Location: Kanugu District
Dates: Feb – June 2018
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1829
ABOUT THE charity
This is a unique project for PWB. The volunteer will be working with both a grassroots capacity-building organization and the grassroots agricultural organization that is receiving services from the capacity-building organization.
Founded in 2014, the mission of the capacity-building NGO is to invest in change leaders in the coffee lands to drive grassroots development in their own communities. They believe that if they support a community’s vision by investing in leaders who are committed and driven to see change, they can build more equitable and sustainable communities with beneficiaries at the helm of their own initiatives. They partner with community-based organizations such as coffee cooperatives, non-profit organizations, and individuals to realize locally-led solutions.
The focus will be documenting the capacity-building NGO’s investment partnership program. Specifically, the focus will be on the work of an agricultural NGO in Southwestern Uganda. The vision of this agricultural NGO is to create viable, sustainable and competitive economic development in rural Uganda. As a social enterprise, this agricultural organization plans to play a catalytic role in building a sustainable, modern, rural-based economy linked to education, tourism, value chain processing and marketing in agriculture, specifically coffee and soybeans. This organization aims to leverage significant investments in order to build and spearhead local interventions that can unlock the latent potential of Uganda’s land and the people living in rural areas.
Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Experience in overseas development
Interest in capacity-building initiatives and partnerships in development
Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
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