International workcamp on Climate Change Adaptation in West Nile region
Description: In Arua District, like in other parts of Uganda, climate change has been strongly felt by the majority population who derived their lively hoods from agriculture, as a measure to promote conservation the district has put a ban on Charcoal burning activities and bush burning by the communities and is promoting alternative source energy saving stoves that uses less fire wood and does not put pressure on the environment. It is against such background that UPA Arua branch is embarking on this project to create awareness on the effects of climate change through community involvement and participation.
Type of Work: • Environment conservation Planting 1000 eucalyptus trees in schools and community • Preparation of 2 tree nursery beds • Raising of 2 tree Nursery shades • Conducting community workshops • Conducting outreaches in local primary and secondary schools (Debates) • Workshops with work camp participants on recycling and eco friendly projects • Meeting with the environment and natural resources officer Agriculture • Making composite manure pits • Carrying organic manure to plants/gardens • Planting food crops and vegetables • Weeding of tree seedlings in Nursery beds
Study Theme: • Visit historical sites, i.e. Wanglei Puvungu and Emin pasha’ s Tomb solar eclipse monument in WADELAI,
• Muchision falls National Game park ( Para) • Visit to Nearby South Sudanese Refugee camps in Siripi, Rhino camp etc • Mount Wati
Accommodation: • Accommodation will be in simple rooms. • Participants will be required to carry own mat and sleeping bag. • The camp site has simple bathrooms and pit latrines no showers • A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen) • Participants are requested to bring with them mosquito nets
Language: The population is predominately Lugbara, Alur speaking people but with majority being fluent in English
Requirements: Participants shall be required to bring, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves, boots/shoes, light working clothes during working hours, warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be cold, torch or flash light, personal effects, and materials for the cultural presentations about your country. Above all, do not forget a happy and positive attitude.
Approximate Location: The project will take place at UPA Arua Branch, Ezoova Village, Driwala Parish Pajulu Sub county 3kms from Arua Town. The administrative and commercial headquarter of the district is 520Km away from Kampala, Ugandan Capital City
Notes: • The fee does not cover airport drop off after the project. Volunteers that intend to have the drop off service consult with UPA to identify the service provider. This service will cost an extra 25-28 Euros. • To allow the best preparations, participants are advised to arrive a day before commencement of the work camp applied for. • Meals are prepared by the work campers on charcoal stoves or open fire. In case you need to have a special meal/diet, you have to buy it yourself. • Shorts, dresses and skirts should reach knee length for cultural consideration. • Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.
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