Environmental degradation in Uganda is a result of governmental neglect, local communities that rely on the land are eager for...
My name is Elena Priesen-Reis and I am a current third year university student studying to achieve a MSci in physics at University College London. During the summer of 2019 I decided to be spontaneous and take part in a 10-week volunteering program with Restless Development in rural Uganda. During my time there I experienced many shocking and delightful things, but the main aspects that stood out to me were most likely influenced by my science background and passion for the environment; the visible impacts that climate change was already having on this vulnerable community, the attitudes in response to this, and local attempts to tackle this issue. The entire experience was extremely eye-opening for me, and I hope that through my article I am able to provide others with even just a glimpse of the situation in locations such as Kangulumira, who’s weak infrastructure and geographical location put them at serious danger in the face of the growing climate crisis.