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Training on baseline data collection – Study on Building resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)

By on June 28, 2015

From Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th June 2015, members of the Climate Change Hub and students underwent a training on baseline data collection using mobile tablets and GPS for a study on Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED).

Makerere University through the Climate Change Hub is a partner in this three-year initiative and the hub roles are to provide analyzed climate information, monitoring and evaluation as well as conducting investigative research on climate risk and disasters in the semi-arid region of Karamoja in North Eastern Uganda.

One of the research areas in which the Hub will be active is how secondary cities in the region can enhance resilience of households and communities through innovative strategies including creating market access, information access, feasible livelihoods and connectivity in region for marketing livestock and animal products.  In many regions of Africa, the connection between urban and rural areas is now recognized as both a challenge but also opportunity to transition to sustainability and secondary cities cannot be counted out.

Photo: Training at Mercy Corps by TANGO Kampala office Shuaib Lwasa