INDIGENOUS ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Welcome to Mukongoro, Kitariro, Kihembe, and Byumba, Indigenous Batwa communities located in south-western Uganda. These settlements have been created out of forced displacement, an unjust, inescapable element of Batwa life. As a result of their forced resettlement from their traditional forests, modern Batwa life matches their traditions only in spirit. Daily life mimics that of the Bakiga, the tribe whose land the Batwa now occupy and whose customs they borrow to survive in an environment their traditions have not prepared them for. In addition, they face a changing climate that challenges their remote rural lifestyle. Through the portraits and essays in this website, the communities invite you to explore their daily life and the stories behind it. Please read and appreciate the hard, happy, changing lives of a few Batwa.