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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Qualitative Assessment of Resilience to the Effects of Climate Variability in the Three Communities in Uganda - Nathan Tumuhamye

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Qualitative Assessment of Resilience to the Effects of Climate Variability in the Three Communities in Uganda
Presenter: Nathan Tumuhamye (ResilientAfrica Network, Uganda)
Co-Authors: Bazeyo William, Roy William Mayega, Julius Ssentongo
Introduction: Uganda is vulnerable to climate variability including increased frequency and intensity of rainfall, droughts and floods. Three sub-regions, Albertine in the western part of the country and Teso and Mt. Elgon in the east, suffer from recurrent floods, with resulting destruction of crops and infrastructure, water contamination and disease outbreaks
Methods: Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), were conducted in the local language. FGD participants were mobilized by sub-county focal persons (Community Development Officers) from the most affected parishes and included youths, women’s group representatives, local opinion leaders, local cultural leader, local political leaders and other community members affected by climate variability.
Findings: The main shocks and stresses resulting from floods, drought and landslides in the three subregions are environmental degradation, poverty, food insecurity, damaged infrastructure and increased morbidity and mortality.   

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Tumuhamye Nathan

RESILIENTAFRICA NETWORK
The presenter is a health services researcher at Makerere University school of public health with 3 year experience in operational research and teacher and one year in resilience research


Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa