM and NEMA supported by GIZ and IWaSP. UMA, UPCP as the industrial sector support and other actors like the ministry of Water, the Academia, Environment Alert etc. Prof Shuaib Lwasa … Read More

The World Resources Institute is to launch a World Resources Report Towards a More Equal City,series

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Announcement of the launch by the World Resources Report (WRR),Towards a More Equal City,series. The paper is entitled,Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South, co-authored with WIEGO. The launch event will be held in WRI’s office in D.C. Please find all the information here Click here for more information.

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