Stabilising climate can end poverty – African philanthropists

Mr Alais Ole Morindat, the ACTIVE Programme Director at African People & Wildlife. (Image: Courtesy)

It has been observed that stabilising climate is a sure way of reducing poverty in Africa.

Mr Alais Ole Morindat, the ACTIVE Programme Director at African People & Wildlife (APW), notes that reducing poverty is harder with climate change since the two go hand in hand.

Addressing various philanthropists gathered in Uganda to discuss African Philanthropy at Imperial Resort Beach in Entebbe, Mr Morindat said recent observations indicate that there is increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like floods, wildfires, hurricanes and droughts that threaten lives.

He said these result in driving people from their home and jeopardising food sources and livelihoods.

Mr Morindat said these climate disruptions have devastating impacts on human lives and livelihoods, increasing the likelihood of more conflict, hunger and poverty.

Basing on the Shock Wave by S Hallegattee – 2016 on ‘Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty’, Mr Morindat said by 2030, at least 100 million people will be poor as a result of climate change climate.

To reverse the prediction, he said African philanthropists have to consider stabilising the climate so as to end poverty induced by climate change.

This at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, to discuss African philanthropy under the theme: ‘Driving Change.’

During the 2022 Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) Assembly such topics as poverty, disease and climate change topped conversations.

Speaking at the COP27 climate change summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, issued a warning to attendees that the world is losing its fight against climate change.

“We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.” He said.


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