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Wetter than normal rainfall forecast for August
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August 4, 2022August 4, 2022

Wetter than normal rainfall forecast for August

Andrew S.K. Kaggwa, NECJOGHA A regional weather forecasting organization has predicted a wetter and cooler than normal rainy season is over the northern part of Eastern Africa in August.  ’Wetter than normal conditions are expected over south-western to northern Ethiopia, Djibouti, north-western Eritrea, western Kenya, Uganda, north-western and south-eastern South Sudan, and Sudan,” the IGAAD Climate...

Adaptation Dialogues for Africa: Adapting agriculture in Africa to build resilience to climate change
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March 4, 2022March 4, 2022

Adaptation Dialogues for Africa: Adapting agriculture in Africa to build resilience to climate change

This session will bring together technical experts, economists, and policy specialists to bring forth solutions to the threat posed by climate change to Africa’s food security. Event description: Climate change is already stalling progress towards food security in Africa. Given the huge role of the agricultural sector in the African economy, the millions of smallholder...

Join the conversation during our side events at #GHACOF60
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February 11, 2022February 11, 2022

Join the conversation during our side events at #GHACOF60

The side events aim at promoting in-depth conversations around key areas to improve climate services and spearhead adaptation and mitigation to climate change in Eastern Africa.  Once registered to our Forum, you will be able to join any of our side events on innovation, resilience, High-Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, media for the climate or meteorological infrastructure, and data...

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January 15, 2022January 15, 2022

Weatherman predicts dry Conditions in Uganda

Meteorologists have predicted dry and much warmer conditions to persist in mid-January.   According to a ten-day forecast of rainfall and temperature, we are expecting dry conditions and much warmer conditions to persist in mid January just like in the past ten days of this month. “This is partly due to persistently clear-sky conditions over...

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November 22, 2021November 22, 2021

YOUTH LEADERS PUSH FOR CLIMATE EDUCATION AT COP26

The future of our planet and humanity is in a precarious state. Accelerating climate change is pushing the planet closer and closer toward climate tipping points — and humans are to blame. Where politicians have fallen flat to address climate change, youth have risen up to demand action. Even though youth aren’t responsible for climate change, they...

World Fisheries Day 2021 hears calls to halt exploitation of fishers
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November 22, 2021November 22, 2021

World Fisheries Day 2021 hears calls to halt exploitation of fishers

FAO joins the Vatican and Stella Maris advocating for fishers’ rights and responsible practices 22/11/2021 Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Vatican and the Catholic maritime charity, Stella Maris, today marked World Fisheries Day urging immediate action to stop human rights violations at sea. At a virtual event entitled...

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November 22, 2021November 22, 2021

Drought: Cows supported by twigs in Garissa so that they can stand to feed

By Mate Tongola | Standard Media November 18th 2021 The North Eastern drought situation has reached a crisis level as humans and animals die of hunger daily. In Dadaab, Garissa County, livestock are being supported by twigs so that they can stand while feeding. Hundreds of livestock and tens of people have died since the drought kicked...

Role of Youth in Food Systems Transformation
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November 12, 2021November 12, 2021

Role of Youth in Food Systems Transformation

The Uganda Model United Nations Conference (UMUN) is an educational forum for youths from different educational and career backgrounds to simulate the organs of the United Nations such as the Security Council and General Assembly through research-based diplomatic debate. UMUN is organized by the United Nations Association of Uganda in partnership with the different chapters...

State of the Climate in Africa Report for year 2020
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October 16, 2021October 16, 2021

State of the Climate in Africa Report for year 2020

The State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report is a collaborative product of WMO, African Union Commission, United Nations agencies, including the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) through the Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), and climate, socioeconomic and policy experts in Africa and from international, scientific and technical institutions. It provides a snapshot of climate trends,...