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LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

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.  

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28.11.2021

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.

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25.11.2021

A Year of Operating Okere Community Health Centre
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Read this article to know more about our community health centre one year after we started it at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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20.07.2021

OKERE'S QUEST TO BECOME A SUSTAINABLE RURAL CITY - TEDxTALK

Please watch this TEDx Talk delivered by our Founder - Ojok Okello to understand more about the inspiration behind our work. 

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15.06.2021

AFRICA 400 Radio Talk SHOW

On June 09, 2021, we were hosted on Africa 400, a radio station in Maryland, USA to share Okere City's journey thus far.

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15.06.2021

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.

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`04.06.2021

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.

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`02.06.2021

UNBANKABLES - TRAILER

The Canadian Film Producer Luke Wilms paid us a courtesy visit to learn about our village bank model. You can watch the trailer of the documentary here

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`04.05.2021

SCALEUP AFRICA PODCAST WITH OJOK OKELLO ABOUT OKERE CITY

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`04.05.2021

ANSWER SOME ENGLISH TEST QUESTIONS ABOUT OKERE CITY HERE

Macmillan Education ELT through the #OneStopEnglish initiative has turned The Guardian's article about Okere City by

Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke into an English Test. Are you up for a quick test? Download the questionnaire here

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`04.05.2021

OUR STORY FEATURED ON THE TEDx IUEA STAGE ON 19.03.2021

What inspired the Okere City idea? What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead? What’s different about our model? We shared the #OkereCity story and answered some of these questions at the 2021 TEDx IUEA Event. 

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`22.03.2021

An article in The Futures centre about our community-led city

Ojok Okello is pioneering a new approach to community-led development in his own ancestral village in Northern Uganda. The model has led to rapid and sustainable development since its start in 2019. Click here to read more.

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`11.03.2021

SHEA BUTTER IN OKERE: A GIFT FROM NATURE

Our research report which depicts specific and granular details about the situation of Shea trees, Shea butter and the people engaged in various parts of the value chain of shea business in Okere. Enjoy the read!

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`28.02.2021

AN article about Our work appeared in the christian science monitor newspaper

How Ojok Okello is rebuilding the hometown he never knew. To read the full article  click here.

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`19.02.2021

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".

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`23.11.2020

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.

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`17.11.2020

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

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14.11.2020

We ParticipatED at the INAUGURAL

Gathering of Givers

On 30 Sept 2020, our Chairman and Founder - Ojok Okello shared the Okere City story at the inaugural Gathering of Givers -  a philanthropic event organized by CivSource Africa that was aired on NTV-Uganda.

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30.09.2020

why shea butter is good for your hair

Whether it is for moisturizing or protecting your hair, Shea butter offers many benefits for our hair health. In this blog, we explore the many ways in which Shea Butter is particularly beneficial to the hair. #OkereSheaButter

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21.08.2020

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!

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15.08.2020

CALL ME OJOK OKELLO FROM OKERE CITY - HUMANS OF AFRICA

This blog by Humans of Africa explores the story of our founder - Ojok Okello and why he initiated the Okere City project!

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14.08.2020

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.

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02.08.2020

Okere City SuperMARKET

Read this blog to have a better understanding of our rural retail model.

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01.08.2020

NEW PUBLICATION! 

This new report analyses the prospects of Village Bank as a rural development tool in Okere and beyond. 

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31.06.2020

The end of May 2020 came with delight for our community members as we opened doors to a health centre that will provide basic health services.

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31.05.2020

THANK YOU!

ANITA ACON

"I’m so thankful to the people behind this initiative for giving us an opportunity to make a positive change in our country, one child at a time”.

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08.02.2020

READ our 2019 annual report

Our journey started in 2019!
We didn't want you to miss any inch of how we rolled, so we pieced together all the pieces of the puzzle in this Annual Report.

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06.02.2020

thank you!

Juliane bing

"I am happy to sponsor Deborah Amolo at Okere Community School because I believe it will give her the opportunity to get the education she deserves”  

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25.01.2020

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!

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02.02.2020