Dr. Epule was in Uganda to organize workshops in Karamoja, North East Uganda (Moroto and Rupa) and a research partnership meeting at Makerere University
Between January 11th and 19th 2017, Dr. Epule traveled to Uganda. His first stop was at Makerere University Kampala where on the 12th and 13th of January he met with members of the ‘’Research Innovations Lab’’ led by Dr. Shuaib Lwasa. Worship topics discussed included: techniques of conduction research among native people in Karamoja and logistics. From the 14th to the 16th of January, Dr. Epule was accompanied by two members of the ‘’Research Innovations Lab’’ to Karamoja (Moroto and Rupa) where three workshops and a plenary were organized. The workshops that were very successful in Rupa sub-county had the following parallel sessions: a group of 10 agro-pastoralists women, a group of 10 agro-pastoralists men and a mixed group of 5 men and 5 women. The themes discussed included: 1.) Indigenous climate change adaptation options 2.) Barriers to climate change adaptations 3.) Reactive and proactive climate change adaptations and 4.) Perceptions of current and past climate change as revealed by temperature and precipitation changes.