Short Course

Gender and Climate Change


23.09.2019 - 27.09.2019


Mbarara, Uganda (view on map)

In 2019, UNU-GEST, in partnership with the Ugandan Government; Climate Change Department and the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University in Kampala with the support of the Icelandic Foreign Ministry, conducted a short training course on Gender and climate change in two locations in Uganda, Mbale and Mbarara.

In late 2018, UNU-GEST set in motion a revision of its training manual on Gender and climate change from 2013 in collaboration with a Course Development Team (CDT), which consisted of members who participated in the development of the content in 2013. The revision was completed in the beginning of June 2019 and the first training was conducted in Mbale town, Uganda 10-14 June 2019. The training was attended by 30 specialists from Karamoja region, Bududa and Mbale, representing different sectors within district local governments, and representatives of CSOs.

The second training took place in the South Western Region, Mbarara during the last week of September 2019 and was also attended by representatives from different sectors within district local governments and representatives of CSOs. The trainings were led by the CDT consisted of Beatrice Mukasa, a specialist in gender and climate change, Lawrence Aribo and Bob Natifu from Uganda Meteorology Authority and Uganda Climate Change Department at the Ministry of Water and Environment, and Maria Nandago, a GEST coordinator.