Human survival, security, and well-being are underpinned by the state of the environment and its ecosystems. Poor environmental quality affects economic growth and well-being by lowering the number of resources or impacts on health. Uganda has a multitude of environmental challenges and opportunities. The agriculture sector employs over 66% of the population, 80% of women, and 63% of the youths (The state of the National Environment 2018-2019). This sector has, however, greatly contributed to vegetation change and land degradation through land conversion from natural vegetation e.g. forest and wetland and agricultural fields and through poor land management practices. Urbanization and infrastructure development have also significantly impacted natural resources and the environment.
Although developed countries contribute disproportionately to global pollution, environmental issues have a particular urgency in the developing world because many communities depend directly upon natural resources for their livelihoods. In rural areas, the continued productivity of farmland requires sound environmental stewardship; and in urban areas, environmental quality is crucial for public health and sanitation. Unfortunately, environmental issues are often neglected by public agencies and private businesses in global south. Great education and organization can help boost awareness and stimulate action to achieve more sustainable environmental practices. You can be part of the solution and change by, working with local organizations and communities to promote sound environmental management
Reason to participate in Environment Sustainability projects
By participating in environment projects, you will be promoting the local communities’ capacity to manage their environment resources sustainably . You will support your communities of placement to conserve their surroundings by creating awareness, increasing knowledge and promoting the utilization of the environmentally friendly social and economic practices. You will learn about the environment challenges communities in Uganda experience; contribute to local communities’ capacity to conserve their surroundings using sustainable development approaches.
Community Based Projects in Environment Sustainability
Energy saving institutional cook stoves in selected schools in Jinja
Community access to clean water for 5 villages in Jinja District
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Your experience of community transformation starts here. Through providing skills in the environment field, you will be working with local Ugandan communities striving to conserve the environment and to increase sustainable social and economic activities while making friends and exchanging cultural immersion.