Climate Change Events

Developing and Sharing the low carbon and Climate resilient Kampala Project
March 2017

Since February 2015, KCCA has been working on the development of its low carbon and climate resilient development strategy which resulted in the Kampala Climate Change Action.

Launched in October 2016, the Kampala Climate Change Action presents a 6 thematic-wide action plan. In order to support the implementation of the KCCA action plan, the EU selected the city to be part of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Developing and sharing the low carbon and climate resilient Kampala project, relies on 5 pillar components issued from the Kampala Climate Change Action, focusing on governance, engagement, cities cooperation and best practices sharing, urban planning and promotion of green economy services.

This 3-year project will allow KCCA to set a governance framework for its Climate Change Strategy in terms of quality management system on critical data to follow up with implementation and monitoring, engagement of multi-scale stakeholders, city cooperation within and without the country, but also to showcase concrete pilot actions such as integrated neighborhood model plans and integrated green services platforms.


Presentation of Covenant of Mayor Sub Saharan African Cities
Components of the Project

2nd Annual Stakeholder Dialogue
17th October 2016, Sheraton Hotel Kampala ;

To address the complex issues that emerge in the context of climate change impacts, it is essential that a partnership – driven approach is used to plan and manage the current and future climate impacts effectively and efficiently across the spectrum risks and across regions. Since implementing the strategy will require a collective effort, KCCA seeks to enlist the participation and support of stakeholders at all levels, i.e. the individual, community, corporate and institutional levels.

Among the partnership engagements held to track and share progress on climate change action. This year’s dialogue was held on 17th October 2016 under the theme “Changing mindsets”. The theme draws from the need for personal transformation and raising of our own awareness and consciousness on climate action.

The purpose of the meeting was to report on achievements since SHD 2015, to introduce the theme of changing mindsets for stakeholders to take conscious action within their respective organization/environment to address climate change issues and to introduce the Climate Change Commitment Charter as a means of activating partnerships. Partners were encouraged to take commitments by signing up to take conscious actions within their organizations. At the end of all the sessions, partners who were ready to sign MOU’s with KCCA were called upon.

Kampala City Festival 2016
Theme Black Yellow Red “Different colors”,  Sunday 2nd October 2016 

Taking action in the fight against harmful cultural practices that contribute to climate change and promoting those that help preserve the environment is very critical in achieving sustainable development. The Kampala City Festival 2016 is a good platform for awareness on changing the publics’ attitude.

This year’s festival was held on 2nd October 2016. It is considered the biggest street party in East and Central Africa as it attracts over 4 million revelers. The theme this year was culture, the love for Kampala and like last year, a special component on Climate Change. The Climate Change component focused on changing of mindsets through illustrations of best practices in energy efficiency, waste management, eco art which included a colorful eco pavilion made of plastic materials.
There were several fun and educative activities such as promoting the use clean energy by showcasing improved cook stoves and exhibitions on energy efficiency and renewable energy, art and fashion, illustrations on waste collection and separation at various collection areas and other sustainable practices. All these activities were organized in partnership with Expertise France, Energy Explorers, Uganda Plastics Manufacturers and Recyclers Association and Makerere University Student volunteers.

Kampala Climate Change Stakeholder meeting
Tuesday 11 July 2016, Protea Hotel Kampala

Recognizing that the achievement of the Climate Change Action Strategy will call for a collective effort, KCCA has from the start of the Strategy development a process sought to enlist the participation of stakeholders at all levels be it from the individual, community, corporate up to the institutional levels.

One of these engagements was realized through the meeting with Development Partners held on 11 July, 2016. The main objective of this engagement was to present the specific actions that will be entailed in achieving the Strategy, get an understanding of what initiatives the Development Partners are currently undertaking in the area of climate change and define the possible courses of action in regards to forming partnerships to move towards the implementation of the Strategy.

The Paris Agreement calls for active support from business and financing institutions, mayors and governance, academia and civil society. The Climate Action Plan Strategy will create a floor for progress, not a ceiling, and look to coalitions of all these actors to determine how we can accelerate ambition and achieve the kind of progress necessary to secure our future. 


Report from the meeting held on 11 July 2016

Kampala City Festival 2015
Theme: Color & Climate Change Sunday, 9:00am till late

Taking leadership in climate change action means leveraging existing and planned platforms to show and demonstrate best practices being done at all levels.
The Kampala City Festival is an annual event that attracts millions of revelers. It is an excellent platform to engage the public and city residents on climate change response and increase awareness.

This year's festival will take place on October 4th 2015 and the theme is color & climate change. The climate change component will promote responsible celebration through exhibitions, CC competitions, eco fashion, eco art, energy efficiency, waste management and other sustainable practices. All food vendors will be required to use environmentally friendly sources of energy such as charcoal briquettes or gas for cooking instead of wood charcoal.

There will be a CC Pavilion which has been designed by Students from the Makerere University Climate Change Association consisting of students from the schools of Environment, Art & Design and Architecture. The students are also part of a team of 200 CC champions & volunteers from different campuses. The pavilion will be used for exhibition of CC best practices like live eco art, recycling, poetry, composting and much more. KCCA will also use the festival to unveil the climate change Logo, a distinct but integrated branding and communication tool for the strategy.

Kampala Climate Change Stakeholders Dialogue
Wednesday 14th October 2015, Serena Conference Center, Kampala, 8:30hrs

The main objective of the dialogue is to share the Energy & Climate Profile of Kampala with the stakeholders and to have them on board in a sustainable partnership to implement the Strategy. This dialogue will provide a platform for a shared vision for development of a sustainable city as well as shared responsibility for action. Participants will share information on actions they are taking by filling in a Kampala Climate Change Action Stakeholder Questionnaire and also indicate areas in which they would like collaborate with KCCA.

As the world takes a transition to the new development agenda of "sustainable development goals (SDGs) and as all countries look forward to an agreement on climate change action at the COP21 in Paris, Kampala would like to position herself as the front runner in taking action. The dialogue will provide a platform for showcasing and sharing with the world Kampala's model of a participatory approach sharing climate change responsibility and taking a common voice to the global action. The dialogue programme will be highly interactive and participatory through exhibitions, presentations, plenary discussions and breakout sessions.

At the end of the dialogue, a Volunteer Commitment Charter and MoUs will be agreed and signed with stakeholders who will express desire to partner with KCCA in implementing the Strategy.


  1. Plenary Session 1 - Climate change profiles and vulnerabilities_V3
  2. Plenary Session 1 - Energy and GhG profile_V4

Road Map Launch
Thursday 12th February 2015, Makerere University

The roadmap for the elaboration of the KCCA Low Carbon Development & Climate Resilient Strategy was launched by the Deputy Executive Director of KCCA, Ms. Judith T. Tumusiime (PhD) on 12th February 2015. The event was attended by more than 70 participants including policy makers, development partners, researchers, private sector players, civil society and community organisations





Development partners