What we do

Our Approach

Our approach is bottom up and holistic focusing on  individual behavioral change amongst people and systematic change in policy and practice towards climate action. We deliver programs at grassroots level with much emphasis on working with schools, local communities especially the vulnerable communities and grassroots organizations.We also produce research, toolkits, guidance and generate evidence to share our experience with the members of the movement to solicit for action and create an impact in any way possible.

Girls For Climate Action runs programs in Jinja, Kamuli, Mayuge, Kampala and Entebbe. We mainly engage schools and vulnerable communities.

Our ACtivities

Young
Environmentalist
program (YEP)

The Young environmentalist program is a program for children in and out of school to empower and engage them in climate action

The Climate Series

These are climate studies formulated into a curriculum that runs in both national and international schools in Jinja and Kampala. These are aimed at creating awareness and enrich children’s knowledge on climate science.

School Orchard Week

Every year, we engage 60 primary schools in a massive fruit tree planting with in their schools. This is in the bid to encourage more fruit tree planting as fruit trees are key carbon sinks and beat food insecurity in the same vein.

School Climate strikes

Since 2018, the children have taken to the streets peaceful campaigns to demand for action , and for a future that they want . G4C has supported these campaigns and action has been registered in most of them.

Green E-learning System

This campaign designed to encourage electronic learning to students and lecturers while minimizing the use of paper. This system in turn reduces the amount of paper used by the students as well as minimizing the rate of carbon emissions from student travels.

Climate Leadership
Programs

We believe in the power of young people to create action if they are given the skills and knowledge to  drive action. With this, G4C has different programs for climate leadership  development

Local Climate Captains

Climate Captains are subjected to an intensive one week training in environment, climate science and community organizing. After the training, they work on environmental projects with in their local communities and schools.

Climate Corps Fellowship

A yearlong program which brings 30 youths from different regions in the country for a weeklong gathering and learning. They are then connected to different community organisation for 6 months and implement a project for 5 months.

Youth Dialogues and Workshops

Girls for Climate Action holds youth dialogues and workshops to enhance knowledge and discuss climate policies to contribute to the country’s climate policy.

Climate
Smart Technologies

We engage women, girls, children and youths in climate smart technologies that are at the same time income generating

Renewable energy

Renewable energy is in the bid to find smart alternatives for communities in place of firewood. Under this we involve communities in, Briquette making from organic waste, solar cooking trainings in partnership with solar cookers international.

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate smart agriculture is done in partnership with Art Planet Academy to involve communities especially women in climate smart farming methods.

Green Master (mobile game)

Green War is a video game imed at raising awareness about climate change. The game is designed to offer players points if they relate to Eco friendly elements and eliminate carbon emission into the atmosphere. The game is being tested in schools that have computer facilities.

Community
mobiliation for campaigns and clean ups

As part of the need to influence behavioral change among the people in the community, we occasionally organize for campaigns and clean up exercises specifically on waste management and sorting.

Climate Action groups

Climate action groups are platforms for  training, advocacy and research in environment and climate issues, and encourage a culture of conservation and protection of the planet. These groups can be found at Universities, Primary and Secondary Schools, Corporate workplaces, places of worship and neighborhoods. Institutions and concerned individuals are encouraged to initiate climate action groups in their localities to solve local ecological problems.

By registering a group, Girls For Climate provides the tools, resources and opportunities you need to to solve ecological problems.

Birthday Tree Campaign

We initiated the Kyabazinga’s Birthday tree recognizing that people honour this day. His subjects were also encouraged to plant trees to commemorate his 31st birthday. This is a campaign we want to take to all kingdoms in Uganda to influence cultural leaders to take climate action.

Climate Queen
Program

The Climate Queen is an elite position that has been put to motivate more young people to participate in the programs of conserving the environment and the climate queen acts as an icon to  influence other youths.We have had three climate queens since its inception in 2015.

The queen has worked on a lot of programs with women and girls, children and students in 4 Universities.