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Office of Social Services, Economic Development and Human Rights of the Archdiocese of Kampala

Climate Change

KAKAWE-CCAM project is Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation project implemented in the Archdiocese of Kampala. The project started in 2018 and ends in 2021. It is supported by Internationaler Landlicher Entwicklungsdiest (International rural development Agency) from Germany. The overall project goal is to contribute to the national and international efforts to address climate change impacts and their causes, while promoting sustainable development and green economy. The project aims at helping 2000 family businesses from 4 districts, together with their village communities to have integrated and anchored climate protection aspects (climate adaptation and climate reduction) in their living and working environment.

Area of Operation

KAKAWE-CCAM project operates in Mpigi, Wakiso and Kampala districts in the sub-counties of Nkozi, Kammengo, Muduuma and Kalamba in Mpigi district, Wakiso, Kajjansi Town council, Katabi Town council, Makindye Sabagabo sub-county and Masulita sub-county in Wakiso district. In Kampala we have currently demonstrations for urban farming at Caritas Kampala offices.

Activities Carried Out
  1. A total of 80 mobilization and sensitization workshops were carried out.

  2. One Caritas staff orientation workshop carried out.

  3. Carried out a baseline survey among 2000 household respondents.

  4. 80 focal persons from 8 sub-counties were trained in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  5. Carried out tree planting activities among 180 families, leading to planting of 9005 tree seedlings.

  6. A total of 4 farmer groups have been trained in the use of NGO IDEAs method in participatory project monitoring.

  7. A total of 20 Caritas Kampala and CANLET staff trained in construction of fuel saving stoves

  8. Two village Maps from the villages under the project area have been Mapped using Google-earth pro program.

  9. One soil stabilized brick making machine has been procured.

  10. Three computer sets have been procured.

  11. Six smart phones have been procured to facilitate data collection from the field.

  12. Carried out one training in briquettes making at Marianum press, training 45 staff in commercial briquettes production.

  13. Supported Caritas Kampala KAKAWE-CCAM project staff to participate in 6 joint project planning and capacity building workshops.

  14. Carried out one district stakeholders’ orientation workshop about project in Mpigi district.

Achievements
  • One baseline survey on climate change adaptation and mitigation for 2000 respondents was conducted from the project area and a report was produced.

  • A total of 2000 families/households have been mobilized and recruited as project beneficiaries.

  • A total of 72 solar lights (36 bought by farmers and 36 given out as bonus to farmer purchasing one) have been adopted a as means of lighting in 36 families.

  • A total of 24 energy saving stoves have been constructed in 24 families to save on wood being used as fuel in those families.

  • A total of 9005 tree seedlings were provided to 180 families to plant woodlots.

  • One Soil Stabilized Machine was bought and it has been used to make 30,000 SSB bricks.

  • A total of 6 smart phones were bought and given to Caritas staff to effectively carry out their work. They have since then improved on their efficiency at work.

  • A total of three computer sets were bought and have helped in efficient management of the project at Caritas offices.

  • The 80 Community Climate Change focal persons trained are very crucial to the project and assist in community mobilization and creation of climate change awareness and adoption to climate change adaptation  and mitigation measures.

Challenges
  • The soil stabilized brick machine being used currently is manual and requires a lot of energy to operate. There is a need to have an hydraulic machine that can be easier to operate.

  • The community’s demand for Caritas Kampala services is overwhelming, yet Caritas Kampala is faced with financial constraints to extend its services to all families in need.

  • Climate change and its effects are largely due to human activities, yet there is little being done to create awareness, adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change and its effects.

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Climate Change