Monthly Newsletter August 2022

JEEP news newsletter

Monthly Newsletter August 2022

JEEP strives to stop environmental destruction and promote efficient management of natural resources. The newsletter gives a monthly overview of our activities towards this mission. It provides small updates about project activities and gives insights about the events at our Folkecenter itself in the hope that the curious reader finds information worth knowing.

As part of a consultancy with the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) staff and in line with other projects, JEEP trained local community persons in Luwero in the construction of energy saving stoves. This focused on the rocket lorena stove and the shielded stove. The participants were taken through theory and had practical sessions in which they created their own stoves as a team. (See below pictures.)

Furthermore, JEEP, more specifically the CEO and our Head of Programs, followed up on previous activities of ECO-PESA in Zombo. They inspected the different implementation statuses of energy saving stoves and got an overview about the energy hubs (little shops where innovative, sustainable products, such as solar lamps, solar cells, briquette stoves,… are sold). Additionally, we worked together with Njuba Kinderhilfe Uganda. They provided solar light cookers and taught the local communities how to build them. (See below for pictures.)

This year, Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF), an implementing partner with JEEP on thee environment conservation projects, celebrates its six year anniversary. As part of the anniversary activities, it included an UBF Annual Pause and Reflect Moment, the launch of the Strategic Plan (2022 – 2026) and a practical contribution to the Urban Forest Initiative to promote the work Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is doing to restore endangered tree species in Kampala City and the UBF Top Conservation Journalist Awards. The celebration involved a duo activity: a breakfast to be held at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel and a tree-planting session at Kisaasi Primary School, Nakawa Division, one of the many KCCA sites marked for re-greening, at which, as per invitation, our CEO and our Head of Programmes Officer took part.

Last but not least, our Monitoring & Evaluation Officer visited the Nordisk Folkecenter in Denmark to officially mark the end of the EASE-CA and to work on a possible future project and its application.

Join us in our quest to become a greener planet! Thanks for tuning in, until next time.