Agodo Shabella Patience

Agodo Shabella Patience

Agodo Shabella Patience is a Ugandan Lawyer with keen interest on the Environment and Climate change. She is the founder and Executive Director of Green Teso Initiative a climate change Advocacy NGO based in Eastern Uganda.
  • Lack of planning in refugee camps is damaging the environment

    How lack of planning in refugee camps damages the environment

    The number of refugees and persons of concern in the world by the end of 2015 was 65.3 million. Currently host to over 800,000 refugees, Uganda is home to one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidi bidi refugee camp. Located in northern Uganda, the camp was...
  • Climate secrets from the past

    Trees contain some of nature’s most accurate evidence of the past climatic conditions. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, a former professor at the University of Arizona teaching astronomy, discovered that trees are sensitive to local climate conditions, such as rain and temperature. Andrew made this discovery in his quest to further...
  • Outliving the climate meltdown

    Climate change is known to cause extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, hurricanes, storms, heat waves, wildfires, increasing sea water levels and more. These natural disasters destroy aquatic life, human life and settlements, and agriculture. They also cause water shortages that reduce the length of food growing seasons...
  • The darkness behind solar energy

    Solar, is considered clean energy and a much welcome alternative to fossil fuels. However, like the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) pointed out in a 2009 report, the problem comes at the beginning and end of a solar panel’s life. The production process of solar energy has been marred...
  • Understanding climate finance

    Every institution on the face of earth today is hinged on finance either directly or indirectly. This makes money central to the creation of sustainability. The sustainability of man is a global issue and it is from that realization that organizations like the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO),...
  • Apps against climate change

      Today, over 4 billion people have mobile phones. Even the developing world had internet phone coverage of about 54% by 2013. In India, more people have mobile phones than they have access to toilets. With 7.86 billion mobile phones in use worldwide, over 43% of users access the...
  • Uganda Must Drop the Bad Energy

    On 22 April, 175 countries signed the 2015 Paris Agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event established a record for the first international agreement to be signed by all those parties on just the first day. Uganda represented by its Prime Minister, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda also signed...
  • The Political Conundrum

    Since their discovery in the 1700s followed by their subsequent mining in the 1800s, fossil fuels have been at the heart of mechanization and industrialization. As research has proved, these environmentally unfriendly fuels have been the biggest negative accelerants of climate change and, as such, the world’s focus today...
  • Protecting Honduras: the life of Berta Cáceres

    Honduras has since 2009 been plagued with endless murders and is today renowned as the world’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders. Between 2010 and 2014 alone, 116 environmental activists have been killed, 12 of whom were reported murdered in 2014. These murders have been premised on Honduras’ natural...
  • Mother Earth?

    Africa has, for a long time, been plagued with unending challenges: a shrinking land base, effects of climate change, waste dumping, inadequate energy, loss of bio-diversity, illegal fishing, water scarcity, disease volatility and institutional challenges. As a way to address these shortcomings, the Organization of African Unity, now called...
  • Uganda’s Move Towards Women Inclusion

    In the past, Uganda’s cultural system was deeply entrenched in patriarchy; a societal system in which men hold exclusive power. However with the coming of the National Resistance Movement government, in 1986, Uganda has made tremendous steps in the inclusion of women as partakers in the country’s development and decision-making...
  • Uganda Joins the Climate Change Loop

    In recognition of the danger of ignoring climate change and in the fulfillment of their obligation to the United Nation’s Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a signatory, Uganda finally submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on the 14th October, 2015, just in time for the Bonn...
  • How Toxic Is Your Computer?

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines e-waste as “any appliance using electric power supply that has reached its end-of-life”. “End of life” of a product means the product is due to be discarded. The question then is; how do we discard electronic waste in an environmentally safe...
  • Climate in the year 2050

    We all probably know that climate change is a naturally occurring reality. Naturally, it should take hundreds and thousands of years to occur giving biological and human systems time to adapt to the change. However, that is no longer our reality. The new reality is that 95% of human...
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