Objective: Promoting our food pillar in urban communities. We ask IDEAS For Us to help us fundraise to create 200 Vertical Farms in 2019 to improve beneficiary food security and incomes, in Kasese Municipality, Kampala city, and Wakiso District towns, as well as improving IDEAS visibility.
Objective: Plan to create a mini-irrigation project to provide water and fertilizer from fish to improve crop harvests in Kiburara community, Kasese District, Uganda. This community has a problem with dry weather conditions but near a water system. with two flowing rivers.
Objective: In response to the above health challenges, IDEAS For Uganda in partnership with Mase medical Foundation plan to organize one mobile clinic per month in Eastern and Western Uganda, benefiting between 500-1000 people per clinic.
● To provide an outlet to clean and safe drinking water to a Kiburara trading center that has over 80% of its population in dire water access scarcity, in 2020
● To create an environment for the residents in this Kiburara trading center that will improve their living standards, especially women in 2020
Objective: To empower a motivated IDEAS For Uganda team in coordinating impact-oriented actions of community and academic institutions based branches/chapters across the Country in 2020
IDEAS For Uganda was the first international branch of IDEAS For Us. Originally based in Kampala, the capital city, IDEAS For Uganda has now spread to dozens of primary and secondary schools across the country where students and community members come together to launch action projects.
Intellectual decisions on environmental awareness solutions for Uganda (IDEAS For Uganda) is a self-governing organization and extension of the IDEAS Movement, guided by the efforts of IDEAS For Us, an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization in the United States and accredited by the United Nations. IDEAS For Uganda is legally recognized in Uganda and mandated to operate in the whole country.
IDEAS For Uganda as well as IDEAS at large stand to; educate, engage and empower people of all ages in humanitarian and environmental sustainability through research, awareness, and actions. We focus on the following pillars: Wastes, water, Food, Energy and ecology. Health and Poverty eradication are key cross-cutting issues we are promoting too.
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Founded in 2012 by Masereka Adidas, Matovu Paul, and Sinamakosa Isaac, IDEAS For Uganda has grown to be our largest international presence on the African continent.
IDEAS For Uganda has conducted over 30 projects in all five pillars of sustainability in more than a dozen cities across the country. Their work has won awards, including the Holt Prize for a vertical gardening system aimed at helping refugees grow food in confined spaces.
In October 2011, A friend to Masereka Adidas in the United States of America in the names of; Wendy Noto got interested in researching environmental challenges in Uganda focusing on water supply. Progressively, the discussion went beyond water to general environmental sustainability threats like deforestation, wastes, extreme seasons affecting food production and destruction of ecology.
Wendy Noto had interacted with some of the IDEAS For Us leaders like Clayton Louis Ferrara, working on environmental sustainability focusing on five pillars of; water, waste, ecology, food, and Energy. Through Wendy’s network, Adidas befriended Clayton. The timing coincided with the Mabira forest deforestation saga in Uganda, and Clayton as an environmentalist got concerned. The friendship matured with time and Clayton suggested that Adidas opens an IDEAS chapter in Uganda where he promised necessary support.
Adidas Masereka as a medic could not stand alone forming and mobilizing Ugandan Youths to form an NGO. This made him contact Sinamakosa Isaac, a close friend that was already in the civil society sector. These duo partners started working on paperwork funded by themselves and consequently hit the ground to mobilize communities beginning with Kasese District in Western Uganda, and Adidas since then has acted as a President/ED and Isaac as an executive advisor/Programs manager.