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Applications for Scholarships Msc. Meteorology Makerere University Uganda

Makerere University
Dear All,

The WIMEA-ICT project hereby invites applicants for Masters in areas of Computing, Electrical Engineering and Meteorology.

Please find attached, a flier with more details about the same or visit for more information.

Females are particularly encouraged to apply and the deadline for submission is 30th June 2016.

Kindly share this information widely in order to reach out to as many candidates as possible.

Kind regards

Dora Bampangana

Rome Meeting Addressing El Niño’s impact on Central America’s Dry Corridor

Date: Thursday 30 June 2016, 9:00-12:30
Event: High-level meeting at FAO in Rome

The El Niño climate event is having a devastating impact on agriculture in Central America’s Dry Corridor where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure. In the most affected countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras some 2.8 million people are dependent on food aid.

Paris Agreement Signing Takes Place in New York April 22nd 2016

Civil Society Experts React to Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

FAO says New approaches needed to meet sustainable development challenges

FAO Director-General stresses need for collaboration beyond traditional silos

22 March 2016, Rome -- The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable Development Agenda -- and eradicate hunger and poverty, in particular -- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels today.

Greater Horn of Africa March, April, May Seasonal Forecast Released

Kigali-Rwanda: Seasonal Forecast: MAM-2016
Published 24/02/16

Graeter Horn of Africa Seasonal Forecast Released

Kigali-Rwanda: Seasonal Forecast: MAM-2016
Published 24/02/16

The Paris Climate Agreement Adopted. GE.15-21930(E)
Conference of the Parties
Twenty-first session
Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015
Agenda item 4(b)
Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (decision 1/CP.17)
Adoption of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties
Proposal by the President
Draft decision -/CP.21
The Conference of the Parties,

Climate Talks Want to Give Priority to Agriculture

Report: Majority of National Climate Plans Address Agriculture, But Most Lack Funds for Footing the Annual USD 5 Billion Bill To Make Farming Climate-Resilient and Reduce Emissions from Food Production

First-ever analysis of agriculture in national climate plans calls on negotiators to ramp up investments in the sector; plans from world’s largest agriculture emitters—U.S., India and China—vague on details

Research Points to Greenhouse Gases For Dlobal Warming

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By John Myers
Forum News Service
DULUTH, Minnesota. -- Research by a University of Minnesota Duluth professor that separates Earth's natural climate variability from outside factors points in particular to greenhouse gas-induced climate change as the likely cause of the warming planet.

The study found that natural climate variability probably has helped keep things cooler in recent years than they otherwise would have been due to the outside factors.

Super Salt Tolrant Potatoes Developed

Innovation: Salt Farm Texel
BY Arjen de Vos, Owner, Salt Farm Texel
Organisation: Salt Farm Texel
Country: Netherlands

Will Climate Change Lead To conflict or Cooperation?

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

By Joel Jaeger
In conflict-prone regions such as Darfur, violence is sometimes blamed on climate change.

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.

Director of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Raleigh thinks that researchers and the media have put too simplistic a spin on the link between climate change and violence.

Climate Forecast for June, July and August in Lusoga Language Uganda

June, July & August Forecast in Lusoga language for Near Eastern Uganda
Okutwaliiza aghalala; entebereza eti bwenaaba mu Uganda:
Okuva omwezi gwomukaaga okutuuka ogwomunaana okutwaliza aghalala tikiseera kyamaadi kutoonha okusinga mubitundu eb’yobugwandhuuba, ebitundu ebiri ghagati gha Uganda, ebitundu eb’yenhanda Lake Victoria n’ebitundu eby’omubuvandhuba. Aye, kino kiseera k’yamaadhi kutoonha mumambuka ga Uganda.

NGOs Urge Nations to Make Every Moment Count till 2015 To Tackle Climate Change

Climate talks open as NGOS urge nations to make every moment count between now and 2015
Bonn, Germany - June 3, 2013: Climate Action Network (CAN) urged countries to continue to make progress outlining the elements of a comprehensive, global agreement that puts us on the path to fair, sustainable development at the UN climate negotiations opening in Bonn, Germany, today.

Eastern and Southern Africa Climate Change Media Network

East and Southern Africa Climate Change Media Network Born.

COMESA Weekly Newsletter Issue 134
Over 40 journalists from 23 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa have established the first ever Eastern and Southern Africa Climate Change
Media Network, which will act as a forum for the exchange of views
on the implications of climate change on people’s lives and also act as a channel to convey climate information to the public.