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NGO OF THE MONTH OF JUNE, 2016 - Gender and Livelihoods Opportunities for Rural Youth (GLORY), Uganda
Gender and Livelihoods Opportunities for Rural Youth (GLORY) is a youth-led community based organization that is based in Uganda. It was founded in 2013 and it operates in the Kaabong District, Karamoja. GLORY was formed with an aim to promote health and skills development especially for young people as a means of raising productivity, income and enhancing their competitiveness for sustainable development.
Glory envisions a healthy and productive youth for transformed, informed, peaceful and empowered communities by 2030; to enable the youth to create enabling environment for informed, creative, self reliant, conscious and healthy communities for better livelihoods and sustainable future. To make this vision a reality, GLORY seeks to transform the youth through awareness, empowerment, participation and global partnership with development agencies. It also seeks to ensure sustainable utilization of natural resources and opportunities to meet the needs of global youth community without compromising the future generations to meet their needs.
Gender and Livelihoods Opportunities for Rural Youth works in the following areas
· Health (HIV/AIDS) awareness and maternal health.
· Gender Based Violence.
· Environmental protection/ awareness.
· Peace building and conflict resolution.
· Child protection.
· Pastoralism, land rights and Agriculture production.
Specifically Glory has been working on the following projects:
SCALAP-K (strengthening Capacities of local agencies project-Karamoja with funding from TASO)
1. Support youth affected by HIV/AIDS in VSLA/VICOBA, and vocational training on craft making, weaving and hair dressing with funding from TASO -UGANDA/ IRISH AID.
2. Support for youth and women groups in IGA on carpentry and sustainable vegetable growing.
3. Campaigns for go back to school at pastoral communities in Kaabong/ Karamoja.
4. Youth friendly services such as counseling, blood testing and peer education for youth and young mothers
Peace building initiatives
GLORY-UGANDA implemented a peace building dialogue meeting within the out range of the Dodoth pastoralists and Turkana community within the kaabong district. Over 98 Turkana pastoralists and 167 Dodoth attended the most recent meeting and many issues were resolved in partnership with KAPDA with funding from Mercy Corps/ USAID.
Currently Glory-Uganda is implementing a conservation initiative project under which activities of community capacity building on Climate, smart agriculture, beekeeping, conservation agriculture, tree planting for biodiversity.
GLORY is organizing a Youth Confrence “Kaabong Youth Conference: setting the Agenda on Health and Livelihoods on the 17th of June, 2016 at the St. Monica Women’s Club. This conference is expected to bring together political leaders and NGO representatives, school heads, women and youth working in Kaabong District.
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African Youth Charter states:
The African Union Commission shall ensure that States Parties respect the commitments made and fulfil the duties outlined in the present Charter by facilitating exchange and co-operation between youth organisations across national borders in order to develop regional youth solidarity, political consciousness and democratic participation in collaboration with development partners.
Written summary of the below Hangout and supplementary information provided by the Cameroon team and Francis Maberi can be seenhere
The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed by World Leader to a great fanfare in New York last September but what are the realities in implementing them in rural communities in Africa? The #NAYDSDGs team from Cameroon tell us the challenges they face and how a strong network might help tackle these challenges in a live hangout Tue March 1st at 15.00GMT.
NAYD is currently developing SDG focussed teams to achieve the mission of 'empowering African rural communities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals through youth-led co-ordinated and collaborative information, implementation, monitoring, lobbying and advocacy campaigns.' We are still looking for team leaders for Angola, Chad, Mauritania and South Sudan. If you are interested to represent any of these countries please send an email to email@example.com. This is a voluntary position.
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Will you develop a clear strategy on how the #SDGs will be implemented?
Will the process be inclusive and participatory?
Will future spending reviews ensure a coherent cross-department #SDGs delivery?
Will a Government Minister be appointed for day-to-day responsibility of the #SDGs?
Will you allow and support progress to be independently reviewed by academia, business and civil society?
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'Hello Paul, Greetings from Bamenda. I want to thank you for the publicity given to
HOFNA Cameroon by making it NGO for month of May for NAYD. I also want to share my
joy in respect to the fact that I am one of the 12 recipients of the PresIdent Obama's
Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. I am one of the 12 that were selected
from over 2000 applications back here in Cameroon. Kindly check the details at the official
Press release of the U.S Embassy here in Cameroon.
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