09: Rakai Youths for Action & Development – Uganda

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Challenger Profile at a Glance

Meet Rakai Youths for Action & Development in Uganda, 2021 International Climate Action Challenge Eco-Champion award-winners!


  • #9 – Rakai Youths for Action & Development (RYAD)
  • Location: Uganda
  • Registered Challengers: Samuel Yawe, John Jjuuko, Catherine Namyalo
  • 90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2021

Impact Highlights

During the 90-day challenge, the RYAD team:

  • Coordinated 20 cleanups in Rakai Town Council trading centers, and Kifamba sub-county and Kagamba sub-county villages.
  • Held 30 sensitization and awareness meetings.
  • Hosted 10 sports events.
  • Reached 6,000 people with all events.
  • Planted a total of 500 trees during five tree-planting events.

Tree planting details:

  • Planted by: RYAD team members, local leaders and volunteer members of the community from each village where trees were planted
  • Type: jackfruit, mango, mvule, musizi
  • Sites: roadsides, green spaces, sub-county headquarters, health centers, barren hills
  • Locations:
    • Kagamba sub county: Bbaale, Kanagisa
    • Rakai Town Council: Danida village, Katuntu and Kibona 



About the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge

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