Caritas Kasanaensis, Caritas Kampala and Wekembe join many other organizations worldwide that are striving to sensitise the human race about climate change and its effects as well as working with communities to create adaptation and mitigation measures to the effects of climate change through Kasana-Luweero, Kampala Archdiocese and Wekembe Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (KAKAWE-CCAM) Project.
The KAKAWE-CCAM Project is meant to foster resilience, reduce climate change risks and vulnerability, and enhance adaptive capacity in Kasana-Luweero Diocese and Kampala Archdiocese. It is a 3 year project to be implemented between December 2017-December 2020 with the main goal of Building Community resilience to climate change effects and variations in Kasana-Luweero Diocese and Kampala Archdiocese.
Overall Goal: The program contributes to the national and international efforts to address climate change impacts and their causes, while promoting sustainable development and green economy.
Project goal: 7,800 family businesses from 12 districts, together with their village communities, have integrated and anchored climate protection aspects (climate adaptation and climate reduction) in their living and working environment.
- Indicator 1: The living conditions of the 7,800 families have improved as they become better acquainted with the effects of climate change and its causes by getting to know national and international climate policy issues and guidelines, as well as taking appropriate action to participate in sustainable development activities.
- Indicator 2: Improved working relationships between the inhabitants of the villages in which the 302 Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are based, due to their participation in the development and implementation of the village-based adaptation and mitigation plans for climate change, as well as advocating for inclusion of at least 5 key themes (as any homestead) with one woodlot, with solar lamps and fuel-efficient stoves) in the strategic plans of 38 sub counties.
- Indicator 3: The income of 7,800 families/households has increased due to the funds saved from using climate smart agricultural and other home improvement appropriate technologies as well as funds accessed from the climate change revolving fund for carrying out climate smart activities and creating environmentally friendly homesteads.