Category: East Africa

Policy Dialogue in East Africa: A Learning Guide

: Published: September 5, 2017:

From 2014 to 2016, a Consortium of 5 Austrian NGOs led by HORIZONT3000 and involving the Red Cross Austria, SOS Children’s Villages Austria, Caritas Austria and CARE Austria, implemented a pilot project with the objective to strengthen capacities of East African NGOs in the field of policy dialogue. With funding from the …

East Africa: CSO & Policy Dialogue

: Published: January 29, 2020:

From 11th to 14th of November, 2019 partner organizations of the Consortium Project Policy Dialogue (PD) came together in Nairobi, Kenya, in order to exchange experiences, learn from each other and collectively reflect on the future and further development of the Consortium Project in its third phase. Watch the video and find …

Sharing Event: CSO Engagement in Policy Dialogue

: Published: January 10, 2017:

From 2014 to 2016, a Consortium of 5 Austrian NGOs was implementing a pilot project with the objective to strengthen capacities of East African NGOs regarding policy dialogue, working with 7 local partner organisations; namely CARE Uganda, WORUDET, MIONET, SOS-Children’s Villages Tanzania, DESECE, Kenya Red Cross and GROOTS Kenya. In 2 years …

The Policy Dialogue Manual 2019/2020

: Published: September 29, 2020:

Since the beginning of the year, in the scope of our consortium project funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) we have created a print and digital version of our “POLICY DIALOGUE” manual ready for partners to read, use, share, apply, learn with etc. The manual was produced within the consortium project involving HORIZONT3000 (lead), GROOTS …

Good Practice: Improving Market Access for South Sudanese Refugees

Country: Uganda; Organisation: PALM Corps: : AT A GLANCE: Improving Market Access for South Sudanese Refugees (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Mejora del acceso al mercado para los refugiados del sur de Sudán (Spanish)

Learning from Failure: Improving Agricultural Input Distribution

Country: Uganda; Organisation: PALM Corps: : AT A GLANCE: Improving Agricultural Input Distribution (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Mejora de la distribución de insumos agrícolas (español)

Good Practice: Enhancing Access to Land for Refugees in Refugee Settlements for Livelihood Transformation

Country: Uganda; Organisation: PALM Corps: : AT A GLANCE: Enhancing Access to Land for Refugees in Refugee Settlements for Livelihood Transformation (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Mejora del acceso a tierra cultivable en los asentamientos de refugiados para la transformación y desarrollo de los medios de vida (Spanish): :  : :  

Good Practice: Tree Planting as a Sustainable Business for Refugees

Country: Uganda; Organisation: AFARD: : AT A GLANCE: Tree Planting as a Sustainable Business for Refugees (inglés): : A UN VISTAZO: Plantando árboles como negocio sostenible para refugiados/as (español)

Good Practice: Transforming Livelihoods of Refugees by Easing Access to Land for Agriculture

Country: Uganda; Organisation: AFARD: : AT A GLANCE: Transforming Livelihoods of Refugees by Easing Access to Land for Agriculture (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Transformandola forma de vidade refugiados/as facilitandoel accesoa terrenopara la agricultura (Español): :  : :  

Good Practice: Permaculture promotion using the Integrated Land Use Design

Country: Uganda; Organisation: Agency For Integrated Rural Development: : AT A GLANCE: Permaculture promotion using the Integrated Land Use Design (ILUD) approach (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Promoción de permacultura usando el método de Diseño Integrado del Uso de la Tierra (Español): : IN DETAIL: Permaculture promotion using the Integrated Land Use Design (ILUD) approach (English) …

„Trafficking in Persons Report" Hero Award

: Published: July 8, 2020:

Every year the US Department of State produces the “Trafficking in Persons Report” that asses the efforts done by governments around the globe in combating human trafficking and modern slavery. The report is one of the most important annual publications in the comparative assessment of global efforts against human trafficking.

In the report, the Department …

Fighting Gender-Based Violence in the Context of COVID-19

: Published: June 15, 2020:

Please find the English version of this post on the HORIZONT3000 Blog by clicking here.

Good Practice: Staff Achievement of Organisational and Project Goals

Country: Uganda; Organisation: BOSCO Uganda: : AT A GLANCE: Staff achievement of organisational and project goals (English): : AT A GLANCE: Las capacidades del personal para alcanzar los objetivos de la organización y del proyecto (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Staff achievement of organisational and project goals (English)

Good Practice: Promotion of a saving and credit culture in target communities

Country: Uganda; Organisation: Caritas Kiyinda-Mityana : : AT A GLANCE: Promotion of a saving and target culture in target communities (English): : AT A GLANCE: Promover una cultura de ahorro y crédito en comunidades destinatarias (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Promotion of a saving and target culture in target communities (English)

Good Practice: Saving and credit scheme mobilization

Country: Tanzania; Organization: ADP Mbozi: : AT A GLANCE: Saving and credit scheme mobilization as a strategy for project sustainability (English): : AT A GLANCE: Movilización de esquemas de ahorro y crédito como estratégicas para la sustentabilidad de proyectos (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Saving and credit scheme mobilization as a strategy for

Learning from Failure: Farmers´ failing to manage revolving funds for constructing water tanks

Country: Uganda; Organization: Caritas MADDO: : AT A GLANCE: Farmers´failing to manage revolving funds for constructing water tanks (English): : AT A GLANCE: El fallo de agricultores de manejar un fondo rotatorio para construir tanques de agua (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Farmers´failing to manage revolving funds for constructing water tanks (English)

SDG Intern Story: A report from Kampala

: Published: March 17, 2020:

I would like to share a report with you from Vanessa Scheungraber – one of our SDG-Interns, who has spent three months in Kampala collaborating in the ERI project. This is what she wants to share about her experience: : : : : In June 2019, after a one-week preparation course, …

Learning from failure: EcoSan toilets use & waste management

Country: Kenya; Organization: Development Education Services For Community Empowerment (DESECE): : AT A GLANCE: EcoSan toilets use & waste management (English): : AT A GLANCE: Inodoros EcoSan y gestión de residuos (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: EcoSan toilets use & waste management (English)

Recap & Kick off: Consortium Project Policy Dialogue

: Published: February 11, 2020:

2020 is the year that we are kicking off Phase III of the Consortium Project Policy Dialogue (PD) in East Africa. Thats the reason why we came together in November last year with the involved Partner Organisations to exchange experiences, learn from each other and collectively reflect on the future and further development of the Consortium Project. …

Soil Conservation and Evaluation in Mozambique

: Published: January 20, 2020:

Any sustainable farming operation will have to consider that soils are a crucial and diminishing resource in agricultural production. Soils take a long time to form (thousands of years) and can be destroyed within just a few years. Fertile land is essential for sustaining agriculture. The productivity of land has, however, decreased due to more intensive use …

Ethiopia: Shaking rusty hierarchies and cultivating new healthy environments

: Published: January 27, 2020:

Pooling our energies and concentrations on whats ahead in 2020 and beyond, gender is definitely a big issue for HORIZONT3000. Thats the reason why we would like to take the opportunity and look back at the DKA and HORIZONT3000 Partner Meeting that took place in November 2019 in Arbaminch, Ethiopia, where gender issues constituted a main topic …

Learning from failure: Poor Participation of Women in Public Debates on Land Rights

Country: Tanzania; Organization: Land Rights Research & Resources Institute (LARRRI/HAKIARDHI): : AT A GLANCE: Poor Participation of Women in Public Debates on Land Rights  (English): : AT A GLANCE: Baja participación de las mujeres en debates públicos sobre los derechos de propiedad (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Poor Participation of Women in Public Debates on

Good Practice: Halfway House Rehabilitation Centre

Country: Kenya; Organization: Mukuru Slums Development Projects (MSDP): : AT A GLANCE: Halfway House Rehabilitation Centre: Timothys story (English): : AT A GLANCE: Centro de rehabilitación Halfway: La historia de Timothy (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Halfway House Rehabilitation Centre: Timothys story (English)

Learning from failure: Ignoring the power of women to influence men

Country: Uganda; Organization: Loyoro Catholic Parish: : AT A GLANCE: Ignoring the power of women to influence men (English): : AT A GLANCE: Ignoring the power of women to influence men (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Ignoring the power of women to influence men (English)

KNOW-HOW3000 Uganda

CoPs Objective: Restricted exchange area for Annika and Jana regarding the planning of KNOW-HOW3000 activities in Uganda.: : Facilitators: Annika Witte & Jana Ongoma Schwerdtfeger: : Founded: 2019: : Planung der KH3000 Aktivitäten in Uganda austauschen: : : Please login to access file manager.: : Discussion Board …

Sharing knowledge on Securing Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees

: Published: December 19, 2020:

Sharing knowledge on securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees was the theme of a recent sharing event in Arua (20.-21.11.2019), Uganda organised by the resident NGO PALM Corps together with AFARD and HORIZONT3000. The event concluded the first joint project by AFARD and PALM Corps that aimed at securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees and host communities …

Good Practice: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3)

Country: Uganda; Organization: Battery Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO): : AT A GLANCE: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) (English): : AT A GLANCE: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) (English): : Additional Material: : Booklet:

Go Green With Schools

: Published: November 18, 2019:

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Hi, my name is Silke Goos, since November 2018 I am working with the Partner Organisation AFIRD and I would like to tell you more about our project that I am fully convinced of. The project deals with permaculture trainings in primary schools …

Good Practice: Environmental Sanitation at Lacor Hospital

Country: Uganda; Organization: St Mary’s Hospital Lacor: : AT A GLANCE: Environmental Sanitation at Lacor Hospital (English): : AT A GLANCE: Saneamiento Ambiental en el Hospital Lacor (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Environmental Sanitation at Lacor Hospital (English)

Good Practice: Community Health Diagnosis - WASH Needs Assessment

Country: Uganda; Organization: Partners for Community Health and Development Organisation (PACHEDO): : AT A GLANCE: Community Health Diagnosis – WASH needs assessment (English): : AT A GLANCE: Diagnóstico de salud comunitario – WASH evaluación de necesidades (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Community Health Diagnosis – WASH needs assessment (English)

Arriving on a TA assignment in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

: Published: September 19, 2019:

As Flying TAs, Agnes and I arrived in Uganda in mid-August curious to meet our new colleagues at the Regional Office East Africa (ROEA) and the various Partner Organisations we will work with. Our first days were organised smoothly: we were introduced to the city of Kampala by ROEA drivers, went apartment hunting and got acquainted with …

Learning from Failure: Teenage mother recruitment for livelihood program

Country: Kenya; Organization: Mathare Childrens Fund panairobi (MCFp): AT A GLANCE: Teenage mothers recruitment for livelihood programme (English): : AT A GLANCE: Proceso de reclutamiento de madres adolescentes para el programa de medios de subsistencia (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Teenage mothers recruitment for livelihood programme (English): : Additional Material: : Interview

CSO & Policy Dialogue: Project Evaluation

: Published: September 12, 2019:

The Consortium Project “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) & Policy Dialogue is a three years programme funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with the aim to Further strengthen capacities of East African CSOs regarding their policy dialogue engagement.: : : : Its second phase from January, 1st 2017 until December, 31st 2019 succeeded …

Good Practice: Mediation on Human Rights Violation Cases

Country: Kenya; Organization: Development Education Services For Community Empowerment (DESECE): : AT A GLANCE: Mediation on Human Rights Violation Cases (English): : AT A GLANCE: Mediación en casos de violación de los derechos humanos (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Mediation on Human Rights Violation Cases (English): : Additional Material: : Most

Sector Update #2: Knowledge Management

: Published: October 7, 2019:

In this second round of our brand new series of Sector Updates, we will take a look at what’s going on in terms of Knowledge Management at HORIZONT3000. A while ago, we have carried out an external evaluation of our Knowledge Management Programme KNOW-HOW3000 in its third phase from 2016 until 2018. Also we asked our Knowledge …

Good Practice: Entrepreneurial Solid Waste Management

Country: Uganda; Organization: Youth Environment System (YES): : AT A GLANCE: Entrepreneurial Solid Waste Management (English): : AT A GLANCE: Gestión empresarial de residuos sólidos (Spanish): : : AT A GLANCE: Gestion entrepreneuriale des déchets solides (French): : IN DETAIL: Entrepreneurial Solid Waste Management (English): : IN DETAIL: Gestion entrepreneuriale des

Good Practice: Promotion of Professional Social Work (PROSOWO)

Country: Uganda; Organization: Department of Social work and Social Administration, Makerere University: : AT A GLANCE: PROSOWO – Professional Social Work towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa (English): : AT A GLANCE: PROSOWO – Professional Social Work towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa (Spanish): :

Good Practice: GIS - Geo Information Systems

Country: Uganda; Organization: Makerere University: : AT A GLANCE: Improved business processes and geodate based asset managament for better water supply (English): : AT A GLANCE: Improved business processes and geodate based asset managament for better water supply (Spanish)

Comparing faith-based and secular NGOs

: Published: November 12, 2019:

In the field of development cooperation, there are mainly two actors who implement projects, namely; faith-based organizations (FBO) and secular non-governmental organizations. Although both of them have similar aims, they are very different in terms of operation, still, when it comes to terms and definitions, the boundaries are often blurry.: : For over 5 years, the Cultural Research Centre …

Good Practice: Community outreach using ICT

Country: Uganda; Organization: Battery Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO): : AT A GLANCE: Community outreach using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (English): : AT A GLANCE: Extensión comunitaria a través de la tecnología de la información y la comunicación (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Community outreach using Information and Communication

Good Practice: ERI - Enabling Rural Innovation

Country: Region East Africa; Organization: Various (Programme ERI): : AT A GLANCE: ERI (English): : AT A GLANCE: Facilitar la Innovación Rural (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: ERI (English): : Additional Materials: : Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) – Farmer Facilitators Manual (English): : Manual Enabling Rural Innovation (ERI) Intro (English)

Good Practice: Men Empowerment Approach

Country: Kenya; Organization: Support for Tropical Initiatives in Poverty Alleviation (STIPA): : AT A GLANCE: Men Empowerment Approach (English): : AT A GLANCE: Enfoque de empoderamiento de los hombres (Spanish)

TRAININGS ON PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT

Together with our Member Organisations Brothers and Sister in Need, DKA Austria and Welthaus Graz we already organized two trainings in 2018 for our Partner Organisations in Uganda and Tanzania.: : Topic of the Trainings was Project Cycle Management (PCM) with the objective to deepen the knowledge of the employees …

ERI AND THE STORY OF A TRANSFORMATION

: Published: October 29, 2018:

On September 24th, our member organisation Dreikönigsaktion (DKA) held a workshop about the Enabling Rural Innovation Project (ERI) with Tumaini Matutu. Tumaini supports our partner organisation Act Mara in Tanzania as a project coordinator for ERI. During the workshop she gave us some insights about the project, their work and the people behind …

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