Andrew Aijuka

Journalist / Videographer /Office manager

Member since Aug 2023

Experienced Video Journalist & Documentary-Filmmaker with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in broadcast, Television production, Radio and Podcast Production, and Feature Films with a Diploma in Journalism and Bachelor’s Degree focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies and Journalism from Uganda Technology And Management University.

On Saturday 18th March 2023, Victoria Nyanza Sailing Club in partnership with 7Hills International School sponsored by FlipFlopi organised a plastic upcycled boat challenge and recycling exhibition.

In May 2022, InfoNile hosted a 3-day community gallery exhibition from 19th - 22nd June in Rusinga Island, Kenya. The exhibition showcased the climate-smart transition of fishermen and locals from kerosene and pressure lamps to solar lamps for fishing and domestic use.

More than 70% of the rural population in the Nile Basin use groundwater for domestic use, irrigation and watering of animals. However, locals in Kimwe Village - Rokai, Uganda are suffering due to lack of access to clean safe water. In Itojo town, Ntungamo Uganda, a spring well is the lifeline of the town, while in Ruhimbo Village Isingiro, Uganda, one borehole is changing lives.

Uganda’s First ever Red List for Fishes Shades Light on Conservation

The launch of the National Red List was held on 21st March 2023 in Kampala. With support from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), NaFIRRI with partners have now updated distribution of all fish species with a native range in Uganda and assessed the extinction risk of all the fish species at the national scale to create the first national red list for the fishes of Uganda. The list is a comprehensive source of information on the conservation status of fishes of the country, their distribution, and threats. The list can be used by the public, government agencies, development partners, civil society organizations for conservation decision making, research, capacity building, and advocacy.

Action urged to scale up finance for Uganda’s water sector

According to the UN Children’s agency UNICEF, in the financial year of 2018/19, the water budget was slashed from UGX 1,266 billion to UGX 765 billion. In the financial year of 2019/2020, the water and environment sector accounted for 3.0% of the national budget, down from 5.0% in 2018/19.

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