Mass distribution of Clean Cook Rocket Stoves to over 100 women

Rural Africa Facts

2Last Sunday the 15th of April we distributed Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women of Bunakijja in Mukono District and Namaliri in Buikwe District. The stoves will help to reduce on the amount of firewood used per day in cooking thus reducing cutting down of trees in communities.

On average, a single family in rural Uganda uses between 20-30 firewood of each 2M long. With the introduction of 2BCCROST, a single family is expected to use a maximum of 5 firewood per day of each 2M long.

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Since this kind of stove produces much less smoke, women are going to be saved from illnesses associated with inhering wood burning unhealthy smoke.

Again, this is the Team behind this project

(1) Sun24 of Florida USA as information resource, adviser and financer

(2) Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) as Coordinating and Technical implementing Team

(3) Kikandwa…

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Highlights from March 2018 MUDINFO General Assembly

IMG_8619The Annual General Meeting(AGM) took place on Friday 23rd March 2018 at the CAO’s boardroom, Mukono District Headquarters. Over 80 attended among which included representatives from various member Organizations and District leaders. It commenced at around 9am with the arrival of members and ended in the afternoon around 2pm. A great number of issues were discussed following the agenda. The Executive Chairperson Mr. Kibaya Robert gave the first remarks from which he welcomed all members and thanked them for coming. Continue reading Highlights from March 2018 MUDINFO General Assembly

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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CSOs Capacity Building, Policy, Advocacy, Lobbying, Resource mobilization, Leadership, Project planning and Financial management skills