Mubende district Profile

Mubende district, located in central Uganda, is one of the most populated districts of Uganda. According to the 2014 national housing and population census, Mubende district has 688,819 people. That is roughly 150 people per sq km. The district also has a fast population growth rate. Number of people in Mubende has doubled in the last two decades.

The major economic and livelihood activity for Mubende is agriculture with maize, banana, cassava, beans, sweet potatoes, ground nuts as the major crops. The district is also an important source of livestock products.

Project Background

This system was developed to ensure that knowledge and capacities for climate change adaptation are strengthened by promoting Knowledge Management Systems and use of ICTs for Climate Change Adaptation in for Mubende District Local Government. The system will provide and promote the sharing of information and knowledge on weather and climate, climate change adaptation interventions/technologies, disaster risk reduction and post-harvest handling and marketing of produce. Additionally, the system will facilitate sharing of this knowledge amongst district staff, as well as with stakeholders working in the district. The idea is to provide a one stop online platform on climate change adaptation issues in Mubende district.

Mubende District Local Government is working with development partners to help local communities deal with the effects of climate change. The district is one of six beneficiary districts to the Global Climate Change Alliance – Uganda agriculture adaptation to climate change project.

The major objectives of this projects is to strengthen the resilience of rural populations and agricultural production systems in the central part of the cattle corridor and to build the capacities of communities, commercial farmers and the Government of Uganda to cope with climate change