As a culmination of the course “Climate leadership: From commitments to actions”, led by UNU as part of the Impulsouth project, 23 young climate action professionals from Madagascar, Niger, Uganda and Zambia presented their proposals of climate solutions on Friday the 12th of August on a virtual event.

The proposals included innovative agricultural and food security initiatives, energy and water access projects, capacity-building  projects for community climate resilience, as well as the marketplace of climate solutions. All presenters explained how their projects relate with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as with their countries’ NDCs, in order to contribute to their national commitments for the Paris agreement implementation.

The best evaluated proposals will be selected to be part of Impulsouth Climate Solutions Lab, an incubation programme in which the young leaders will be accompanied for 6 months in the implementation of their projects.

Many thanks and congratulations to the students who have made it to the end of Impulsouth’s climate leadership training with hard work and tenacity! And special thanks as well to the evaluation committee formed by Impulsouth academic partners, African innovation specialists, UNFCCC staff and government representatives and research partners of Impulsouth from Madagascar, Niger, Uganda and Zambia

Below you will find the list of students and their project titles.

For more information you can download the presentation used during the event here:

Presentation of Climate solutions in Madagascar and Uganda

Presentation of Climate Solutions in Niger and Zambia

or watch the recording of the event on our youtube channel here:

Group 1 (Madagascar and Uganda):

Group 2  (Niger and Zambia) :

Country Name Project title
Madagascar Jonathan Mickaël Andréas Climate Change Center For Businesses
Madagascar Katia Mahery Rakotinirina Climate Mentorship Program for Women Migrants in National Parks Ankarafantsika
Madagascar Harimanantsoa RazanajafyLivaniaina Beekeeping activity: Effective alternative for restoring and protecting forests, saving bees and promoting rural development
Madagascar Heriniaina Raveloharison
Niger Mariama Abdoulaye Ide E-HIMMA
Niger Daoura Mahamadou Implementation of an MRV community of practice: Institutional climate solution
Niger Zeinabou Maman Noura Center for Education and Research in Climate Change and Health (Magaria Project)
Niger Oumarou Hassane Yacoudima Abba Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in the Oasis Ecosystems in Agadez Region, Sahara North-Niger.
Niger Cheffou Mairounkoundoum Rachid AGRI-DIGITAL
Uganda Gloria Nalule Mubiru Leveraging Private Sector finance to implement NDC priority adaptation and mitigation actions
Uganda Timothy kiboma Enhancement Of Small Scale Crop Farmers’ Resilience To Climate Change Impacts In Mbale District-Eastern Uganda
Uganda Rolex Muceka Solar E-kiosk: A solar powered energy kiosk for promoting e-mobility including other clean energy products and services
Uganda Calyst Bikwasi Ndyomugabi Development Of Climate Change Portal
Uganda Annet Dianah Nannono Setting Up A Community Based Laboratory For Sustainable Soil Management Technologies That Enhance Prevention Of Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Uganda Erina Nabafu Improving resilience of locals to disasters in the Mt. Elgon area in Uganda
Uganda Nkata Johnpaul Piloting the Mainstreaming of Climate Change in the Education Sector of Uganda
Zambia Thresa Bwalya Enhanced adoption of clean and renewable energy in Zambia
Zambia Jackson Bwalya Urban Ecovillage
Zambia Laura Nkhuwa Enhancing The Adaptive Capacity Of Small-Scale Farmers Through The Documentation And Utilization Of Indigenous Knowledge On Rainwater Harvesting Techniques In Siavonga District Of Zambia.
Zambia Philippa Hamakasu Carbon Viability For Small Scale Producers In The Forestry And Agricultural Sectors
Zambia Alice Chilambwe Evaluating NASA POWER reanalysis Climate Data Against Selected Weather Stations in Zambia
Zambia Owen Machuku Enhancing Food Security Through Sorghum Flour And Sorgflakes Value Addition In Drought Prone Areas Of Lusitu In Chirundu District
Zambia Louisa Mukuka Enhancing Improved Cookstoves Products and Services in Zambia