They observed that climate change is directly contributing to humanitarian emergencies spared by heatwaves, wildfires, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes. Those and similar climate shocks are only increasing in scale, frequency and intensity.
Dubbed ALTÉRRA, the fund will allocate $25 billion to climate strategies and $5 billion to incentivize investment flows to countries like Uganda or generally the global South to fight the effects of climate change.
Speaking at the project launch in Gulu City, Edward Khaukha, the World Vision Uganda Regional Programme Manager for Northern/Karamoja Region says the FMNR project seeks to promote the conservation of natural tree cover by farmers.
Emmanuel Ariho, the Rukiga District Environment Officer, explained that this move aligns with the government's initiative, the "Wetland Restoration Program," funded by the non-governmental organization Green Climate Fund, aiming to restore the environment.
Rwot Kassimiro Ongom, the chief of the Patongo Clan, thinks the river is losing its life because of the poor relationship between the population and the vegetation. Ongom suggested that those who use the river should restore the old cultural practices that helped in nurturing and prolonging water sources.
Ronald Afidra Olema, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower Madi fears that hunger and water-related diseases like cholera and typhoid could break out since over 575 latrines collapsed due to the floods.
Under the leadership of Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, a renowned wildlife veterinarian, and her organization Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), conservationists are striving to devise a lasting solution to address these two factors.
According to Ronald Mujuni, a friend of the deceased, they were riding a motorcycle from Kazo Town Council on Monday to Kyabahura-Buremba when they encountered a bridge submerged in floodwater. Mujuni recounted that while attempting to assess the water's depth and locate the submerged bridge, Julius was swept away by the current.
The transfer, expected 19 years ago, faced delays due to regional instabilities. The ritualistic transfer of power occurred at Akiriket, one of the largest shrines in Lotisan Sub County. It involved the sacrificial offering of a black bull, symbolizing the transition from darkness to light within the community.
Donald Agaba, the program team lead explained that the project is aimed at achieving the Uganda Vision 2040 whose goal is to transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low-income country to a competitive upper middle-income status country.