Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI)
Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) is a centre of excellence at Makerere University that engages in climate change education/training, research, knowledge management and community outreach. MUCCRI’s activities are in the following fields: climate change science; adaption and mitigation. Makerere University is also a member of the Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC), a South-South collaborative network of up to 10 universities based in LDCs that aims at enhancing research and education capacity and proficiency in climate change in their respective countries to empower them build resilience
MUCCRI works with academia and researchers, government institutions, civil society, donors, communities and private sector to conduct action research, training, innovations and knowledge management in the following fields: climate impact assessment and modeling; climate information and early warning systems, climate smart agriculture; ecosystem-based adaptation; community based adaptation, climate resilient cities, and climate finance. Our actions are geared at influencing policy and practices that can increase climate resilience and green growth. We conduct short term trainings for technical staff, practitioners and communities on the “need and the how” of integrating climate change and sustainable development practices in planning, programmes and projects to resilience, reduce vulnerabilities and promote green growth. We are also integrating climate change and SDGs in university curricula so as to produce graduates and human resources that can foster achievement of the global sustainable development and climate change agenda. Through action research and student internships we work with communities and private sector to develop, test and apply effective climate smart solutions. MUCCRI is engaging the youth in its works through a climate change youth programme and is coordinating the Uganda Climate Change Champions Network (UCCN).