Rainwater Harvesting for a Better Livelihood (RwHBL)

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Explain your idea in details:

Northern Uganda receives too much water when not needed and no water at all when needed most; this is a result of climate change that has already led to food insecurity in the 20-years war affected region of Uganda and besides this, the hungry region lacks even just safe water for domestic use. RwHBL is emerging to bridge that gap by promoting community based adaptation to the climate change, Participatory vulnerability assessment, Ecosystems adaptation planning, resilience building and implementation (monitoring and providing vocational training) to invest in managing not controlling food security and safe water for domestic use. The community based adaptation process will engage youth in rainwater harvesting processes to sensitize the smallholder farmers communities, provide skilled and unskilled labor. The objective of this project is to be a leading center of excellence in climate change adaptation and innovations that will enhance sustainable development in Northern Uganda and Uganda as a whole. Mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge and innovations in order to foster food security and safe water acquisition for domestic use in Northern Uganda without leaning on the Uncaring Government. By 2028, 90% households of smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda should be able to trap rainwater and use during dry seasons for home consumption and surplus to water their crops; to ensure stable food security and quality water for home uses in Northern part of the Country.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

This project looks at smallholder farmers as the key priority audience since most of them have naively deeper imprints on the global climate as most of them in northern part of Uganda are illiterate and basically ignorant about how their activities (wetland reclamation) affect our climate. If all or most farmers in Northern Uganda admit to use rainwater for irrigation during dry seasons, then we shall save the major wetlands from encroachments. When this is done, then Uganda will have only one challenge; encroachment on the forests which I intent to leave for other people to take care of. The moment less or no encroachments are registered on wetlands, and people at accessing clean and safe waters for their domestic water needs cheaply without leaning on the deaf and blind government, everyone is able to produce what is enough, first to support his family and maybe sell the surplus, then I'll count this a very good beginning. However, this idea is not limited to this because I am a flexible man who loves to handle or adjust to conditions as they emerge. By 2028, I expect every Ugandan to have access to clean and safe water for domestic use, be able to produce food enough to support the over growing populations of the country. Smallholder farmers are also expected to educate their children from the rewards of using rainwater as one of the best water management practices to enhance agricultural productivity without sacrificing the environment at the expense of producing food; which in turn can naively pose more threats to our food security as noted by rapidly changing climate that have caused crop failure, disease outbreaks, soil degradation, wetlands destruct ions among others. This project is a real deal for our climate, and environmental restoration. Imagine that we stopped wetland reclamation toady.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The project has already incorporated the local youth at the very initial stage of researching the most suitable implementations areas and the local communities are already demonstrating a very high degree of willingness to sacrifice their lands and small funding to facilitate the activities which is aimed at basically enhancing their livelihoods. Every member of the community who buys the idea shall pay 200,000 (Uganda Shillings) for the purchase of systems building materials, and shall provide land for the construction. However, simple requirements such as bricks and cement shall also be provided by the individual member that will need to install the rainwater harvesting system in his land. This means that the process of establishment will be purely participatory based; community contributing a share, while youth engage in providing these services including myself shall give free labor, as we struggle to lobby funds from the Non-governmental Organisations to ease the load on the communities and the inventor. Currently no other financing body as so agreed to give a hand to this project but I hope for the best as time goes by. For communities that are interested and cannot afford the amount allocated, I and my working team shall construct the system for them on loan basis and give them time to pay back on installments in specified time range with a small interest rate that shall be discussed by the officials that will issue receipts to the trusted customers depending on their willingness to demonstrate ability to pay their loans as scheduled. The collaborating organisation is Makerere University Center for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI), that will basically provide mentoring services for Ecosystems-Based and Community-Based adaptation to Climate Change; this partner will provide also vocational training services and institutionalization of youth participation in climate.

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Your profile

I am 23 years old, was born in Lira District, Northern Uganda; on 20/04/1994 to Ometo John Edward and Ajok Lilly Ometo. I am currently pursuing bachelor's of science in fisheries and water resources management in Bustema University at the faculty of natural resources and environmental sciences. I grew up in our 20 years war affected family, meeting challenges of safe and clean drinking water, and environmental problems that made food always not enough to support our poor but extensively large family. As I grew up I realized I had a chance to change all that was in our family's face into joy by ensuring clean and safe water from rain and the excess to be used in in our small farms to produce vegetables during dry seasons, but now I've grown bigger and I feel I have the knowledge and the biggest picture from the very littlest ideas that saved our family the threats of hunger soon after the long war. I have participated in many international training such as 11th Climate Based Adaptations international conference hosted by Makerere University Center for Climate Change and Research and Innovations (MUCCRI), participated in the goi peace foundation's international essay under the theme "learning from nature " among others for which I was recognized. This gave me the strength that i now base on to stick to my focus that my one kilogram brain can find an alternative for the Northern Uganda's starving and thirsty people. I'm motivated by hard work, confidence, love for nature and belief in self esteems and capacities; a reason I never fail to achieve whatever set objectives, when I need, whenever I need to.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:14

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:27

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 23:27

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:41

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 22:41

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 22:40

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:20

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 20:35

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:34

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 19:36

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:43

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 17:12

What a journey! I am truly amazed.
I read so many good thoughts including yours. UNESCO did a truly amazing job. And if you have already not read it, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Bye for now!
Shuhra (Kabul)

Oguta

August 31, 2017 11:14

As the voting and commenting time terminates, I would like to congratulate every member of the campus community upon their different activities on this competition. The world starts with me, now is the time to implement our dreams, so let it not end with the campus competition

August 31, 2017 05:48

Hi, it's great to read your innovative idea which could help our community in different aspects. It is not easy to go through all the stages and congratulation for your great ideas, hope to see your idea will come true soon.
I would like to invite you to read, comment and even vote for my idea 'Boosting economic growth in Africa with solar energy'. If you find it great, please also share it with your friends. Thank you very much.

August 30, 2017 23:22

MY GREETINGS TO YOU!
SO HOW IS IT GOING? I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, CAN YOU PLEASE GO THROUGH MY EDU-CELL ENTRY? AND IF YES, THEN I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD VOTE FOR IT.
A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 23:09

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 30, 2017 22:08

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 20:24

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Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!
Shuhra

August 30, 2017 19:01

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

Oguta

August 30, 2017 08:22

I just love the way members of the campus stood with me and my project until now that we are closing the door for voting, may the good lord bless you all as we meet at the awards

August 30, 2017 06:57

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends here , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your Idea.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 30, 2017 02:15

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 29, 2017 05:51

Hello Oguta Job
To have such a good idea was your first phase, to put it into practical and tangible products is your next move which I don't think it will take very long.
"Dream more than others thinking is practical. - (Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.)
Congratulations for the steps you're have gone through.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea " Zero hunger is possible"
Best of luck!
Uledi Kimbavala
Zero hunger is possible

August 29, 2017 02:43

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 22:51

Hello,
This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all .It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.
Regards
Shuhra koofi

August 28, 2017 16:20

hiii,
its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.
Bests Regards for your project...

August 28, 2017 16:20

hiii,
its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.
Bests Regards for your project...

August 28, 2017 16:12

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 15:08

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 14:11

Dear Entrepreneur,

It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 20:19

Hello friend,

The world we live today was created by great minds who lived in the past and a few who are still alive to witness the reward of their doggedness. I congratulate you for taking a bold step in making the world a better place to live in. We need more professionals like you who will leave their comfort zone to positively add values to lives.

I would appreciate your comment on my idea via https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/6207

See you at the top !

Warm Regards,

August 26, 2017 17:56

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 17:39

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 17:24

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 17:22

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 15:27

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea.
As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 15:00

Hi Oguta job
Man was created to master the environment, how comes the lack water while we are given rain every year? Something must be done done and ofcause you're the one of world changers.Congrlatulation for being innovative.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea " ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE "
Uledi Kimbavala
Zero hunger is possible
BEST OF LUCK!

August 26, 2017 14:58

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 25, 2017 07:07

Hello,
Being a part of India's well known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "pre-mortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 25, 2017 06:57

Hello Francis!

Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard Bach

As you progress in working hard to see to the improvement of the World through your idea, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

August 24, 2017 16:29

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 22:36

My dear social entrepreneur:
1) What a nice proposal! And equally impactful initiative. I was discussing the various ideas and projects in my home and yours was one of the proposals that we discussed. Congratulations and keep it up. I had a couple of questions and was wondering if you could please explain the concept in more detail.
2) I have also submitted an idea EDU-CELL from Afghanistan. Would you be kind enough to please see it and ask me any Questions if you have? Thanks in advance
Greetings and Thanks to You.
S. KOOFI

August 23, 2017 15:38

Hello Champion!

According to Wednesday's Inspiration from Youth Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition: Don't wish it were easy, wish you were better.

Champion, we should always keep forging ahead, refining ourselves and ideas until we improve the world.

Best of Luck!

August 23, 2017 09:45

Hi,
After going through your idea, I firmly believe that you can successfully convert it to an executable project and help the society grow in a sustainable manner. I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments). Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants, and using that space for a multitude of activities. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:30

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your idea and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 07:46

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 22, 2017 05:14

Thank you Francis.

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 19, 2017 14:46

Hello,

GadaaUniverse[GU] would like to thank you for your passionate support. We would like to keep on developing our ideas. Please dont hesitate to let us know how we can improve.

please read and give some suggestions or comment GUs idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair if you havent done so already. We really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards!

Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 13:56

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 13:56

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 18, 2017 12:30

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copies the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

Oguta

August 18, 2017 02:47

Deal Rafael, thanks for your comments which makes me realise that I'm doing rather a good thing, I'm so proud of the messages in your comments.
You are better I think, it feels like it should've been you idea I stead because you know even more benefits than I ever bought or, thanks so much for supporting my idea sir

August 15, 2017 14:59

I am in support of the ideas because of erratic changes in the our climate conditions.
It is through water harvesting that farmers can be able to provide plant water requirements during dry spells.
Rain water harvesting reduces floods: During rainy season, rainwater is collected in large storage tanks which also helps in reducing floods in some low lying areas.
Apart from this, it also helps in reducing soil erosion and contamination of surface water with pesticides and fertilizers from rainwater run-off which results in cleaner lakes, swamps and ponds.
I strongly believe this idea can help overturn the problem of water shortages.

August 13, 2017 16:31

Hello Francis!

You have a great idea, protecting the ecosystem and ensuring clean water for everyone, thereby achieving tangible number of Sustainable Development Goals. Good work and I wish you, success!

Best of Luck!

August 9, 2017 13:07

This is a good idea and I see your effort and your concerning about the farmers and the agriculture in Uganda. Keep continue this project and involve more and more youth to make the future better. Maybe we cannot reverse climate change, but for sure we can adapt to it.
Best regards,
Andrei

Perpetual Mulindo

August 1, 2017 11:54

this is a nice idea job.please sensitize the community to adopt new irrigation systems and save water for other purposes. you can also look at my idea and add value to it.thank you

July 13, 2017 20:12

The greatest concern here is about how to convince the smallholder farmers to adopt the idea if even their own president tried in vain; but listen to me everyone, this idea is intended for the smallholder farmers, and some of them have already demonstrated very good capacity and willingness to adopt. Note also that the president is motivated by political approach but I am motivated by research aimed at providing solutions to our out raged country, as you might have already read on my idea, the idea is based on two concepts; community based adaptation and ecological bases adaptation. That's all.
Thank you everyone for your concerns.

July 13, 2017 20:12

The greatest concern here is about how to convince the smallholder farmers to adopt the idea if even their own president tried in vain; but listen to me everyone, this idea is intended for the smallholder farmers, and some of them have already demonstrated very good capacity and willingness to adopt. Note also that the president is motivated by political approach but I am motivated by research aimed at providing solutions to our out raged country, as you might have already read on my idea, the idea is based on two concepts; community based adaptation and ecological bases adaptation. That's all.
Thank you everyone for your concerns.

July 13, 2017 20:12

The greatest concern here is about how to convince the smallholder farmers to adopt the idea if even their own president tried in vain; but listen to me everyone, this idea is intended for the smallholder farmers, and some of them have already demonstrated very good capacity and willingness to adopt. Note also that the president is motivated by political approach but I am motivated by research aimed at providing solutions to our out raged country, as you might have already read on my idea, the idea is based on two concepts; community based adaptation and ecological bases adaptation. That's all.
Thank you everyone for your concerns.

July 13, 2017 12:42

Helo Oguta .
I still appreciate for your idea but to me i would like to inform you that according to New Vision publication dated 10th July,2017 it showed that President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Museveni had toured Uganda promoting the same IDEA water harvesting but people ignored it till now and he introduced bottle drip irrigation to help farmers but as me i see its tiresome(bottle drips) to a person having acres and acres of land. SO how are you gonna convince our farmers if the president told people to harvest water as his campaign to fight drought and people ignored it. Thanks!!!

July 13, 2017 08:06

This is a wonderful idea.
I know that one of the greatest problems u will face is to convince the farmers to adopt to this idea but never lose hope. Working in similar field i face the same problems.

Protecting the wetlands and using the rainwater as an alternative water source are two of the main principles that all of us must follow.

I strongly wish you all the best.

Feel free to discuss with me any matter you may have.

Looking forward till 2028 (and hopefully before that)!!!
Regards!

hellen

July 6, 2017 08:09

I finally voted an idea of my choice, congratulations Job, I wish you the best of good luck in this competition because I've read your idea and i know its going to work out for our very poor country.

July 5, 2017 14:40

Wow
This is a very good idea, it looks promising and executable. This idea is really going to curb so many things and help build a better and safe environment for people to live in. Keep the good work up.

Cheers.

July 5, 2017 12:48

Why is the voting bar not responding? Let it be fixed because I can't really wait to vote for this very best idea from my own land, its really a big deal for my country

July 5, 2017 12:43

That's a real deal foelr our country for real, let's just keep it real, and we are going to call it forever our own even after you are gone..
Keep it up now and forever more my boy

July 5, 2017 10:59

Thank you everyone who found sense in this guy's idea, i come from Uganda and I know the situations here in Uganda, so let's vote him so that we can help the communities in Uganda, It's is because of the communities' benefits that i even found sense in this idea.

July 5, 2017 09:06

Francis Thanks for your idea. According to me due to the increased population has led 2 increased demand of water from various supplies such as oceans,rivers,lakes name them and some people tend to neglect rainwater harvesting.So for water being that it has no substitute and its scarcity basing on your idea [RWHBL] this will lead to sustainable housing in our country thus leading to sustainable development through rainwater harvesting is see that it is cost effective(saves water,water bills,energy) ,environmentally friendly,and an alternative to scarcity of water in our country.

July 4, 2017 16:29

Really interesting and awesome. Keep it up. What about community with meaningful collaboration of voluntary contribution of labour. That will help

Good luck
Regards

July 4, 2017 02:51

Hello Oguta,
I love your idea, water is the Earth's most precious resource. One question though, harvesting rain water and storing it in the one container or location for long periods of time creates amoebas and parasites. If the water is going to be used for drinking as well as farming, how do you propose to solve this problem in the most sustainable way possible?

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Kupakwashe

July 3, 2017 14:00

Rain water harvesting is a great Idea which I strongly believe can help many farmers including smallholders to increase productivity especially at this time we are experiencing erratic climate conditions. We will only require exposure to better water harvesting and storage technologies to help gather and also store the water to meet future plant water requirement.

July 3, 2017 13:46

The best way to make the 20 years war affected region live a better life, by just voting you give a hand to the hungry and thirsty north
Let the Ugandans know from now that we can use rain water to avoid wetland degradation in search for water logged areas for agriculture during dry season, and yet we can make our own ways to survivals without exposing our wetlands to threats that can destroy everything we've got now and today just right here, something that even Britain is crying for; Le's protect our LAND, by DOING SO, WE PROTECT THE WHOLE WORLD AGAINST the climatic tsunami, the demographics we don't need