LVEMPII delay in funding CDD frustrates beneficiaries in Rakai and Masaka. Tracking the progress of the implementation of the community demand driven
The Kisumu Annual Urban Seminar organised by Umande Trust – SECODE Project took place at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu. This year’s theme was ‘sustainable development in informal urban settlements’. The seminar sought to create dialogue platform for urban development locally, regionally and internationally, foster an enabling environment for experience sharing, transfer of skills and knowledge, and to show case innovative approaches to sustainable development.
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Ugandans are anxious about Government's Plan to achieve Prosperity for All (Bonnabagaggawale or BB for short) scheme. The scheme stresses the development of products that have market, especially high value and products that can be grown by a large number of people so that the benefits of BB are widespread as possible.
World Environment Day 2011: Charcoal production endangering E. African’s forests According to UNEP (2011), forest degradation and deforestation account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Broadly, there are three main sources of forest degradation: commercial logging, fires, and gathering wood for fuel. Insects and pests also cause considerable forest degradation. For example, at the beginning of the 20th Century, Uganda’s tropical high forests covered 3,090,000 ha or 12% of the country’s area.
East African Civil Society Call for more Investment in Social Development The 5th Annual Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) on the EAC was held in Bujumbura, Burundi on 28th-29th March 2011 at Hotel Source Du Nil on the theme: ‘Promoting Good Governance for Sustainable Development in the EAC’.
East Africa’s food crisis: The answer is to promote smallholder farmers Famine was declared in two regions of Somalia in July 2011, where 3.7 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Another eight million people need food assistance in neighbouring countries including Kenya and Ethiopia. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the situation a "catastrophic combination of conflict, high food prices and drought" and has appealed for immediate aid.
Council of Ministers ‘calls back’ the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Bill The East African legislative Assembly (EALA) held its third meeting of the fourth session fromJanuary 25 to February 4, 2011 in Parliament buildings, Nairobi. This session had been expected to debate the second reading of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Bill for a strengthened Lake Victoria Basin Commission to promote, facilitate and co-ordinateactivities of different actors towards sustainable development and poverty eradication of the Lake Victoria Basin.
Council of Ministers ‘calls back’ the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Bill (2007) The East African legislative Assembly (EALA) held its third meeting of the fourth session from January 25 to February 4, 2011 in Parliament buildings, Nairobi. This session had been expected to debate the second reading of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Bill for a strengthened Lake Victoria Basin Commission to promote, facilitate and co-ordinate activities of different actors towards sustainable development and poverty eradication of the Lake Victoria Basin.
International Year of Forests 2011: Is Mabira Forest Reserve a ‘sacrificial lamb’? The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
Regulating Trade in Endangered Species: No reports from East Africa The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.