The rising water levels of Lake Victoria have disrupted businesses, destroyed property, and displaced many people living and working by the lake shores in Uganda. It is a double tragedy happening amidst the Covid-19 lockdown.
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.
In Bushenyi, Uganda, a wetland conservation project hopes to restore the natural habitat while pumping water to nearby farmers for cultivation.
Omoro district in northern Uganda is in dire dilemma after failing to get over shs1b ($269 million) for the repair of over 200 boreholes as directed by the Ministry of Water and Environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Young girls are getting pregnant. Domestic violence is on the rise. These are just some of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions in an area where water is scarce, said Kikora Masereka, of Kyahwire zone, Karangura Sub County in Kabarole district of Western Uganda.
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.
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.
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.
Making a difference: How a grassroots organization is preventing unintended pregnancies during COVID-19 lockdown
300 women from eight districts in southwestern Uganda are receiving deliveries of birth control by EPHWOR, Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers’ Rights Uganda, during the COVID-19 lockdown.