The Entebbe project focuses on addressing the lack of involvement of school-going children in decision-making processes concerning climate change actions. It emphasizes the necessity of providing a dedicated platform for these children to access current information about climate change and share their local insights with a global audience. The project underscores that the choices made by these children today will significantly shape their future.

Specifically, the project identifies the insufficient space for school children to express their concerns about climate change in typical forums. It recognizes that climate change disproportionately affects people’s ability to secure food, with children bearing the brunt of its impacts due to their vulnerability. As they are still in the developmental stage, children are at heightened risk of injury, disability, and even death due to climate-related effects. Issues like malnutrition, diarrheal diseases, and malaria, which are major threats to children, are projected to worsen due to climate change.

Children in developing countries like Uganda face amplified risks not because the effects of climate change are necessarily more severe there, but because poverty limits their capacity to respond effectively. The project highlights the daily struggle of the world’s poorest children, emphasizing how insufficient access to nutritious food leads to illness and hampers their education, perpetuating a cycle of poverty that endures across generations.

In essence, the project seeks urgent action to support these vulnerable children by addressing the intersection of climate change and poverty, aiming to create a platform for their voices to be heard, provide them with critical information, and foster participation in decisions that shape their future and well-being.