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