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With the climate crisis came unpredictable weather, hunger and forced-child marriages in Uganda and beyond, but the youth leaders in the H2OO Kampala Uganda chapter found a solution and are forging a path forward!

“Uganda’s economy is made up largely of agriculture which is now stressed due to industrial and technological changes as well as human impacts and behaviors that have exacerbated the climate crisis. This has had major consequences in communities around Uganda as it has affected livelihoods, caused social disruption, deprivation, and hunger as a result of increased food insecurity. We meet as a chapter to help solve these challenges. We believe these challenges require solutions that improve lives and health while protecting the environment to mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change.”

Sumaeya, Age 22, H2OO Uganda Chapter Member

“A solution we have been working on for the past year is called Climate Smart Urban Farming (CSUF). The project aims to empower people, especially girls, in urban settings to learn how to grow food using discarded plastics found littering our communities. The outbreak of the pandemic may have led to the closures of institutions worldwide, but our mouths remained open needing food for our survival, and our minds remain open to solutions for adaptation and change.”

Latifah, Age 18, H2OO Uganda Chapter Member
H2OO chapter member speaks about COVID and resulting food insecurity faced in Uganda.
H2OO Uganda Chapter member Rita, films for SEAL 2020.