Ugandan students explore climate change through school debates

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Are human activities the major cause of climate change? 44 students from 11 schools from Kiboga district, Uganda, debated this topic in July 2017 during a school debate competition organised by Climate Reality Leader Timothy Mugerwa in collaboration with Kiboga district authorities. The competition aimed at promoting climate change literacy among learners and engaging them on the challenges at hand.

Each school was represented by four student debaters, all in support of the topic but challenged through interruptions from other schools.
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In the first round of debates, the participant schools competed in three groups. The final debate and closing ceremony took place on the 21st of July 2017 at Gracious Motel, Kiboga district, giving the winners the chance to further discuss the topic and challenge one another.
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The panel of judges comprised of three distinguished people although the first one wasn’t present for the finals. It comprised of Ms. Esther Nampera, Kiboga District Environment Officer, Mr. Allan Ssekyanzi, Kiboga District Principal Agricultural Officer, and Mr. Derrick Mutemaa, Senior Social Policy Researcher from Kampala.

The debate was moderated by Shadrach Nirere, a volunteer of the African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) in Uganda and a student at Kampala International University (KIU).
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Katera Trust Senior Secondary School emerged the winner and walked away with the top prize of Ugandan Shillings 500,000 (USD 140) and a certificate of best debating school.

Kapeke Seed Senior Secondary School won Ugandan Shillings 300,000 (USD 85) for second best school in the competition. St. Marys qualified for the third place.

Winning prizes of Ugandan Shillings 100,000 (USD 30) were also awarded to the best male student from Kapeke Seed Senior Secondary School and the best female student was from Katera Trust Senior Secondary School.
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The State Minister for Environment was represented by the Principal Climate Change Officer who read her written speech. The Minister commended ACRP for taking the initiative to introduce climate change debates in schools. She said Kiboga district stood tall from all other districts in Uganda since there wasn’t any district that had ever conducted such debates. Nabingo Senior Secondary School in Kampala had tried to invite individual schools to participate in climate change debates but it wasn’t at the magnitude of this school debate competition.

She thanked Climate Reality Leader Timothy Mugerwa and ACRP for taking the lead and requested that debates continue every year. She pledged the ministry’s support towards the initiative and promised to partner with ACRP to replicate the initiative in other districts.

The Minister further promised to extend a UN-initiated high school exchange programme involving schools from Switzerland and Uganda in climate change activities to Kiboga students.
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