Climate Change Education
No. of Members
Environment & Education
To inspire, educate, and empower students to act against climate change
Key Activities & Achievments:
1. Developing a curriculum for use in primary and secondary schools
2. Training teachers about incorporating environmental themes in their lessons
3. Launching climate change groups at schools
Climate Change Education is the first programme of its kind in Uganda.
While there are a number of campaigns in schools planting trees and providing a talk, these efforts are one-offs and consequently have very limited long-term impact on the behaviour of pupils.
We believe that changing behaviour starts with increasing understanding. Therefore, we focus on getting climate change taught in classes in a comprehensive manner. We have developed engaging curriculums for both primary and secondary school pupils which include interactive games and long-term commitments to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Our secondary curriculum has just been approved by the Ugandan National Curriculum Development Centre and they are looking to integrate it into the national curriculum. We are also currently piloting our training of teachers to use this curriculum effectively in their schools. We will then seek to train teachers from schools around Uganda.
The initiative was created as an outcome of a conference organised by Makerere Climate Change Association in January 2015. It has been supported by UniTED since then with connections to a team at Oxford University who have helped with research into similar educational projects in the UK.