Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGESImage caption, The ice and snow at the the top of the Rwenzori Mountains, seen here in 2016, are slowly melting Ronah Masika remembers when she could still see the snowy caps of the Rwenzori mountains, a Unesco World Heritage site on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The view was stunning every time she travelled from her home in Kasese town to the Ugandan capital,

The Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda

The Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda The Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda. Photo: IOM If Joseph Natsitya Tshikanga had been home on 1 March 2010, he would most likely have perished alongside his four siblings in a landslide. On that fateful day, Natsitya’s three brothers and sister did not make it out alive from beneath the debris when the ground loosened under Nametsi village, located near Mount Elgon in Bududa district, eastern Uganda. “On the second of March, I had to come back from school because I was told my brothers

Uganda’s Batwa adapt their sustainable practices

Three decades since the Batwa people in Uganda were evicted from their ancestral lands to create national parks, members of the group live in poverty and marginalization at the fringes of society. Lack of land rights and access to natural resources has eroded traditional knowledge in the hunter-gatherer community, especially concerning herbal medicine and endemic plant species. Despite these circumstances, some Batwa groups are adopting new conservation practices involving regenerative agriculture on small plots of land donated to them by the United