WHO WE ARE
Behind Uganda’s lush beauty, climate change is looming large. Dubbed “the Pearl of Africa” for its stunning nature, the country is struggling to deal with the prolonged dry seasons and more intense rainfalls that have become the new normal. According to the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative Index 2021 report, Uganda is the 12th most vulnerable country in the world to climate change, and the 49th least prepared country to combat its effects. The livelihoods of the Ugandan population are threatened by climate variability and change, which is manifested in escalating droughts, floods, and variability in the seasons. The cattle corridor, which covers 40% of Uganda’s land, is prone to recurrent droughts and is one of the most affected areas in the country.
Demographically Uganda is the world’s third youngest country, where young people struggle to make ends meet due to insufficient work opportunities. Young people are susceptible to climate disruption making them the most affected.
Addressing the climate crisis requires a collective approach, it needs everyone to get involved which is why we believe in working together to create solutions. We believe that by working together with fellow young people we will create an eco-friendly generation that understands that impact it has on our climate and the impact the climate has on them. We have great sense of responsibility to save the only planet we call home.