Uganda’s Karamajong pastoralists severely affected by climate change

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Sylvia Atugonza Kapello (UN News Centre video capture)

The ability of the semi-nomadic pastoralist communities in Uganda’s Karamoja region to move freely is being hampered by changing weather patterns.

That’s according to a climate and development expert who works with the Riamiriam Civil Society Network Karamoja in Uganda.

The prolonged drought and lack of resources are also making it difficult for these marginalized communities to sustain their livestock. As one of the panelists at a UN Climate Summit session entitled “Voices from the Climate Front Lines”, Sylvia Atugonza Kapello urged for better policies that respond to the real needs on the ground.

Speaking to Jocelyne Sambira, she said that people- not just governments- had to do their share to fight climate change.

Duration: 3’04″

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