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What is your name?
What organisation do you work for?
Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development
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I work for Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development as an organization (and its partners), is concerned about the weather changes that are happening impacting negatively on the poor communities in the Lake Victoria region in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. This is in relation to water supply, declining agricultural productivity and food security without commensurate adaptive capacity.

We are also keen to see a REDD+ regime in the final agreement that respects Rights of indigenous people and forest dependent communities, a sound and sustainable funding mechanism for REDD+ ; and a fair and equitable eligibility criteria for REDD+ that to determine how funding is allocated to forest-related activities

I have a blog which I will use to share experiences with partners and members when I attend COP16 in Cancun:
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+256 414 269461
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I am a development manager by training and have been working with Civil society for more than 10 years. I have developed keen interest in sharing information from the 'bottom -up' to bridge the gap in coverage of issues of the South (climate change and other environment - development ones) over the years

Kimbowa Richard's Blog

World Environment Day 2013: The reality of ‘reducing one’s foodprint’ in the Lake Victoria basin

Think. Eat. Save. Reduce your foodprint is the theme of World Environment Day 2013, to be celebrated on the 5th of June, 2013. The food-inspired global campaign focuses on the fact that over one billion tons of food are…


Posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:49

World Habitat Day 2012 in the Lake Victoria basin: Changing Cities Not Generating Matching Opportunities For All

'This new and growing population with a high demand for land could lead to more unsustainable land use practices and social challenges At the moment in many parts of the Lake Victoria basin, Cities like Kampala, Kisumu, Mwanza, Jinja, and are surely ‘changing’ due to natural and human induced factors. But the question as to who benefits due to this change could generate diverse answers depending on the social and interest group; age bracket and the part of the city one has sought such…


Posted on October 4, 2012 at 13:30

Plight of dying Lake Chad highlighted in Rio

By Kimbowa Richard, June 17, 2012

Lake Chad which is the fourth largest African Lake after Lake Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa has had its size reduce by 95% in the past 45 years. According to the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), in 1963, the size of the Lake was 25,000 sq Kms as opposed to 2,000 sq Kms today.

During this year’s Africa…


Posted on June 18, 2012 at 0:13

UNFCCC COP17 in Durban: Anything to expect?


Dear all,


It is increasingly becoming clear that unless quick efforts are put in, Durban may be yet another Conference where the outcome will be a subject of discussion for its relevance


- The recent Bangkok meeting spent huge amount of time on what should be discussed

- The US and EU have high doubts about the any legally binding…


Posted on May 2, 2011 at 7:02

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