As the world continues to trap in to help slow the spread of Covid-19, one of the most interesting phenomena taking place is the creative, quirky, and inspiring ways from people across Africa and beyond to cope with the pandemic.
Given that Zimbabwe, and just Africa in general is disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change, all of which have resulted in the loss of lives and devastated communities and the economy of the country, one wonders the logic behind investing in coal power plants.
Communities in Western Uganda are deeply concerned that if the Ugandan government allows the presence of oil activities in the eco-sensitive areas such as the Ngaji block which have been put up for bidding to the investors, their lives will be ruined because they have depended on the tourism for their livelihood which will disappear.
Despite the current challenges posed by COVID-19 crisis, we will keep pushing people from all walks of life, government officials and the private sector to work together to bring an end to the climate crisis.
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Centre for Citizen’s Conservation (CECIC) conducted a community local screening of several movement-building films at Bright Academy Secondary School in Uganda to raise awareness on the negative impacts of oil activities on communities and biodiversity.
The workshop offered a space to discuss the present renewable energy plans in the Municipality, the failures and successes in the implementation of the pre-existing plans and finally the GROC team worked alongside the community to draft the renewable energy plan of the Adentan Municipality that is more viable.