• Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded)

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation this year, is pleased to announce an expanded Fellowship program for journalists. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend two major climate change summits taking place in 2018: the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, United States, […]

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  • Scientists must communicate boldly, urges Ugandan journalist as she sees GM crop for the first time

    Dr. Godfrey Asea shows the difference in pest resistance between GM and non-GM maize Members of the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA)’s upcountry networks last weekend had the opportunity to train in biotechnology reporting and to see for the first time a genetically modified (GM) crop – maize that has managed to stand up against […]

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  • Clean your plate, love. Other children are starving!

    By Mira Piel: At a younger age, I often had dinner at my grandmother’s house, and often I got to hear exactly this phrase. I imagine there are many who can identify with this memory. Having experienced post-World War II famine, my grandmother’s mind set is not surprising. Nowadays, a growing part of our population […]

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  • Nalubaale: Could this rock be the origin of Lake Victoria’s local name?

    Africa’s largest lake sits calmly in a shallow basin, surrounded by green vegetation. In 1858 British explorer John Speke named it Victoria, after the Queen of England. The locals in Buganda, however, already had a different name for it, Nalubaale. Where did the name Nalubaale come from? The answer could be found in a small […]

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  • Adapting to situations: Dondolo sells drinking water to a lake community

      Siragi Wakibi Dondolo, 56, resides at Nakalanga landing site, Bukatube Sub County, Mayuge district. Dondolo has found a lucrative business in selling water to people who are, ironically, living next to Africa’s largest freshwater lake, Victoria. Dondolo buys safe drinking water from a borehole at Nakalanga landing site at Shs. 300 and sells it […]

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  • NBI projects to benefit 30m people by 2025 – Minister

    Projects of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) should benefit at least 30 million people in the next eight years, Tanzania’s Minister of Water and Irrigation has stated. Gerson Lwenge, speaking during a media briefing in Dar-es-salaam yesterday, said: “We have worked together as Member States to negotiate and agree on more than 35 investment projects […]

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  • The impact of the long dry spell: Share your experience

    Uganda is in a crisis. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) announced recently that 1.5m people in Uganda need food relief. In some regions, such as Karamoja, up to 65%of the population has access to one meal or half a meal a day. Out of the country’s 116 districts, only 28 are […]

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  • Museveni a true champion of climate change adaptation

    On October 31, President Yoweri Museveni was photographed in Luweero district carrying a jerrycan of water on a bicycle. He was promoting irrigation. To many people, the act of the President pushing water on a bicycle appeared hilarious, if not ridiculous. Comments on social media and in bars went about how Museveni was demonstrating backwardness. Many, […]

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