• Climate change and its effects on community health in Uganda

    The Ignite series is ON!

    To be held at Makerere University School Of Public health- EARILab Offices, Upper Kololo Terrace above the airstrip on THursday, June 25 2015 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

    It is predicted that Uganda will continue to experience rising temperatures, which will increase by more than 2 °C by 2030 (Tetra Tech ARD, 2013). Additionally, the growing variability of inter-annual rainfall is projected to continue, including increased rainfall during the wet season. This heavier rainfall is expected to increase the frequency of extreme events such as floods and landslides. In this powerful panel discussion, we find out the causes of these climate variations, their effects and how they can be averted. What polices and approaches can be adopted to curb down the effects?

    4:00pm – 5:00 Delegates arrival & registration
    5:00pm – 5:30 Introductions & Ice breaker
    5:30pm – 7:00 Panel discussion topics (with Q&A)
    -Climate change and health; what can Big Data tell us?
    -Climate change effects; what’s the genesis of this situation? Who is to blame?
    -How do we close the gap? Recommended policies and approaches that stake holders should adopt
    Moderator – Brian Ndyaguma
    7:00pm – 7:15 Wrap up and closure
    7:15pm – 7:45 Tea break and Informal networking