In light of extreme weather and unpredictable seasons doningUganda, Kampala International university in partnership with Oxfam has hosted an interuniversity youth dialogue on climate change.
The dialogue was hosted at the University’s main campus in Kabalagala. It was attended by numerous climate activists from all over the country such as Onesmus Muhezi from UNDP, Abbas Minding from Media Challenge Initiative, officials from Oxfam and students from institutions around the country.
The event is under the theme; youth for climate change comes at a crucial time just after the recent global climate change strike by young people all over the globe.
Oxfam Country Director, Moses Dombo says, it is their strategy to involve the youth in climate change decisions for sustainability of the campaign as they are the future of this nation.
Dombo went on to pledge to government to put restrictions on charcoal burning and thus make way for renewable energies like gas, solar and hydroelectricity.
“Uganda has many dams and as such electricity prices should go down as well to enable people resort to cooking with electricity as opposed to charcoal.”
He also cautioned the youth on garbage control and that if one cannot participate in all the campaigns, at least he can keep the globe clean.
The event was concluded by KIU’ Vice Chancellor, Professor George Nasinyama as they launched their new eco friendly dust bins.