New Project: Need for support-Digital Community Network for Environmental Protection in Elgon Region-Bududa 2020-2025

We are designing the above community project to help in addressing the challenges of deforestation in the Elgon region #BududaDistrict as a case study from 2020-2025. This is aimed at addressing the ever increasing cases of mudslides whenever the region and districts receive too much rains every 5 -10years!

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This project will be looking at how best can the region replant traditional tree species as it was 60yrs ago before human destruction too root by cutting the trees for firewood, building houses, etc…

the project will basically be using ICT4D to address #EP in aligned to the country’s NDP II (III) when launched in Sept. 2020, VISION 2040 and the UN Agenda 2030 and the SDGs enshrined therein.

This project requires close to USD 100,000 (UGX 365,000,000/=) for the next five years and it will be implemented in partnership with the local community and civil society actors active in the region addressing the challenges of environmental protection.

A prototype of the same initiative is ready for showcasing to any potential or interested party anytime.

For further information on how to partners of support the initiative, please do contact #UGCommonwealth E-mail; commonwealthrcedu@gmail.com

Brief Report -Uganda Road safety Youth Forum 22nd Nov 2019 in Mbale -Pre-Event 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety 2020 in Sweden

Greetings from the Team that organized the above captioned subject as a pre-event for the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road safety 2020 in Uganda (Eastern District of Mbale) on 22/11/2019
The forum was attended by students of Nabayonga Primary School -Mbale focusing on the theme: Achieving Global Goals”
In attendance were the RDC Mbale, The Chief Guest Hon. Sarah Opendi -State Minister for General Duties-MoH; represented by the area women MP Hon. Connie Galiwago , Dr Hasifa Kasule Represented the WHO Uganda Country Representative,  DCDO, the district engineer, the youth representative for the Road safety Youth Assembly 2019, School PTA members and the teachers.
Facilitate by Mr. Sam Bambanza from Hope for Victims of road Accidents the forum participants were taken through the country’s road safety status and how its connected to the UN Decade for Road safety 2011-2020 and the SDGs in addition how the country invests hugely in the treatment of road crash victims in billions of UGX annually.
A full report is to be shared by 30th Jan. 2020 after the High Level Dialogue on Road safety in Kampala of which we are seeking your participation and support.
We do extend our appreciation to the Chief Guest, the DLG of Mbale, HOVITA for the financial & technical Support, WHO Uganda Country Rep. for always being there for the team, the host school and the local hosting CBO Namunis Empowerment for Devt Initiative-NEDI -Mbale
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Thank you
Kiapi K.Freddie
On behalf of the organizing Team-NEDI-Mbale, HOVITA & #UGCommonwealth

#UGCommonwealth hosts the 2019 World Speech day Forum in Uganda

Toady, 12/11/2019 we hosted the 3rd Edition of the World Speech Day Forum 2019 in Kampala at Kisuule N/P school attended by around 40 students and teachers. The event was graced by the ED National Planning Authority represented by Dr. Hamis Mugendawala, Snr. Planner-Education & Skills Development. The children presented their speech on topics like Uganda VISION 2040 & Road Safety for Children 2030.

The aims of this activity is to inculcate a culture of  public speakers from a development perspective -youth age. The 4th Edition will be held in 2020.

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2019 World Speech Day Forum in Kampala, Uganda

#UGCommonwealth will be hosting the 2019 World Speech Day Forum at Kisuule Nursery & Primary Sch. Bukoto in Kampala, Uganda on 12th Nov. 2019 starting at 3pm-5pm with the pupils making their speeches on the following topics: Uganda VISION 2040, Commonwealth, the UN for the Youth 2030 and Road Safety for Children as an engagement for young people to appreciate their role as development change makers by 2040.

 

#STEM campaign @CityHighSch.Kololo

#UGCommonwealth in collaboration with Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers #UIPE held a #STEM Outreach for students in S5 at City High Sch. on 31/07/2019 with the aim of encouraging the #GirlChild to have more interest in Sciences as a means of transforming humanity and the country.

The Students and teachers were told of the diverse advantages of studying sciences and how they will be in change of making sure that Uganda achieves VISION 2040. The speaker from #UIPE told the students how science has evolved and the role of #UIPE institution.  Students were told of the immerse benefits of Sciences.

This campaign is to run till Oct. 2019 and the report will be shared during the 2020 International Day for Women & Girls in Science (February) in Gulu & Mbale. #UGCommonwealth appreciates the support from the National Information Technology Authority #NITA-U towards the campaign.

http://www.uipe.co.ug

https://www.nita.go.ug/

https://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/

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#UGCommonwealth Hosts the 2019 #FriendshipDay

#UGCommonwealth yesterday 30th July, 2019 held the celebrations to mark the International Day of Friendship at Kisuule Nursery & Primary Sch. in Bukoto, Kampala with the pupils of P7 and held an interactive session on the need to “Build Bridges of Friendship” at home, school, community, country and international level.

This was the 2nd edition of the #FriendshipDay in Uganda after the inaugural one held in Mbale on 3rd Aug. 2019. This activity was aimed at sharing with the youth information about the role of the International community like the UN, the Commonwealth, AU, EU, EAC and Uganda as a country has been able to attract friends towards the maintenance of international peace and friendship.

The 2020 Edition is to be held in Moyo and Gulu Districts.

#UGCommonwealth & #NamunsiEmpowermentUganda hosts the 2019 World Drugs Day in Gulu & Mbale Districts-Uganda on 19th July, 2019

The #UGCommonwealth & #NamunsiEmpowermentUganda based in Mbale district hosted the 2019 World Drugs Day celebrations in Gulu & Mbale Districts-Uganda on 19th July, 2019 attended by around 800 students from both districts with a #DSA Forum. The theme was “Health 4 Justice Justice 4 Health.”

the Students were told about the dangers of Drugs & Substance Abuse, its dangers, role of stakeholders like GoU through NDA, MoH, Uganda Police and NMS Uganda. Otherwise like WHO Uganda are also doing some work through technical support.

The participants at the end of the forum made several recommendations which are to eb shared by key health actors mid-August for further action.

The events were held at St. John Paul College, -Gulu and Nakaloke SSS-Mbale with speakers from the MoH-Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.

The #DSA campaign will continue in other districts late in the year with Lira and Moyo Districts as the next hosts for the forum. We do appreciate the support of the GoU through MoH and NMS Uganda towards the campaign, the staff and officials of the host schools and the district officials.