** Lets talk #climatechange effects in Uganda***🌳
A couple of days ago, the media published over 900 people that died in Karamoja region Northern Region leaving over 150,000 plus without the basic fuel for Human survival. Bringing it closer to home in Nansana Wakiso district a home that caters for special needs kids Angels Center (www.angelscentre.org) lost 3 children and 100 more struggling - cost of food! This is just a needle in the ocean as food scarcity becomes a huge and worrying issue countrywide....
Between 1990 to 2005, natural forests in Uganda were decreased by 35% and by 2020 forest cover was at 11.66% from 24%in the 90s per The World Bank Development Indicators yet Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa!
We can only drive change by starting in our neighborhoods. Case in Point Kalambi Natural Forest Haven that sits on just 13 acres, 17 Km from city center Kampala with 1 acre pond area. The forest is a filter for storm water runoff for a catchment of 1 km between the forest and Wakiso-Buloba road at Romil Gardens. It also serves as a genesis for a tributary that joins Kanyogoga rivulet that subsequently joins River Mayanja and serve as filtration swamps which curb soil erosion and degradation in 5 surrounding neighborhoods!👏👏🌸
Other related benefits: nature walk, bird watching , butterflies, herbal medicine products, small game tourism, picnic camping, forestry training etc... This haven is owned by my dad,Martin Kasekende.
His dream is to train others with land however small to preserve such ecosystems that are necessary for our survival...
What are you doing in your neibourhood to shift the dial positively on climate change? You never know whose child's future you are saving....🌴🌿🌿🌳🍃
#transforminglives #bethechange #climateaction #climatechangemitigation #development #foodsecurity #tourism