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Budumba, Butaleja District, Uganda

A Sector 39 Permaculture Academy Site Butaleja district is a low-lying area to the south of the eastern city of Mbale. It is a fertile area, with a rapidly growing population. There has been recent investment in large scale rice growing in the area, but otherwise it is typified by very small family plots growing…

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Budumba Permaculture Academy Site – May 2020

The preparation of the site was cut short in March 2020 when Paul Odiwour Ogola and his training and development team from Homa Bay in Kenya had to return home when the COVID-19 quarantine was announced. They had carried out 9 intense days of ground preparation, recent reports and photographs show initial stages to have…

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Developments at Kumi Happy Home May 2020 – Image Gallery

Gallery Update May 2020

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Kumi Happy Home, Kumi, Teso, Uganda

A Sector 39 Permaculture Academy site The Happy Home Centre was founded and run by a Korean charity who would like to devolve the management of the centre and the grounds to the local community. The centre was set up to run similar programmes so they have an established and experienced volunteer team in place….

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Reflections on Community Guardian Training

Upon our return to Botswana, we requested each participant to complete evaluation forms about their training experience. Comments from individual members of our team can be found below. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with the most enjoyable aspects being the use of new technology (GPS units, and satellite and VHF tracking of lions) and the…

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Community Guardian Training Report June 2018

The team from Botswana consisted of two Community Officers (Ms. Mubuso Kakambi from the Chobe Enclave and Mr. Charlton Kefenyang from Khumaga) who have been working with WildCRU since October 2017. They facilitate community consultation meetings, offer translation of spoken and written material and act as the main contact between the community and WildCRU. Newly…

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John Higgs Awards

John Higgs, founder of The Arkleton Trust, worked in The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations with David Moore before becoming Secretary of The Duchy of Cornwall until his death. Arkleton is the name of his Scottish home which, in the early days, was used for seminars. The John Higgs Fund seeks to…

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2019 – Invitation to Apply: Voices from the Margins

Update: 20th February 2019 Expressions of interest are invited from organisations or institutions whose aim is to support marginalised indigenous groups from rural areas looking to self-organise in order to leverage greater sovereignty and control over their lives, and livelihood opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the means of exerting control over natural…

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Ismaila the Welder – Pre and post the BE REEL business workshop

When we first met Ismaila, a welder, in 2016, he was trying very hard to establish his business but was always running from one thing to another; had little idea of how to cost a job, and was struggling to make ends meet. Pre training: Ismaila had started a welding business in 2015 with a…

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Lamin the Trader – Pre and post the BE REEL workshop

Lamin is a school teacher, barber, and retailer of printing and other services. Since the training he has felt he can expand his business. Pre training: Lamin is a school teacher (morning shift) at Gunjur Upper Basic School and has a small shop at the marketplace where he does photocopying, typing, printing, battery charging and…

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