Understanding Climate Change through Journalism (UCCJ)
Between June 2016 and January 2017, USJA implemented the project Understanding Climate Change through Journalism (UCCJ). The project aimed to bring to light challenges arising from climate change and climate variability that are faced by rural smallholder farmers in Uganda by empowering rural-based journalists to report effectively on those challenges. It also aimed to build capacity of journalists to enable them communicate appropriate Climate Change adaptation strategies, techniques and technologies to their communities. The project trained 27 journalists and established three regional science journalists’ networks in northern, eastern and western Uganda. The project’s reports are under review. Access to these reports, as well as the way forward on the UCCJ project, shall be provided as soon as possible.
This project was supported by Internews and the Oak Foundation through the Earth Journalism Network (EJN)