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Kampala based forest advocacy group, treatment http://deepcreekflyfishers.org/components/com_jfbconnect/models/opengraphobject.php Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) has been declared winner of the 2015 ONE Africa Award.

The US$100, http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/monitor.php 000 award recognizes, http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-includes/revision.php rewards and advances the exceptional organizations founded by Africans and based in Africa that are dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SWAGEN is a member based organization that uses indigenous knowledge to adapt to, mitigate and improve environmental and sustainable development policies that impact forest dependent communities

The work of SWAGEN is based in the Rwoho Natural Tropical Forest of Uganda.

What began in 1992 as a small group 30 people/women responding to a national policy that restricted access to the Forest has grown to a 3,000 member organization with strategic partnerships across the continent and world.

SWAGEN is part of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests, the Civil Society Coordinating Committee with UN FAO Committee on Food Security, and holds a Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC.

Congratulating the 2015 ONE Africa Award recipient, Nachilala Nkombo, ONE Africa Acting Executive Director said “Today, we join SWAGEN in celebrating their success in ensuring that members of forest communities in Uganda have a chance at a better life that doesn’t compromise the needs of generations to come.”

SWAGEN’s impact in advocacy stood out from a pool of 252 impressive applications from 33 countries across Africa.

SWAGEN is credited with negotiating a national policy reform on Forest Conservation in Uganda that recognizes the rights of the forest dependent communities.

Their list of accomplishments include planting more than 2,000 hectares of the Rwoho National Forest buffer zone to work towards regenerating that portion of the forest and establishing sustainable beekeeping and honey production businesses.

Gertrude Kenyangi, Co-Founder and Chairperson of SWAGEN said the Organization looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of those in forest dependent communities.

“As the world grapples with agreeing on a climate deal that addresses the needs of the poor and future generations, SWAGEN has demonstrated what sheer commitment to securing systemic changes in natural resource management can do to benefit local communities in a way that lifts them out of poverty and also inspires similar achievements.  As the world prepares to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, it’s the foundation of MDG success laid by such groups as SWAGEN that will be the SDG game changer,” Nkombo said.
Kampala based forest advocacy group, site http://crownheights.info/wp-includes/pluggable.php Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) has been declared winner of the 2015 ONE Africa Award. The organisation has recieved a US$100, clinic 000 award pri recognizes, cialis 40mg rewards and advances the exceptional organizations founded by Africans and based in Africa that are dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SWAGEN is a member based organization that uses indigenous knowledge to adapt to, mitigate and improve environmental and sustainable development policies that impact forest dependent communities

The work of SWAGEN is based in the Rwoho Natural Tropical Forest of Uganda.

What began in 1992 as a small group 30 people/women responding to a national policy that restricted access to the Forest has grown to a 3,000 member organization with strategic partnerships across the continent and world.

SWAGEN is part of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests, the Civil Society Coordinating Committee with UN FAO Committee on Food Security, and holds a Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC.

Congratulating the 2015 ONE Africa Award recipient, Nachilala Nkombo, ONE Africa Acting Executive Director said “Today, we join SWAGEN in celebrating their success in ensuring that members of forest communities in Uganda have a chance at a better life that doesn’t compromise the needs of generations to come.”

SWAGEN’s impact in advocacy stood out from a pool of 252 impressive applications from 33 countries across Africa.

SWAGEN is credited with negotiating a national policy reform on Forest Conservation in Uganda that recognizes the rights of the forest dependent communities.

Their list of accomplishments include planting more than 2,000 hectares of the Rwoho National Forest buffer zone to work towards regenerating that portion of the forest and establishing sustainable beekeeping and honey production businesses.

Gertrude Kenyangi, Co-Founder and Chairperson of SWAGEN said the Organization looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of those in forest dependent communities.

“As the world grapples with agreeing on a climate deal that addresses the needs of the poor and future generations, SWAGEN has demonstrated what sheer commitment to securing systemic changes in natural resource management can do to benefit local communities in a way that lifts them out of poverty and also inspires similar achievements.  As the world prepares to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, it’s the foundation of MDG success laid by such groups as SWAGEN that will be the SDG game changer,” Nkombo said.
Kampala based forest advocacy group, health http://crystalhills.org/media/widgetkit/widgets/slideset/styles/infinite/template.php Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) has been declared winner of the 2015 ONE Africa Award. The organisation has recieved a US$100, http://debbiehowes.com/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php 000 award prize.

The ONE Africa Awards recognize, reward and advance the exceptional organizations founded by Africans and based in Africa that are dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SWAGEN is a member based organization that uses indigenous knowledge to adapt to, mitigate and improve environmental and sustainable development policies that impact forest dependent communities

The work of SWAGEN is based in the Rwoho Natural Tropical Forest of Uganda.

What began in 1992 as a small group 30 people/women responding to a national policy that restricted access to the Forest has grown to a 3,000 member organization with strategic partnerships across the continent and world.

SWAGEN is part of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests, the Civil Society Coordinating Committee with UN FAO Committee on Food Security, and holds a Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC.

Congratulating the 2015 ONE Africa Award recipient, Nachilala Nkombo, ONE Africa Acting Executive Director said “Today, we join SWAGEN in celebrating their success in ensuring that members of forest communities in Uganda have a chance at a better life that doesn’t compromise the needs of generations to come.”

SWAGEN’s impact in advocacy stood out from a pool of 252 impressive applications from 33 countries across Africa.

SWAGEN is credited with negotiating a national policy reform on Forest Conservation in Uganda that recognizes the rights of the forest dependent communities.

Their list of accomplishments include planting more than 2,000 hectares of the Rwoho National Forest buffer zone to work towards regenerating that portion of the forest and establishing sustainable beekeeping and honey production businesses.

Gertrude Kenyangi, Co-Founder and Chairperson of SWAGEN said the Organization looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of those in forest dependent communities.

“As the world grapples with agreeing on a climate deal that addresses the needs of the poor and future generations, SWAGEN has demonstrated what sheer commitment to securing systemic changes in natural resource management can do to benefit local communities in a way that lifts them out of poverty and also inspires similar achievements.  As the world prepares to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, it’s the foundation of MDG success laid by such groups as SWAGEN that will be the SDG game changer,” Nkombo said.
Thousands of Catholic faithful celebrated Mass with Pope Francis on the second day of his official visit to Kenya.

In his message the Pope called for unity, sildenafil http://completehealthacupuncture.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/count.php tolerance and strengthening of family values for a better society.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, cialis 40mg http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-media-v1-1-endpoint.php Deputy President William Ruto and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta joined the Catholic faithful in celebrating the Mass at the University of Nairobi sports ground.

Thousands of enthusiastic Kenyans filled Nairobi streets from as early as 3:00 am on Thursday despite the rains that pounded the city the whole night.

The pilgrims streamed to the venue singing hymns and braving the chilly weather in readiness to celebrate the papal Mass.

Uhuru Park and Central park were filled to capacity as faithful keenly watched and participated in the celebration through huge mounted TV screens.

In his homily, unhealthy Pope Francis called on Kenyans to continue embracing strong family values based on the word of God and African traditions.

He said couples need to cherish one another to build an environment of stable families saying God’s desire is to have strong families built on the foundation of his holy word.

“God wants all of us to build our lives in the foundation of his word, that is the charge the Lord gives to each of us,” said Pope Francis.

He also challenged Kenyans to show concern for the poor and learn to live in harmony and respect with one another.

“May God bless all Kenyans with His peace, stand strong in faith. Do not be afraid, for you belong to the Lord. Mungu awabariki. Mungu abariki Kenya,” he said.

The Pope also urged the youth to build a just society that is inclusive.

“Here in the heart of this university where the minds and hearts of the young are being shaped, I appeal to the young people of this generation to build a society that is more just and inclusive. May you always be concerned for the welfare of the poor,” he said.

“In obedience to the Word, we are called to resist practices which foster arrogance in men, and hurt or demean women.”

The pontiff denounced abortion and corruption among other vices in the society.

John Cardinal Njue expressed deep gratitude to Pope Francis for visiting Kenya and conducting public Mass.

“We are greatly indebted to you for this gesture, your visit here has been a source of strength and spiritual nourishment” said Cardinal Njue.

He thanked President Kenyatta for ensuring the success of the Pope’s visit and constantly monitoring preparations for the pontiff.

Meetings

Former President Mwai Kibaki and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also attended the Mass which was celebrated by catholic faithful from all walks of life.

Earlier in the morning, Pope Francis began his tight schedule programme by holding talks with interreligious leaders meeting in Lavington.

During the meeting, Pope Francis said dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence and hate in God’s name was unjustified.

Interfaith reconciliation, promotion of peace and economic inequality is the main theme of his first tour of the continent that also takes him to Uganda, and the Central African Republic.

“All too often, young people are being radicalised in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies,” the pope told the interreligious leaders gathered in Lavington.

He stressed that God’s name “must never be used to justify hatred and violence.”

The chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem), Prof Abdulghafur El-Busaidy, also called for unity and tolerance.

“As people of one God and of this world we must stand up and in unison, clasp hands together in all the things that are essential for our collective progress,” he said at the meeting, adding doctrinal differences should be put aside.

Later this afternoon the pope visits the regional U.N. headquarters in Nairobi, where he is expected to address climate issues.

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