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World Desertification day 2015 in Isingiro district Western Uganda

On 16th and 17th of June 2015, JEEP staff Racheal, Kevine, Terah represented and participated in the World Day to combat Desertification celebration with other Environmental organisations held at Kibwera Primary School, Mabona ward,Isingiro town council in Isingiro district West of Uganda; This years’ theme was “Attainment of Food Security for All through Sustainable Food Systems”. JEEP exhibited and demonstrated best agro forestry practices and boundary tree planting; Clean energy saving stoves (the mud stove, glow stove and salai cooker; affordable household water filters, solar lamps and the basket food cooker/flask technology

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World Environment Day 2015

JEEP celebrated the World Environment Day on 5th June 2015. JEEP joined Government and other civil society organisations in Uganda to celebrate the day at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School Kiteredde in Rakai District. The global theme of this year’s World Environment Day was ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet’ while the national theme was, “35 Million People, Limited Resources, Consume with Care.” These two themes serve as a wake-up call for us to take better stewardship of our natural resources to insure our survival and that of future generations.

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NETWORKING AND COLLABOLATION

On 29/04/2015, JEEP attended a fellowship meeting organized by Mpigi NGO forum. It took place at the district council chambers. This fellowship aimed at providing space for review of the civil society engagement in development of Mpigi district, Over view of challenges faced by civil society organizations and among these included; Duplication of activities in district by NGOs, Political interference in NGOs activities. The Chief Administration Officer (CAO) of Mpigi District encouraged NGOs to share their activity reports with district community development officer and Natural resource officer every quota.

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First Impression!

My name is Anamaj Mathiesen from Denmark working with Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) for four months as an Intern. I arrived in Uganda in the month of August, 2014 having been granted a placement to do an internship with JEEP in November 2013. I was warmly welcomed by all JEEP staff and that made me feel like a member of the JEEP family. Since August, I have been facilitating JEEP projects at the demonstration center and in the different regions of Uganda, using my entrepreneurial knowledge and innovative skills having studied at a Masters level in Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurial dynamics from Denmark.

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Study tour for Seniors Without Borders (SWB)

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CERP – Community Environment Resource Persons/ Lutheran World Federation team from Pader and Kitgum district

CERP – Community Environment Resource Persons/ Lutheran World Federation team from Pader and Kitgum district On the 20.08.2014, through PELUM (Participatory Environmental Land Use Management) coordination and networking with different organization, 40 farmer groups under Lutheran World Federation (LWF), were trained by JEEP in constructing energy saving stove – particularly in building the (Rocket Lorena Stove) at the JEEP folke center. During the one day training, participants learned that the Rocket Lorena energy saving stove is efficient in cooking faster while emitting less smoke through a chimney and prevents accidents.