Uganda Placeholder

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

About the Implementing organization

Name: Rutendere youth development association (RUYODA)

Country: Uganda

Year of establishment: 2010

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization


This action is so innovative in a way that all projects set to manage this are local and can be tried and managed by both groups of people. These projects include pollution management through homemade wood stoves using home materials like soil, setting up vegetable and fruit gardens, planting trees as well as other related projects like fish farming and beekeeping. this solution has helped citizens opt to handle water-related problems by accessing water tanks from partner organisations.

Nature Element

Forests / Wetlands / Drylands / Wildlife

Type of Action

Protection / Access and benefit sharing / Pollution prevention, clean up / Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Food security / Disaster risk reduction / Renewable energy / Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)


Environmental Impacts

• On biodiversity- drought could stress wetlands; changes in temperature could affect the location of habitats and thus cause species migration

• On extinction- green and open spaces could be used more intensively with more outdoor living, potentially leading to disturbance of species and damage

• On soils and the built environment- subsidence and heave could worsen as the clay dries out in dry seasons, then west again in rainy seasons. Due to man's activities birds and fish species in rivers and other animals on river banks have disappeared. This will affect the communities in future and have to be addressed.

• On environmental degradation- forests have been cut for firewood, charcoal and this will affect the natural standards of the surroundings hence change in climate and agricultural decline. This needs to be addressed whereby all youth and women groups are availed with trees for planting.

Sustainable Development Impacts

Swamps have been maintained by the owners and the association has tried to maintain the few swamps it owns for better results. in doing this, it has tried to capture the water table by putting more fish ponds as well as maintaining and re-planting different tree species and gardening of ponds for a better environment.

Water problems at homes have been maintained through partnerships with kayonza growers tea factory which supplied tanks to farmers.

Conservation is still underway where by the association has sensitised the community to carry out beekeeping which is also one of the ways to restore the lost birds and other specials.

Women groups have been motivated and taught to construct wood stoves in their kitchens to control pollution at homes and related problems and so on and so force for good standards of the environment.

Sensitizations and conferences that are held annually are also the keys to initiative sustainability.


The association has greatly had the potential to extend its services and concerns with great ideas to other adult and youth groups especially women. This has clearly shown up the scale at which it will always fight to reach its heights.our recent help to kataburaza women association to put up a piggery and mushroom projects, as well as home gardens, has greatly had strong built up element for scalability.By building strategic partnerships with other organisations is a way to ensure that any interventions it does trial and can prove to be successful as well capable of being taken up nationwide by the relevant supporting bodies.There has been more expansion of personnel and income .This clearly, shows the capacity to continue with the targeted programmes without fail.

The great youth and women population achieved is one of the ways to lift their potential since togetherness breaks a bond.


This initiative has been proven top work in the region through registration as a community-based association .this, therefore, makes it easy to be exported to other regions or abroad. While there are, of course, vast differences between countries and even between different parts of the same country, a good project will often be capable of being replicated elsewhere. and this is what we are.

Our model of providing a group to group support for mothers recently for food security is one that is capable of being replicated anywhere with sufficient mobile coverage and technological literacy.

The reason we are so passionate about sustainability, scalability and replicability is that we want all of the projects we put and fund to go on to long-term success. one of the most rewarding things you can see is that this initiative and our partners are making real, long-lasting change.

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