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Water for LifeandCreating Sustainable Projects for the Future of Uganda Dr. Christopher Opio UNBC Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management Presentation to UNBC Community 16 March 2012 11:30 am
Outline Introduction to Uganda Accomplishments of NUDF in Uganda in 2011 Conclusion Acknowledgements
Uganda(CIA, World Factbook; January 20, 2011) Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya Area: total: 241,038 sq km (land: 197,100 sq km; water: 43,938 sq km) Area-comparative: smaller than British Columbia Population: 33,398,682 (July 2010 est.) Population growth rate: 3.563% (2010 est.), second in the world Infant mortality rate: total: 63.7 deaths/1,000 live birth male: 67.31 deaths/1,000 live birth female: 59.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.) Life expectancy at birth: total population : 52.98 years male: 51.92 years female: 54.07 years (2010 est.)
Purpose of NUDF To design, fund, and deliver development projects that empower villagers in Northern Uganda to create economically self-sustaining lifestyles that include safe water, adequate food and access to fundamental health care and education services
Accomplishments of NUDF in Uganda in 2011 • 13 Water wells installed • Well water drilling machine bought • Water testing done • Soil samples from farmers’ fields collected and being analysed at UNBC • Canada (Community) House almost complete • A two-ton truck bought • Solar panel and school supplies bought for a Primary School • 50 goats bought and given to villagers • 8 Oxen bought and given to villagers • Had meetings with villagers
More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don't have access to safe freshwater. www.unwaterer.org
Buga Village Community members participate in land clearing Drilling in progress Technician fits a pump head
Between 1990 and 2005, Uganda lost 26.3 percent of its remaining forest cover, and deforestation continues today at a rate of 2.2 percent per year, mostly due to subsistence farming, cutting for fuel wood, and colonization by the burgeoning population.
There may be hardship but also there isHopeContact:www.nudf.orgDr. C. Opio, President of NUDFE-mail: email@example.com
Acknowledgements • Volunteers • Financial Support from Individuals, Schools, Businesses, organizations, etc.