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Ban the fossil fuel industry from Climate Change negotiations Social Innovation 

Ban the fossil fuel industry from Climate Change negotiations

Big Impact of Big Fossil Led by old king coal and petroleum, fossil fuels kick-started the industrial revolution in the mid-1700s, essentially the beginning of “civilization” as we know it today, driving stratospheric improvements in quality of life and life expectancy, globally. However, the burning of fossil fu2els has been a double edged sword, one which simultaneously launched an astronomical rise in the levels of greenhouse gases, in our atmosphere, that trap heat, catalyzing climate change and a catastrophic rise in surface temperatures across our planet. By 2015, various studies highlighted…

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Impact of climate change in Uganda and the importance of COP21 Social Innovation 

Impact of climate change in Uganda and the importance of COP21

So, what’s COP21 and why does it matter? Conference of the Parties (COP), also known as the Climate Conference, is a gathering of the countries that signed up to an international treaty, called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or “UNF-triple C”) in 1992. Last year’s COP in Paris was the 21st conference –COP21, and in 2016, Marrakech will host the 22nd conference –COP22. At COP21, a legally binding commitment called the Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 countries which are parties to the UNFCCC, with the aim…

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“There are no Ideas in Uganda Worth Investing in”? Really? Entrepreneurship Finance Social Innovation 

“There are no Ideas in Uganda Worth Investing in”? Really?

On Friday the 12th 2016, The Innovation Village Kampala organized the inaugural Innovator’s Night event. The idea behind this event is to spur budding entrepreneurs, innovators and businessmen and women to showcase the efforts of their inspiration and thoughts. The wining Idea would take home the Prize from The Innovation Village. This is the start of many such initiatives. Someone somewhere has said: “There is no business in Uganda worth investing”. The thing is that that is a blanket assessment and it might not necessarily be true. On the other…

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Turning the Tide: Changing Uganda Through Positive Conversations Entrepreneurship Social Innovation 

Turning the Tide: Changing Uganda Through Positive Conversations

The most powerful thing on earth is a conversation. Most of the good things and the bad things for that matter that happen on earth are as a result of a conversation. It therefore follows that the quality of the conversations that we are having must be elevated. If we are to change anything in us and around us, the quality of our conversations must of necessity be improved. Last week (I think), I saw a crazy Facebook post by one Entrepreneurial thought leader that Uganda is proud of. He…

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