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EVOKATION - SECOND Draft

Title: Improving food access, income and general livelihoods for rural farmers and beyond!



Presented by: Ssozi Javie…

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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

EVOKATION - First Draft!

Title: Improving food access and livelihoods for rural farmers and beyond!



Presented by: Ssozi Javie



For EVOKATION…



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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 11:59pm — 16 Comments

Unveiling Evoke Season 2: In my Words!

Urgent Evoke Season 2 Episode 1
No man is an Island. Thats an old proverb. If we are to sold the grand challenges, we have to join hands!


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Panel A
Picture of people (Kalamajong - pastoralist tribe in northern Uganda) planting trees in Northern Uganda. In 2015 there were threats that this part of the country was becoming a desert.


Agent Javie, could you please give us a hand here? My fellow…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Unveiling Evoke Season 2

Urgent Evoke Season 2 Episode 1
No man is an Island. Thats an old proverb. If we are to sold the grand challenges, we have to join hands!


Page 1


Panel A
Picture of people (Kalamajong - pastoralist tribe in northern Uganda) planting trees in Northern Uganda. In 2015 there were threats that this part of the country was becoming a desert.


Agent Javie, could you please give us a hand here? My fellow…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 11:51pm — No Comments

My Evoke Manifesto!!

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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Culture + Family = Civilization!

Now that you are reading this article I am 100 years old! Maybe I am still alive or somewhere in the "next life". Anyway, I am not writing to talk to you about eternal life.


My children, grand children and grand grand children, I dont know how much longer I will live thats why I am writing this, such the even when I am gone you can always refer to it.


1. Take time to learn your culture and appreciate it. We have some cultural practices that we…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 11:01pm — No Comments

A Shield in one Hand and a Spear in the other!



I took this photo at Lesedi Cultural Centre in South Africa. In Africa a shield is a symbol of security or protections and it was used by the great warriors to protect the people and their kingdoms. In my culture, when an elder pa****-on, his successor is given his belonging. If its a boy, he is given a spear and shield. If its a girl, she is given a basket and a knife. The shield…

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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Floods in the City Part 2: The Resilience Plan.

The people in the above marked [ around Kampala city] areas have previously suffered a lot from the floods.

Over the years the city council together with the private individuals have designed an urban plan which has helped to improve on the drainage in these areas.



The new strategic urban development plan has been quite…

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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Emergency call to Action for YOU!!

During a pandemic, people are usually upset about the outrage. In such situations, you dont want to tell the communities to "watch out" as that will even cause more fear and panic.
We need activists who will listen to the people and tell them that "we will make it through together".


The local community health workers would do a great job in calming down the situation. Often, we have ignored the role of these community health workers. We have not given them the…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Just a Citizen Journalist "Covering Risk"!

During a Global Crisis or Pandemic, good communication is key. Its very important that you spread the information with out creating panic in the people considering the uncertainty that the communities are experiencing at that time.
For professional journalists this could be quite simple as compared to the citizen journalists who often use their skills when reporting. So, what is the role of officials and journalists as they deal with both people’s strong emotions and emerging facts as they…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Milestone 2 Set: The Future of Evoke!

Evoke Season one has been a great success in my opinion. We have shared knowledge, interacted, participated, collaborated and used the our knowledge of the world today to identify solutions to some of the worlds Grand Challenges. For that alone we have hit the FIRST Milestone - thanks to the World Bank for their generous support. And I am really proud of you all.


This journey is just beginning. As we look up to Season 2. We have to set the Ultimate Milestone. Because in…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 12, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Protect a Tree to Save a Gorilla : Involving the Communities

Who plants the trees? - Communities


Who cuts down the trees? - Communities


Who is affected most by climate change? - Communitie


While natural forests exist in Uganda, many other artificial forests exist all around the country.


In the past people/ communities used to exploit and encroach on the few natural forests that existed at the time.
Today, this is changing little by little…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 11, 2010 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Women Empowered 2020

In the year 2010 I wrote a blog Foster Girl Sports! to inform the Urgent Evoke agents about the new sports academy/ club that my friend wanted to start to empower young girls in Uganda.
Apparently there was another project already seeking funds in Rwanda. I brought the network up to speed about the two project which I though would be good in building the teamwork, collaboration and self confidence in the young girls…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Foster Girl Sports!

Recently I met a girl who is very enthusiastic about sports. She wants to start up a sports academy for girls to learn the different sports. The academy will also be open to boy even though she encourages girls to join in particular. Apparently she is tennis player.
When we talked, I felt so touched about her project that she intends to start. I encouraged her to take it on. She however told me that she needed some support to get the sports wear, and some basic equipment the girls will need…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 8, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

No woman should have to pay with her life to be a mother: HEALTH WORKERS

Hundreds of thousands of women, nearly all of them in developing countries, die in childbirth every year, but this does not have to be the case, says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for global support for United Nations efforts to make motherhood safe for all.… Continue

Added by Ssozi Javie on May 8, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

Introducing : The Community Bank!

Over the years, poverty has been a song in many parts Uganda. With more than 70% of total population living on less than $2 a day!
Today I am breaking good news from my sources. A new Bank is set to start operation in just a few weeks. The launch is set for May 14th, 2010.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this bank name is: Community Bank!



"We took a survey in 2007 and…

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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 8, 2010 at 7:21am — No Comments

Floods and Kampala City: Inside Uganda

Kampala is the Capital of Uganda. The city is surrounded by low-lying areas which turn into big lakes when it rains heavily.


Most of these low-lying areas are extensions of the city and because accommodation and cost of living are lower, many people are settled there and this has turned these places into slums. Most of these are wetlands and slums. They are heavily affected by heavy rain - water gushes everywhere into people's houses, shops and the road are covered by over 3 feet…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 3, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Monitoring 2011 Uganda Presidential Elections: Deploying USHAHIDI.

Uganda provides national elections for the president who is elected for a 5 year term.


Overview of the Previous Elections in Uganda:

The first national election in Uganda was the…

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Added by Ssozi Javie on May 1, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Friends' MONEY CIRCLES!

A few days ago I joined a savings circle. People (friends in most cases) form a group which saves money an lends it to one of the group members. Our group is made up of 6 members - [and still open to those who want to join]
Every month, each member contributes UGX 50,000 (roughly US $24). So, a total of USD144 is collected from the 6 group members every month. [ 6 time 24 = $144.] The money is then given to the first group beneficiary (money is given to the group members in…
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Added by Ssozi Javie on April 29, 2010 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

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