Country – Uganda
Course – MSc Communication for Development
Vincent is single. He attended Makerere University – Qualification 2017 Bachelor of journalism and communication.
Vincent currently works for Lira Diocese Media Limited as a Radio Presenter. His roles and responsibilities are:
On returning home, Vincent would like to collaborate with senior lecturers from different learning institutions in Uganda to conduct evidence-based research to influence policy change for smallholder farmers to practice sustainable agriculture.
Country – Uganda
Course – MSc Water and Sanitation for Development
Joan is single. She attended Gulu University – 2016 Qualification BSc Bio systems engineering
Joan is working for a Non-government organisation – Rhino Camp refugee settlement – Arua (Uganda) as a Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) officer. Her roles and responsibilities are:
Joan hopes on returning home after studies she hopes to propose and start a project targeting safe water and sanitation provision in slums and hard to reach areas like refugee camps. She will work in partnership with agencies with the same vision, like the ministry of water and environment.
Antony is married with children. He attended Makerere University in 2012, Qualification –BSc Agricultural. Antony currently works for the Local government as an Agricultural Officer.
His job involves:
On returning home Antony would like to resume his current position and work towards developing and executing activities to improve the present situation. The key is integrating these activities into the department work plans and budgets.
Kaps is married with a family. He attended Gulu University – 2013 Qualification – BSc Agriculture and Environment.
Kaps is working for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Food Security and Livelihoods dept. as a Project Coordinator. His roles and responsibilities are:
Upon completion of the course Kaps will return home to train 20 volunteers as community based extension workers. Each will be assigned to work with 4 groups of farmers, each consisting of 25 members. They will be expected to train the farmers so that they can have increased production, productivity and support them increase incomes and promote rural businesses.
John is currently working for Farm Africa as a Field Extension worker with the ‘Katrine Joint Farmers’ Cooperative Society ltd.
James is currently working for World Vision Uganda, an international Non-governmental organisation that works to build resilience of the vulnerable farmer for livelihoods, as Project Manager for the Developing and Delivering Bio-fortified crop (DDBC) project.
Daniel is a Community Development Program (CDP) Coordinator, responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects under the CDP.
Godfrey is currently working as Programme Coordinator in Agriculture and Environment, a Non-Governmental Organisation.
David works as a Project Coordinator/Consultant, improving livestock and crop farms, productivity and household food security and income.
Clare has gone on to educate others in-country on new farming approaches she learnt on the course. Together with the extension staff of her local district’s government she holds plant clinics, which include workshops and training in a number of areas targeted at farmers in the community.
Godfrey is a Biodiversity and Agriculture service provider based at the headquarters of the district but with continuous travel to communities.
Solomon returned to Uganda to establish a demonstration farm using the acquired skills and knowledge from the UK. This gives a clear picture to farmers of what he would like their farms to be like. The acquired skills have helped his organisation address top soil loss, air / water and soil pollution, not forgetting the entire habitat degradation. Results from the demonstration site will be made public through media so that farmers can know how to manage their land.
Naome returned to Uganda and used her increased knowledge to address not only challenges of animal health and production but also the wider food insecurity issues for a better possible impact. She is involved in planning with government & communities on the development of sustainable solutions to food security in karamoja and Uganda. Naome wants to develop smart programmes with lasting impact at the community level.
Celia has two jobs. Her first is as a Youth Officer with the Commonwealth Forestry Association where she represents youth forestry professionals and co-ordinates all youth orientated activities in the commonwealth, advising the governing council on issues pertinent to young foresters. Celias second position is as a Senior Plantation Officer with the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme where she is in charge of techical backstopping and training forestry farmers.
Peter is working as an Agricultural Advisor with Kabarole District Farmers Association as well as volunteering as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officier in the coffee gender value chain project. Since returning home Peter has been able to help farmers improve productivity and recognise the value in natural resource management.
You can read Peter’s latest update here.
Denis returned to Uganda to continue with humanitarian aid work which is his passion.
Sabino works as a Section Manager with the National Forestry Authority, managing central forest reserves in Uganda in a sustainable manner. Since embarking on his Masters, Sabino has built upon his merits of sustainable management and helps demonstrate to farmers non-destructive farming methods.
Peter currently holds the position of Agriculture Officer at Hunger Fighters Uganda, a Local NGO. He uses the knowledge gained from his Masters course on a daily basis to greatly enhance the services the organisation provides.
Paul is a qualified veterinarian and upon return to Uganda he has been employed as an International Livestock/Pastorialism Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Sub Regional Office, Eastern and Central Africa in Nairobi. The knowledge gained from his MSc course, has enabled Paul to make a significant contribution to supporting animal health and production in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibuti, Somalia and the horn of Africa.READ CASE STUDY
David currently works as a co-ordinator for the Community Development Programme at the Uganda Czech Development Trust. Since returning home David has worked on projects that have encouraged the adoption of new agricultural methods and opportunities such as recycling, chain or production and marketing. In 2014, David entered the Advancing Development Goals competition run by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and was awarded second place, meeting Mr. Kofi Anan in the process.
Upon returning to her homeland Catherine joined the Ministry of Water and Environment as an Engineer, she is responsible for developing the infrastructure to improve the supply of reliable water sources.
Since returning home, Richard uses the knowledge gained from his course to train local farmers on the correct use of sustainable resources, helping them to achieve a more profitable future.
Following the completion of his Masters course, George returned to work for the Directorate of Water Developments in Uganda, where he now works with rural communities providing them with reliable, safe water sources.
Philip works for the Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Programme providing water to rural communities in South-Western Uganda. Each year, Philip helps to improve the lives of over 22,780 poor people from rural communities through the provision of safe water and sanitation services.
He returned home to his position as a Soil Scientist for Africa 2000 Network and was later promoted.
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