Thee-Days Intensive Social Media Training Workshop For NGOs, CBOs, Non-Profits

IMG_0369Mukono District NGO Forum (MUDINFO) of over 240 member Organizations organized a capacity building program in IT and the effective use of social media platforms in promoting, marketing, Local and International resource mobilization. The event was held at Mukono District MTN ICT Community Center from 28th to 30th March, 2017 . The training aimed at increasing Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)’s online visibility through creating facebook pages and groups, twitter, blogs and free websites thus experiencing online power of networking as well as efficient, effective and professional networking mechanism in promoting service delivery and Integral development.

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Introducing Selected MUDINFO Members to Microsoft Cloud products for Nonprofits

IMG_5693On 22nd March 2017, NetSquared-Uganda(Mukono) held its Microsoft Cloud products Nonprofit  At Maendeleo Foundation Uganda. Members were introduced to Microsoft Cloud Products and briefed about the process of how they can access Microsoft Donations through TechSoup Global.

Below are video testimonies captured from two of the participants

(1)  Testimony by Catherine Nabwami https://youtu.be/DZ9U_zJW3u4

(2)   Testimony by Beatrice Nyamwenge https://youtu.be/5q1BpCWKhi8

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Visit to Toyota-Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility Department

7Yesterday 21st March, 2017 we visited Toyota-Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility department and discussed a number of partnership options for the two institutions. We tabled Mukono District NGO Forum proposed long term environment conservation concept aiming at planting 1,000,000 trees every year and 10 trees for every imported Toyota vehicle to help reduce carbon emitted in the atmosphere, among other benefits.

Currently, Toyota-Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses at the following projects below of which (1) and (2) will soon be implemented in Mukono District under our established partnership.

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STAKEHOLDER VALIDATION WORKSHOPS FOR THE DRAFT FEEDBACK AND GRIEVANCES REDRESS MECHANISM FOR UGANDA’S NATIONAL REDD+ PROGRAMME

IMG_5647.JPGUganda, through the Ministry of Water and Environment, is developing a national strategy for addressing deforestation and forest degradation in Uganda (The National REDD Strategy). REDD+ which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation is a global incentive mechanism for financial flows to reward countries for improved management of its forest resources, and could thus ultimately contribute to the country’s sustainable development. The REDD+ mechanism has potential to ignite conflicts or grievances relating to several aspects of REDD+ at different scales and levels including the field, institutional and policy levels. In this regard, Uganda aims to put in place an effective and efficient feedback and grievance redress mechanism to help manage and resolve conflicts should they arise. These systems will be put in place both at national and local level to enable easy accessibility and usage of these structures. Continue reading STAKEHOLDER VALIDATION WORKSHOPS FOR THE DRAFT FEEDBACK AND GRIEVANCES REDRESS MECHANISM FOR UGANDA’S NATIONAL REDD+ PROGRAMME

Stakeholders Workshop on Skills Development Facility (SDF)

IMG_5629Yesterday (15th March, 2017), a team from Private Sector Foundation Uganda briefed members of Mukono District NGO Forum about Skills Development Facility (SDF) Grant.

BACKGROUND:

Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP)

}USD 100 Million Government of Uganda Project, funded by World Bank

}Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP) is the Skilling Uganda strategy, the Government’s strategy for national BTVET development.

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A Visit to Noah’s Arc Children Ministry

IMG_5423.JPGYesterday we visited Noah’s Arc Children Ministries Uganda (NACMU www.nacmu.org) where we engaged in an intensive strategic discussion with its founders Peter (Papa). Currently , NACMU is looking after 187 children and it is not an orphanage home but a children’s home. All the children in this home have no parents and no one is claiming for them and they entirely belong to Peter and his wife. The children in this home are rescued from all kind of nasty environments like pit latrines, garbage pits, etc . Services offered at NACMU are all open to the community and these include but not limited to Education, health, etc. Continue reading A Visit to Noah’s Arc Children Ministry

Bluebonnet Scholastic Material Distribution to Sir. Apollo Kaggwa (Buwaali) Primary School

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img_5322Last Friday the 03rd of March, 2017, we reached out to over 200 pupils of Sir. Apollo Kaggwa Primary School Kawaali with scholastic materials. The materials were donated by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA. 

During our visit to the school, we discovered that the school had fewer streams to accommodate all the seven classes of pupils. Because of this, some classes were sharing a classroom as you can see below. Again, we discovered that Primary One (P.1) class of children of less than 5years was IN A VERY SORRY STATE as you can watch this VIDEO and we call on your support to help this school in terms of infrastructure development.

IMG_5386.JPGTo catch up with what happened, please watch this VIDEO and the photo slideshow below.

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