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12-14 December 2021

Responding to climate disruption: youth livelihoods in Uganda. RewirEd Summit, Dubai Expo 2020.

8 November 2021

Youth-led research showcase and interactive dialogue on the impact of climate change on youth livelihoods and health in Africa. Science Show Theatre, Green Zone, COP26 Glasgow.

5 November 2021

Living in the climate crisis: young people in Uganda. Chinese Corporation Pavilion / Hall 4, Blue Zone, COP26 Glasgow.

19 October 2021

Let us be heard: young people and climate change. British Academy, UK.

26 September 2021

Youth Futures. Africa Climate Week.

10 September 2021

Peak youth, climate change and the role of young people in seizing their future. African Youth Conference on Climate Change, side event.

14 August 2021

KFM International Youth Day Radio Talk Show. Celebrating International Youth Day.

12 August 2021

How are young people changing the world? International Youth Day Virtual Event.

12-14 July 2021

Young people and climate change in Africa: a Kampala-Cambridge workshop. The Kampala-Cambridge Young People and Climate Change workshop is a three day international event, hosted by Restless Development, Makerere University and University of Cambridge.

30 March 2021

Talk in ‘Climate change and the role of young people’ by Anna Barford, to students of the Department of Social Sciences at Howard Community College, USA. Hosted by Dr. Yang Yu.

10 February 2021

Keynote talk by Anna Barford on ‘Peak youth, climate change, and the role of young people in adapting their futures’ at the Cambridge Zero Research Symposia 2021. The recording of the symposia is available here:

10 December 2020

The project team hosted the Uganda Youth National Working Group, with a focus on our research topic. The event, entitled What’s in Store for Our Future? The Impact of Climate Change on Youth Work and Aspirations, was attended by young people, NGOs, policy makers and academics. 

24 June 2020

Youth livelihoods and climate change presentation by Anthony Mugeere, Rachel Proefke, and Anna Barford, at the Cambridge Youth Symposium, Decent Work and Youth Livelihoods group , University of Cambridge.




Barford, A., Olwell, R. H., Mugeere, A., Nyiraneza, M., Magimbi, P., Mankhwazi, C., & Isiko, B. (2021). Living in the climate crisis: young people in Uganda. University of Cambridge.

Read the report here.






Mugeere, A., Barford, A., & Magimbi, P. (2021). Climate Change and Young People in Uganda: A Literature Review. The Journal of Environment & Development, 10704965211047159.









Barford, A. & Nyiraneza, M. (2021). Young activists are tired of their views on the climate crisis being ignored. The Independent. 11 August 2021. 





Barford, A. (2021). Climate talks will fail without more young people's voices. World Economic Forum Agenda. 3 June 2021.




Barford, A. & Mankhwazi, C. (2021). How young people in Uganda are living the climate crisis. Newton Fund-GCRF Data Insights Blog. 23 July 2021.





COP26 BriefingBarford, A., Proefke, R., Mugeere, A., Stocking, B. 2021. COP26 Briefing on Young People and Climate Change. ISBN 978-0-85672-637-6




Against the oddsBarford, A.; Coombe, R.; Proefke, R.. 2021. Against the odds: Young people’s high aspirations and societal contributions amid a decent work shortage. Geoforum, 121, 162-172.




AcodeMugyenyi,  O.,  Mugeere,  A.,  and  Amumpiire,  A.,  A.  2020.  Conserving  the  Environment  and Enhancing Community Resilience: The Key Climate Change Priorities during and after COVID-19, Kampala: ACODE, Policy Briefing Paper Series No.53.


AcodeBakiika, R., Mbatuusa, C., Mugeere, A., Amumpiire, A. 2020. Climate Finance Mobilization in Uganda: The most viable financing option, Kampala: ACODE, Policy Briefing Paper Series No.51.


Events and publicationsBarford, A., Coombe, R. and Proefke, R., 2020. Youth experiences of the decent work deficit. Geography, 105, 60-68.


Challenging inequality in KenyaBarford, A., 2020. Challenging inequality in Kenya, Mexico and the UK. Third World Quarterly, p.1-20. doi:10.1080/01436597.2020.1826299.





Just transition Supporting societyBarford, A., Brayne, C., and Shuckburgh, E.. 2020. Just transition: Supporting society in the zero-carbon transformation. In Shuckburgh, E., Zenghelis, D., Agarwala, M., Diaz Anadon, L., Howard-Grenville, J., Peñasco, C., . . . Hayes, J. (2020). A Blueprint for a Green Future - Multidisciplinary report on a green recovery from COVID-19 by the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum. Cambridge Open Engage. Chapter 2. doi:10.33774/coe-2020-2831j



Getting byBarford, A. and Coombe, R. 2019. Getting by: young people's working lives. Published by Murray Edwards College, in April 2019. CC BY Creative Commons license. 10.17863/CAM.39460