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REPORT: OKERE SUMMIT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVEOLOPMENT 2022
The inaugural Okere Summit for Sustainable Development was organized from 26th-29th May 2022, in Okere City, Otuke district. This flagship summit centered on the theme: “Reimagining Rural Futures in Africa”.
We are enthralled to be enlisted as a Segal Family Foundation partner. This partnership shall enable us to strengthen the operations of Okere Shea Butter Cooperative Society as well as Okere Community School.
Shea trees play significant roles when it comes to building both climate and community resilience. Read how and why we are championing the planting of shea trees in Okere as featured in Climate Tracker
As part of the #WorldEnvironmentDay2022, ACTADE went out to celebrate a few individuals who are out to conserve the environment and they featured our work as part of their celeberation.
Julia Spanier, a reader of rural futurism at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development delivered the keynote address at during our 2022 Rural Futurism Summit. Click here to watch the keynote address address
At our community school, participation of the parents in the general governance and administration of the school is crucial. Every school term, we organize two Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) meetings to reflect on the opportunities and the challenges. We also discuss how we can improve the standard and the quality of education we provide to our children. This video is a snippet from our End of Term 1, 2022 PTA meeting.
DEVELOPING THE CAPACITY OF LOCAL COUNCILORS TO MAKE BETTER BYLAWS
As part of the Okere Leadership Lab, we brought up to 50 councilors in Okere to attend a workshop focused on enacting and implementing bylaws for ensuring better local governance outcomes.
Building the human capabilities in Okere in partnership with the future generations trust
Our partnership with the Future Generation Trust gives us the opportunity to champion capacity development and girl child education in Okere.
Collaborations for community philanthropy in building resilience
How can we foster community collaborations and work with different community actors to mitigate the effects of COVID-19? We joined the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) and Strive Rwanda to share models of handling communities in the challenges brought about by the pandemic..
How a remote Ugandan village became a hub of progress
Ojok Okello has transformed a small Uganda village into a hub of progress by listening to what the community needs. Episode 8 of our “People Making a Difference” podcast.
OKERE POLITICAL LAB PROJECT FEATURED IN KAS NEWSLETTER~
Have you checked out Issue 5 of the KasUganda Newsletter? It features our political lab project. Okere Political Lab aims to strengthen the capacity of local political leaders in Okere to ensure effective local governance & delivery of public services.
WHY ARE SO MANY OF US UNBANKED? - PODCAST
Our work and the conversation about the unbanked in Africa continues in the BBC World Service's Africa Daily podcast. Listen to our rivetting chat with Goeffrey Mulei of Tanda, Kenya hosted by @KarnieSharp.
SHEA TREE - "I AM THE TREE OF LIFE"
Our village now has a towering billboard. The message on the billboard endears the Okere folks to love and protect their shea trees. The image depicts a talking shea tree. It reads (translated from Luo): - "My name is shea tree. I plead to you, please do not cut me because I am the tree of life".
shea trees as a biodiversity
Our Chairman, Ojok Okello joined the #KampalaGeopolitics conference to discuss how biodiversity can offer a sustainable competitive advantage. He mostly shared about our work on shea restoration, conservation and value addition.
WHY WE MUST ALL PROTECT OUR SHEA TREES
We cannot keep quiet about whatever destroys our future. This is why we must act to prevent the deforestation of Shea trees. Read more in this article by our Chairman and Founder - Ojok Okello
Okere SHEA BUTTER
With its oils extracted from Okere City's giant nilotica shea nuts, Okere Shea Butter has the kind of smoothness and finnese that is unbriddled. It is an organic, natural and perfect solution for most of your hair and skin care needs. How about you give it a try? Order Now!
okere go-green campaign
Thanks to the Multi-stakeholder Platform on Education and Environment (MPEEN) and National Forestry Authority, we received 3,000 mixed mahogany and mvule trees to make Okere green. This will be an important boost to the Okere Go-Green Campaign where we have already planted 10,000 trees in the past two years. Climate change is real and planting trees is the surest way to fight this global environmental threat.
Courtesy visit by maureen agena
Our friend Maureen sacrificed her busy schedule to visit us on Saturday 01/02/2020. A passionate development communicator and researcher, Maureen's visit was motivating and also presented us with new learning experiences. Our heartfelt gratitude for sparing a moment to spend a quality and worthwhile time with us!