Many cities still have green areas in various forms, despite the fragmentation of their ecosystems. The call for integration of built form with nature is now more explicit and can be discerned from the Sustainable Development Goals of 2015 as well as the New Urban Agenda of 2016. Read more
UAL took part in the Flipflopi Project second expedition, around Lake Victoria on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Gaba Beach Hotel.
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
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For more information and/or to confirm participation please contact Mr Kweku Koranteng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
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
“I also recollect the successful 4th World Landslide Forum (WLF4) held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in May 2017, that brought over six hundred experts across the world to exchange, share, and elaborate for ways forward. It was in Ljubljana I met then the Chair of IRDR, Dr. Shuaib Lwasa, and witnessed his signing of the Sendai Partnership 2015–2025.” Download article>>
“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>>
We are host two international students Emily Strong and Ian Plekker from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Emily and Ian are masters students in International Development Studies at Utrecht University, Read more
Prof Shuaib Lwasa presenting.
Prof Shuaib’s paper titled “Understanding shocks, Poverty and inequality in Kampala” it is important to understand the drivers of poverty and inequality to combat them effectively. Read more
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.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Convened Urban Experts in Nairobi, Kenya for a Workshop on Equal Cities for All in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28, 2017.