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IDEAS For Us | May 12, 2014

IDEAS For Makerere and OXMAK Unite Environmental Associations

IDEAS FOR MAKERERE AND OXMAK TAKE AN EFFORT TO UNITE ALL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY!!!

This is perhaps the most interesting initiative by IDEAS For Uganda-Makerere Chapter. On 19th April, the leaders of OXMAK (An association of Oxford University and Makerere students), IDEAS For Makerere, Uganda Micro-gardening Association Makerere, Forestry Association Makerere, MUCCA, MUTTA among others converged coalition of Makerere university environmental associations under the umbrella of Makerere united.

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In a spirited meeting at Makerere University Guild offices, the leaders of the different environmental and community associations discussed strategies of how to create a “Makerere United” association for leaders of environmental associations to create a platform for bargaining, capacitybuilding, and leveraging, fundraising and collective action.

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Under this arrangement, the representatives of the different associations on the “Makerere united” committee will be open to funding opportunities, joint project development and implementation and have an avenue for mobilizing university students on a common cause. The major development aresa will be Katanga slums, Kasubi suburb, Bwaise and Kikoni where plastic management, waste management through briquettes manufacture, micro-gardening, clean energy among other initiatives will be given priority for the start.

– Matovu Castor
IDEAS for UGANDA