The Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Research Programme (CHIRP) at Leeds is based in the Priestly International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. CHIRP@LEEDS is a joint collaboration across the climate and global health themes, and partners the Leeds School of Earth and Environment, and the Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, including the Nuffield Centre for Global Health and Development. Led by Professor Lea Berrang-Ford, the programme integrates interdisciplinary expertise across Leeds faculties, including strengths in public health, epidemiology, medicine, engineering, climate science, nutrition, and geography.
Sylvia Kokunda, an IHACC Ugandan team member, and resident of one of ten partner Batwa communities in Kanungu District southwestern Uganda, was recently invited to speak at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights, where she presented on the Batwa's current situation, past eviction from Bwindi forest, and current opportunities for enhancing political participation for minority and Indigenous groups in Uganda.
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