Climate Change

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

Addis Ababa builds resilience with clean rivers, public spaces and walkways

By Mekonnen Teshome Tollera Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa (Sheger) was born twice: first, as a crowded city; and then again,

USD $200 million needed to stop flooding in Dar es Salaam’s Msimbazi Basin

By Deusdedith Kahangwa, Dar es Salaam  About three kilometers north of the Tanzania’s State House, which is located along Barack

Amidst urban water shortages, Rwanda government commits to expanding Kigali’s water supply

Kigali, Rwanda is experiencing a water shortage due to an old distribution network and illegal connections. The government plans to replace old pipes and establish new reservoirs.

Braving it all: REGIDESO’s task of supplying and maintaining water infrastructures in Gitega

Regideso, Burundi’s main water supplier, is facing challenges supplying all households in Gitega City due to climate change and the increasing population.

Reaping from Harm; a slow extinction of Uganda’s wetlands: Locals hit by changing weather patterns as swamps along Lake Kyoga dry up

The Awoja tributary, which provides piped water for industrial and domestic use in all the 16 districts and towns of Teso sub-region, Uganda, faces a looming environmental disaster resulting from encroachment by its surrounding communities combined with the effects of climate change.

WATER FOR CREDIT: How Small Loans are Helping Kenyans Harvest Rainwater, Invest in Sanitation during Pandemic

The WaterCredit financing initiative launched by Water.org has mobilized $244 million in micro-loans to help 3.9 million Kenyans access water and sanitation solutions.

In Eastern Uganda, a New Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Helps Farmers Save Wetlands

Farmers in Paliisa, eastern Uganda, are earning hundreds of dollars more every week through a new solar-powered drip irrigation project that allows them to cultivate year-round in lands outside of the wetland.

Youth in Sebei, Uganda Crush Plastic, Turn Human Waste into Cooking Fuel

A group of young people, majority women in Kapchorwa district Sebei sub-region, Eastern Uganda, have started a new project which is using solar energy to transform human and livestock waste into efficient cooking fuel.