Mainstreaming Climate Change Education in Uganda

Uganda has developed a national strategy to strengthen learning and skills development on the subject of climate change, with support from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) through UN CC:Learn.

The national strategy includes mainstreaming climate change in the education sector for upper primary classes, with the support of the Royal Danish Embassy (RDE). The mainstreaming of climate education in the lower secondary school curriculum began in 2012, with support from the RDE.

Plans are also underway by the Makerere University in Kampala to introduce a Master of Science degree in climate change that is expected to start in the academic year 2015/2016. In addition, Uganda has trained six Climate Change National Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) consultants with support from the Belgium government.

Organization: Ministry of Water and the Environment, Uganda 
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