Daad Alumni Seminar On: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment And Adaptive Capacity Of Bududa Landslides

Uganda especially in the Albertine in the west, Teso and Mt Elgon in the east are prone to climate vulnerability characterized by recurrent landslides and floods that have fatal results like the destruction of crops, destruction of residential areas including loss of lives. In October, over 200 lives and property were lost, following a landslide that occurred in 2010 (Kitutu, 2010).

The DAAD Alumni seminar scheduled for May 27th-1st June 2019 aims to work together with the local communities and district stakeholders to understand the key drivers of vulnerability and adaptive capacity of the Bududa communities to climate shocks and stresses.


The objectives of the seminar are to;

support the thematic exchange and the networking and cooperation both among the alumni and with scientific, political, social, cultural, and economic institutions in the country and region.

together with the local community, district stakeholders engage in deliberate polling to come up with copying and adaptive sustainable measures that will increase community resilience to climate variability within identified hot spots areas.

extend and actively contributing to the alumni's competencies for meeting global challenges and promote the relationship of alumni with the DAAD and Germany.

create awareness on how to mitigate the climate shocks and stresses (landslides).

build capacity to appreciate the economic value of ecologic functioning of watersheds and support the sharing of experiences with the next generation of scholarship holders.

Profile of Participants

Eligible for participation are persons, who meet the following requirements:

German alumni from East and Northeast African countries. A stay in Germany of at least 3 months for study, work or scientific research has to be proven.

Residencies from the most landslide prone sub-counties in Bududa (Bubita, Bududa, Bulucheke and Bushika areas) and Manafwa district.

Development partners from within the district, implementing restoration projects, and cultural leaders

Cost Coverage:

The project covers costs for:

Return flights (economy) or bus travel to Kampala / Uganda against receipt of the actual cost. Please provide tickets and boarding pass upon arrival

Accommodation and part of living expenses for the period of the seminar

Bus travel is included in the seminar excursion (from Kampala to Mbale District and back to Kampala)

Visa costs against receipt

Working material during the seminar

Health insurance has to be organized individually.

Note: All other costs, such as transport costs from participants home to the airport or travel cost for visa application in the home country have to be borne by the participants

Source: Makerere University

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