Nominations for John Humphrey Award for year 2011

The International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development is offering the 20th John Humphrey award for year 2011 to any organization or person from any part of the world including Canada for outstanding achievement in promoting democratic development or respect for human rights. The award consists of $30,000 endowment and a speaking tour to Canadian cities to increase the awareness about the laureate’s work.

Eligibility for John Humphrey Award

  • The nominee (individual or organization) must be committed to peace and non-violence.
  • Preference is given to those working in the field for the benefit of developing countries, under conditions hostile to the recognition and application of democratic values and basic human rights.
  • Preference will be given to those working in Rights & Democracy’s priority areas based on its two-fold mission: the promotion of democratic development and respect for human rights as outlined in the International Bill of Human Rights.
  • The Award is not given posthumously nor to an organization that is no longer active.
  • Staff or board members (past or current) of Rights & Democracy are not eligible.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.

How to submit nomination

  1. Submit a nomination by April 30, 2011. This can be done by e-mail (preferred), mail or fax together with the following documents in a single submission:
  2. A letter from the nominator (including address, phone number and e-mail) describing the nominee, the work and the accomplishments of the nominee, as well as why the nominee merits the John Humphrey Award.
  3. A curriculum vitae or a profile of the nominee.
  4. Supporting documentation such as articles written by or about the nominee, Internet links, etc.
  5. At least three references (including addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses), who have in-depth knowledge of the nominee’s work, and who may be contacted by jury members to obtain more detailed information.

The nominee application should be submitted by April 30, 2011 in any outlay. For more information, visit this link.

Comments

  1. joseph wandega delano says:

    We greatly appreciate the funds on offer. However i would like to seek clarifications as to whether these comments are part of the lobbying or just a sign of appreciation. I thought we must just submit in our proposals to be judged on merits. I really get pissed when i read a four page comment which is totally irrelevant from a call for proposal. Am from JAN CONSULT UGANDA and i suggest we stick to the rules of the game unlike this ridiculous lobbying. Thanks

  2. we are the only voluntry oraganization, in north west regions of somalia, which help the street childreen which missed all their rights,

    please send us the form

    thanks

  3. Dr. Milind Pandarinath Jiwane says:

    Dr. Jiwane doing much more work in human rights. He is struggling
    for the liberation of Untouchables. He is organizing “Free Medical Camps” in
    different areas. He is always busy for this cause.
    Expecting reply.
    With regards.
    Mrs. Vandana
    Management Trustee

  4. tahir Rahid says:

    It is good program I think

  5. people for peace and defense of rights says:

    PEOPLE FOR PEACE AND DEFENCE OF RIGHTS
    PPDR UGANDA
    Social Center Kisenyi/ Mengo
    Po Box 71967 Clock Tower Kampala Uganda

    PPDR CONTACT:

    People for Peace and Defense of Rights is Located at:
    Social Centre Kisenyi / Mengo Uganda.
    P.O.BOX: 71967 Clock Tower Kampala Uganda
    UGANDA

    1. Description of the Organization

    People for Peace and Defense of Rights (PPDR- Uganda) is grass root movement that would work with others non-governmental, non-Profit, community based organizations and the government to develop the community. People for Peace and Defense of Rights (PPDR- Uganda) is based at Social Center Kisenyi/ Mengo, Kampala Central, Uganda. PPDR Uganda works for the promotion of peace and human rights in the great lakes of Africa in particular and in the world in general. PPDR Uganda focuses mostly on the most vulnerable people in our communities and the most disadvantaged people. PPDR believes that people cannot not talk about development unless they have peace, freedom and the respect of fundamental human rights and any violation of human rights leads to war.
    PPDR Uganda promotes, defends and protects human rights through trainings, research and advocacy, education, campaigns and information sharing.

    2. The work the organization does.
    The people for peace and Defense of Rights is doing these work:

    1. Promoting the culture of peace, human rights, democracy, and good governance in Uganda, the great lakes region and in the world.

    2. To empower socially, intellectually and economically marginalized people in the society.

    3. Training of members by local, international human rights associations and peace based movements, in youth activities and development.

    4. Collaboration with existing peace – based associations, youth groups and human rights organizations at international, regional and local level.

    5. Participation in forums relating to peace and conducting conference relevant to peace in Uganda, the great lakes region and in the whole world.

    6. Promoting Ecology and biodiversities in our communities

    7. To fight against corruption and restore the culture of transparency

    8. To promote the culture of Universal human rights for all despite our social differences

    9. Fighting misery and HIV Aids

    10. Promotion of human rights and human values

    MAIN PILLARS OF OUR ACTIVITIES.

    The organization activities main pillars, which are directed towards training, promotion, protection, advocacy, community empowerment, education, health, poverty reduction and decentralization, as explained in details below,
    Peace and Human rights
    Advocating for the rights of marginalized and the excluded people is at the core of everything PPDR does. Through our work, we challenge government officials and policy makers, we collaborate with national networks and other group to lobby for man, women, child and youth rights, and ensure that the issues confronting marginalized people are heard in the national sphere.

    Asserting their rights means different things for people: for some, this means meeting their basic needs; for others, the chance to go to school; for still others, it means reconnecting with their family, others it is to be given an opportunity, PPDR works towards these aspirations of people.

    Training, Youths, women orphans and caretakers will be referred to other organizations to get opportunities and acquire skills through training. Vocational schools have also played a big role to the illiterate’s youths, men and women through giving those skills to enable them manage income generating activities (IGAs) like computer training, English Training, and small income activities training.

    Promotion and Protection; Protection of human rights pursuant to nationality and villages accepted conventions and standard protection extends not only to legal rights, but also to the fulfillment of fundamental rights such as the right to food, water, shelter, medical care and education. These basic rights are for us the very first step to advocate and make people to participate in other rights.

    Community empowerment; This is the expansion of assets and capabilities of communities to participate in, negotiate with, influence, control and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives or it means that the activity to give official authority or legal power to the community that can be a local group, a citizen’s action committee, a citizen’s initiative or a member of individuals with common interests.

    Education programs; Support non formal learning such as Functional Adult Literacy (FAL), English For Adults (EFA), Computer Training programs, technical and vocational training to provide learners with skills that are relevant for the current and future economic environment and that are linked to employment opportunities for all people who did not get the opportunity to access formal education should serve as a complement to but not a substitute for formal education.

    Decentralization, This refers to the transfer of responsibility for planning and executing, management and resource raising and allocation from the central (national) government and management system and its agencies to the people themselves and other unites in the fields of the local level or agencies.
    Health, HIV/aids and poverty reduction programs; Heath, HIV/AIDS and poverty reductions programs are incorporated in all our activities right from the lower level and their families to achieve and maintain a state of good health is broadly defined as a state of complete physical, social and psychological well being of an individual not merely the absence of disease or infirmity but for the purpose of this section. The focus will be on physical and psychological support and the need for effective tools and thinking on how to secure healthy futures for people still exists.
    Civil society; this is all about broadening development initiatives to build a stronger society with the ability to cooperate for the well being of people, family and the community at large.
    Mobilization; The organization shares information with the community members at peer levels to help members increase their knowledge on vocation skills, health issues their rights and many others. These programs create a sustainable answer to systemic level of improvement in many fields.

    Livelihood & youth entrepreneurship
    Livelihood opportunities and entrepreneurship have been at the heart of our organizations work since at the beginning. The initial bicycle courier businesses and boxing skills gradually evolved into the training programs, which have been shared in places around Uganda. These trainings effectively build the skills of youth striving to gain control of their lives, and equip them with the tools for better futures.

    GOALS

    1. Urgent intervention on behalf of individuals at risk of torture, degrading situation and humiliation on Uganda territory and else where in the world.

    We intervene on behalf of people victim of discrimination, torture, arbitrary arrest, and all forms of illegal detentions on Uganda territory and else were in the world. We also deal with matters related to de facto and de jure refugees (duly recognized refugees and asylum seekers) when they are in difficult situation and both UNHCR and the Government seem to share way from their primarily responsibilities. Such cases are handled by PPDR or if necessary we refer them to UNHCR, Refugee Law Project, Sudan Human Rights Association, Office of Prime Minister (OPM)/ Directorate of Refugees, Africa Regional Office/Amnesty International and whoever is interested by this category of underdogs (refugees and asylum seekers) in the society who are more prompted to all kinds of marginalization due to their social status.

    2. Training of members by local, international human rights associations and peace based movements and youth groups in human rights, peace activities and development.
    As we have not yet our own budget to deal with this program, PPDR will be managing to find for its members NGOs that will willingly accept to provide them with training in peace education, human rights and development.

    2. Collaboration with existing peace associations, youth groups and human rights organizations at international, regional, and local level.

    Having observed that the issues at hands in PPDR require a large implication of every one in the community, we realized that one among the best ways to advocate for marginalized we are dealing is to offer information to different people through a well planed strategy of collaboration.

    4. Participating in forums relating to peace in great lakes region and conducting conference relevant to peace in great lakes region, Africa and third world countries…
    PPDR strive to ensure that the people themselves who are either being victimized or excluded in the whole process aiming at peace, justice, human rights and development are fully included in the decision making process and that their views are taken into consideration, this helps to respond to our belief of “whatever you for us, without us you it against us”

    3. The Accomplishment of the organization

    The people for peace and defense of rights have managed to accomplish many activities toward the community.
    ACTIVITIES TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY.

    1 Formation and training given in different skills

    A. Vocational training skills and Functional Adults Literacy program
    B. Civic Education
    C. Computer training and income generating activity training
    D. Research ,Advocacy and campaign
    E. Children Education
    F. HIV/ AIDs prevention and awareness
    1 Youth Drama, Dance and Music
    2 Women empowerment through sensitization
    3 Counseling and guidance
    4 Community media and internet access
    5 English For Adults and other languages
    6 Access to justice and Urgent Actions
    7 Peace and human rights campaigns

    ACTIVITIES TOWARDS MALGINALIZE PEOPLE SUCH AS REFUGEES

    PPDR being a community organization, our targets are, youths, children, women victims of rape and sexual abuse old aged persons and the community at large. There fore PPDR have managed also managed to accomplish the following under to the community:

    1 Counseling and behavior change
    2 Youth empowerment in different activities
    3 Children care in and out of school
    4 Disadvantaged / disabled orphaned children and women
    5 Youth, women and men without jobs
    6 Illiterate youth, women and men without jobs
    7 Young girls exposed to sex work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
    8 Young girls who have been sexually abused and early pregnancy
    9 Career guidance sessions
    10 Adults and children living with HIV/AIDS
    11 Fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery
    Here are more activities accomplished by PPDR
    1 In more relevant and supportive
    2 Makes the voice of vulnerable and orphan children in need of basic needs.
    3 Create awareness on the protection, advocacy, sensitization and promotion of refugee children rights.
    4 Train parents on issues of children health, development and their security.
    5 Teach life skills.
    6 Psychological and counseling to children who are raped, abused and enslaved.
    7 We fight for example early marriage and forced marriage, domestic violence, and denial of basic needs.
    8 To high light the childcare and protection issues on HIV/AIDS to the communities.
    9 Teach and preach moral and spiritual values for every one in the community.
    1. PPDR have managed also to open 2primary schools, one computer training school, Training Centre for Languages.

    PPDR have managed to establish a strong collaboration and partnership with other organizations such as Finnish Refugee Council, Uganda Human Rights Commission, The Congolese Refugee Community, African Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims, Amnesty International Africa Regional Office, Urgent Actions Amnesty International Canada, Peace One Day, Gandhi Information Center of Germany, Women Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court, AIDS Information Centre under posttest club, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Kampala City Council…

    PPDR have managed to participate in more than 120 different trainings managed by different organizations in a national and international level.

    4. Why we merits the John Humphrey Award

    The people for peace and defense e of rights merit the John Humphrey Award for the improvement of the services delivery to the community. We would like to offer the best quality care to the community but some times we are limited by the resources. There fore once we receive the Award from John Humphrey we shall:
    2. Help and improve in our work cited in the above point number 2.
    The resources we shall receive from John Humphrey will be used for the noble cause of promoting democratic development and respect of human rights. The Award will not be used for any other causes.

    5. PEASE FIND UNDER THE PROFILE OF THE ORGANIZATION

    PEOPLE FOR PEACE AND DEFENSE OF RIGHTS (PPDR)

    BACK GROUND INFORMATION

    People for Peace and Defense of Rights (PPDR- Uganda) is grass root movement that would work with others non-governmental, non-Profit, community based organizations and the government to develop the community. People for Peace and Defense of Rights (PPDR- Uganda) is based at Social Center Kisenyi/ Mengo, Kampala Central, Uganda. PPDR Uganda works for the promotion of peace and human rights in the great lakes of Africa in particular and in the world in general. PPDR Uganda focuses mostly on the most vulnerable people in our communities and the most disadvantaged people. PPDR believes that people cannot not talk about development unless they have peace, freedom and the respect of fundamental human rights and any violation of human rights leads to war.

    PPDR Uganda promotes, defends and protects human rights through trainings, research and advocacy, education, campaigns and information sharing.

    WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
    • Any organization or individual that does not mind of the social status, color, Nationality, religious or tribes but only there to fulfill the needs of people the communities.
    • We can work with any national, international, community-based organization.
    • We can also work with any organization that has the same interests and goals for developing the community and the well being of the whole people without discrimination based either on sex or social status.

    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NETWORK.

    Collaboration partnership and networking
    • We believe that working collaboratively with others is the only way we will be able to reach our ultimate goals. We believe that partnership is key to maximizing resources and preventing the duplication of services.
    • We believe that working together we learn much more from one another and improve our services.
    • In joining our hands together is the beginning of change, which basis of human solidarity.
    • We all lack something at least but though this network we believe we form what we call man power.
    • Partnership and networking is also a form of developing the organization to strengthen and formation.

    WHY human rights and peace for all?

    Human rights are universal and peace is also a universal value that is to enjoyed by every one in our communities but in many cases the week, vulnerable and voiceless are often left out and their rights are not even recognized in the communities. Having observed that the community can not really develop unless people are equally protected and considered on the same level and have access to the same advantages on equal basis, we have come out to address first of all the rights of the most less privileged
    The voice the weak
    The weak need and serve the protection from the strong such as recognizing also their say and their views as they also play different roles in the community. We believe that our success will be mediated by how much we consider their perspectives and involve them in influencing our next steps as an organization

    Motto: “Whatever you do for us, without us you do it against us
    VISION.

    A world in which the victims are masters of their own destiny and decide themselves about their fate.
    MISSION.

    To empower the weak and make them overcome the state of victimization.

    To advocate, promote, defense and protect rights of disadvantaged persons.

    GOALS

    1. Urgent intervention on behalf of individuals at risk of torture, degrading situation and humiliation on Uganda territory and else where in the world.
    We intervene on behalf of people victim of discrimination, torture, arbitrary arrest, and all forms of illegal detentions on Uganda territory and else were in the world. We also deal with matters related to de facto and de jure refugees (duly recognized refugees and asylum seekers) when they are in difficult situation and both UNHCR and the Government seem to share way from their primarily responsibilities. Such cases are handled by PPDR or if necessary we refer them to UNHCR, Refugee Law Project, Sudan Human Rights Association, Office of Prime Minister (OPM)/ Directorate of Refugees, Africa Regional Office/Amnesty International and whoever is interested by this category of underdogs (refugees and asylum seekers) in the society who are more prompted to all kinds of marginalization due to their social status.

    2. Training of members by local, international human rights associations and peace based movements and youth groups in human rights, peace activities and development.
    As we have not yet our own budget to deal with this program, PPDR will be managing to find for its members NGOs that will willingly accept to provide them with training in peace education, human rights and development.

    2. Collaboration with existing peace associations, youth groups and human rights organizations at international, regional, and local level.

    Having observed that the issues at hands in PPDR require a large implication of every one in the community, we realized that one among the best ways to advocate for marginalized we are dealing is to offer information to different people through a well planed strategy of collaboration.

    4. Participating in forums relating to peace in great lakes region and conducting conference relevant to peace in great lakes region, Africa and third world countries…
    PPDR strive to ensure that the people themselves who are either being victimized or excluded in the whole process aiming at peace, justice, human rights and development are fully included in the decision making process and that their views are taken into consideration, this helps to respond to our belief of “whatever you for us, without us you it against us”

    ORGANIZITON SLOGAN

    “Whoever witnesses a crime in silence, commits it and silence is a sign of complicity”
    OBJECTIVES OF PPDR

    1. Promoting the culture of peace, human rights, democracy, good governance in Uganda, the great lakes region and in the world.

    2. To empower socially, intellectually and economically marginalized people in the society.

    3. Training of members by local, international human rights associations and peace based movements, in youth activities and development.

    4. Collaboration with existing peace – based associations, youth groups and human rights organizations at international, regional and local level.

    5. Participation in forums relating to peace and conducting conference relevant to peace in Uganda, the great lakes region and in the whole world.

    6. Promoting Ecology and biodiversities in our communities

    7. To fight against corruption and restore the culture of transparency

    8. To promote the culture of Universal human rights for all despite our social differences

    9. Fighting misery and HIV Aids

    10. Promotion of human rights and human values

    FUNDAMENTAL VALUES.

    The vision and the statement are discussed in detail in “PPDR” strategic communication programmer and have been integrated into the relevant steering document. People for Peace and Defense of Rights has the following values and each individual staff and members shall,
    • Be transparent and accountable.
    Work for social justice

    • Partisan of non violence.
    • Respect for human rights equal treatment for all
    • Supporting the weak, vulnerable and marginalized
    • Work for the empowerment of the less disadvantaged
    • Promoting fundamental human values
    • Show a high level of Commitment and self sacrifice for others
    ACTIVITIES TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY.

    2 Formation and training given in different skills

    G. Vocational training skills and Functional Adults Literacy program
    H. Civic Education
    I. Computer training and income generating activity training
    J. Research ,Advocacy and campaign
    K. Children Education
    L. HIV/ AIDs prevention and awareness
    8 Youth Drama, Dance and Music
    9 Women empowerment through sensitization
    10 Counseling and guidance
    11 Community media and internet access
    12 English For Adults and other languages
    13 Access to justice and Urgent Actions
    14 Peace and human rights campaigns

    ACTIVITIES TOWARDS MALGINALIZE PEOPLE SUCH AS REFUGEES

    PPDR being a community organization, our targets are, youths, children, women victims of rape and sexual abuse old aged persons and the community at large.

    12 Counseling and behavior change
    13 Youth empowerment in different activities
    14 Children care in and out of school
    15 Disadvantaged / disabled orphaned children and women
    16 Youth, women and men without jobs
    17 Illiterate youth, women and men without jobs
    18 Young girls exposed to sex work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
    19 Young girls who have been sexually abused and early pregnancy
    20 Career guidance sessions
    21 Adults and children living with HIV/AIDS
    22 Fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery
    Here are more activities
    10 In more relevant and supportive
    11 Makes the voice of vulnerable and orphan children in need of basic needs.
    12 Create awareness on the protection, advocacy, sensitization and promotion of refugee children rights.
    13 Train parents on issues of children health, development and their security.
    14 Teach life skills.
    15 Psychological and counseling to children who are raped, abused and enslaved.
    16 We fight for example early marriage and forced marriage, domestic violence, and denial of basic needs.
    17 To high light the childcare and protection issues on HIV/AIDS to the communities.
    18 Teach and preach moral and spiritual values for every one in the community.

    CONTACT PERSON
    Mr. Zihalirwa Mushengezi Ezekias
    The Childcare and project director of PPDR-Uganda
    P.o Box 71967
    Clock Tower-Kampala

    We work in collaboration and partnership with other organizations such as Finnish Refugee Council, Uganda Human Rights Commission, The Congolese Refugee Community, African Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims, Amnesty International Africa Regional Office, Urgent Actions Amnesty International Canada, Peace One Day, Gandhi Information Center of Germany, Women Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court, AIDS Information Centre under posttest club, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Kampala City Council…

    TARGET POPULATION.

    PPDR being a community organization, our targets are, youths, children, old aged persons and the community at large.
    23 Girls out of school
    24 Youth in and out of school
    25 Children in and out of school
    26 Disadvantaged / disabled orphaned children and women
    27 Youth, women and men without jobs.
    28 Illiterate youth, women and men without jobs.
    29 Young girls exposed to sexual abuse work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
    30 Old aged persons lacking basic needs and exposed to all forms of human rights violations
    31 Adults and children living with HIV/AIDS
    32 Local leaders, schoolteachers, Local churches and mosques
    33 Political leaders and other stake holders

    MAIN PILLARS OF OUR ACTIVITIES.

    The organization activities main pillars, which are directed towards training, promotion, protection, advocacy, community empowerment, education, health, poverty reduction and decentralization, as explained in details below,

    Peace and Human rights
    Advocating for the rights of marginalized and the excluded people is at the core of everything PPDR does. Through our work, we challenge government officials and policy makers, we collaborate with national networks and other group to lobby for man, women, child and youth rights, and ensure that the issues confronting marginalized people are heard in the national sphere.
    Asserting their rights means different things for people: for some, this means meeting their basic needs; for others, the chance to go to school; for still others, it means reconnecting with their family, others it is to be given an opportunity, PPDR works towards these aspirations of people.

    Training, Youths, women orphans and caretakers will be referred to other organizations to get opportunities and acquire skills through training. Vocational schools have also played a big role to the illiterate’s youths, men and women through giving those skills to enable them manage income generating activities (IGAs) like computer training, English Training, and small income activities training.

    Promotion and Protection; Protection of human rights pursuant to nationality and villages accepted conventions and standard protection extends not only to legal rights, but also to the fulfillment of fundamental rights such as the right to food, water, shelter, medical care and education. These basic rights are for us the very first step to advocate and make people to participate in other rights.

    Community empowerment; This is the expansion of assets and capabilities of communities to participate in, negotiate with, influence, control and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives or it means that the activity to give official authority or legal power to the community that can be a local group, a citizen’s action committee, a citizen’s initiative or a member of individuals with common interests.

    Education programs; Support non formal learning such as Functional Adult Literacy (FAL), English For Adults (EFA), Computer Training programs, technical and vocational training to provide learners with skills that are relevant for the current and future economic environment and that are linked to employment opportunities for all people who did not get the opportunity to access formal education should serve as a complement to but not a substitute for formal education.

    Decentralization, This refers to the transfer of responsibility for planning and executing, management and resource raising and allocation from the central (national) government and management system and its agencies to the people themselves and other unites in the fields of the local level or agencies.
    Health, HIV/aids and poverty reduction programs; Heath, HIV/AIDS and poverty reductions programs are incorporated in all our activities right from the lower level and their families to achieve and maintain a state of good health is broadly defined as a state of complete physical, social and psychological well being of an individual not merely the absence of disease or infirmity but for the purpose of this section. The focus will be on physical and psychological support and the need for effective tools and thinking on how to secure healthy futures for people still exists.
    Civil society; this is all about broadening development initiatives to build a stronger society with the ability to cooperate for the well being of people, family and the community at large.
    Mobilization; The organization shares information with the community members at peer levels to help members increase their knowledge on vocation skills, health issues their rights and many others. These programs create a sustainable answer to systemic level of improvement in many fields.

    Livelihood & youth entrepreneurship
    Livelihood opportunities and entrepreneurship have been at the heart of our organizations work since at the beginning. The initial bicycle courier businesses and boxing skills gradually evolved into the training programs, which have been shared in places around Uganda. These trainings effectively build the skills of youth striving to gain control of their lives, and equip them with the tools for better futures.

    DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE OF PPDR

    cC

    MEMBERS PPDR UGANDA
    • Refugees
    Ugandans

    RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE

    1 Office
    2 Office furniture and equipments
    3 Animators
    4 Fields officers and researchers
    5 Human Rights Defenders and teachers
    6 Community Education and Sensitization services
    7 HIV/AIDS sensitization for the week is developed and programs allocated.
    8 Music, dance, drama, poetry, and sharing life testimonies services.
    9 We have health center and 2 primary schools
    10 Counseling supervisors.

    11 Trainers.
    12 Peer educators.

    Our focus

    Our aim focus is towards the community people rights which lead to development.

    Community

    Intellectual capacities social and economical capacity

    Moral capacities all people
    Spiritual capacities

    Emotional capacities

    Community

    With great wishes, thank you

    Mr. ZIHALIRWA MUSHENGEZI EZEKIAS

    Childcare and Project Director of PPDR Uganda
    Contacts,

    HEAD OFFICE
    Social Center Kiseyi Mengo
    P.O Box 71967 Clock Tower
    KAMPALA, UGANDA, AFRICA

    6. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION OF THE ORGANIZATION
    The people for peace and defense of rights is a registered organization and has
    the constitution which lead the organization and guidelines to allow us work smoothly and here is some articles in our constitutions.

    1. ARTICLE 7. Objectives
    • Promotion for peace and human rights in Uganda.
    • Promotion of human rights and human values
    • State of rights, of democracy and good governance
    • Anti-corruption and transparency
    • Collaboration with existing peace – based associations, youth groups and human rights organizations at international, regional and local level.
    • Training members by local, international human rights associations and peace based movements, youths activities and development
    • To empower socially and economically marginalized people in the society
    • Ecology and biodiversities
    • Fighting misery and HIV Aids
    • Participate in the forums relating to peace in Uganda and conducting conference relevant to peace in Uganda

    2. ARTICLE 41: The Resources of PPDR
    The resources come from the monthly contributions of members, donations, finances and even profits made from the management of inherited property.

    3. ARTICLE 42. Utilization of the movement resources.
    PPDR resources are used for activities designed for the direct or indirect advancement of the movement,

    The movement’s funds are kept in a Bank account recognized by the local authorities
    The Management of the funds is performed in absolute transparency

    NB; PPDR have 46 ARTICLES AND INTERNAL REGULATIONS Which is recognized by the authorities and the government.

    4. ARTICLE 23: The organization PPDR must closely collaborate with donors and other organizations that work in the field of the defense of human rights, respecting the protocol.
    7. THREE REFERENCES (Addresses, Phone Numbers, Email addresses) may be contacted:

    1. CITY COUNCIL OF KAMPALA
    Community Services and Production

    2. Amnesty International Uganda
    Located at Plot 0A.Kawalya- kaggwa close
    P.O. Box: 23966
    Kampala Uganda

    3. Finnish Refugee Council Ndinda Uganda
    Senior Community development officer
    NTINDA UGANDA

  6. Kabarole Youth Orphan Organisation says:

    CAPACITY BUILDING AND EMPOWERMENT PROJECT OF RURAL WOMEN IN KABAROLE DISTRICT.

    1.0 Introduction:
    1.1 Implementing Organization:
    The capacity Building and Empowerment Project of Rural Women in Jinja District will be implemented by KYOO is a Community Based Organization registered with the Non-Governmental Organization, (CBO) Board.

    1.2 Project Location & Target Group
    The Capacity Building and Empowerment Project is located in Jinja District of Uganda. The Project covers the counties of Kagoma, Butembe and JMC. The project is to involve 100 poor rural women from the two counties of KabaroleDistrict.

    1.3 Organization’s Location Address:
    Headquarters are located at NYAIKA Plot 2 in Kabarole town in Jinja District. It operates in Kabarole District. The Postal Address is P.O. Box 589, Kabarole, Uganda.
    1.4 Mission/Vision
    The vision of KYOO is to build a vibrant, efficient and sustainable Revolving Fund Programme which will promote economic and social development of the economically active poor people in Jinja district and elsewhere, by building their capacity through training and non-formal education and improving their opportunities to access and to eradicate the root causes of poverty in local communities so as to enable them attain self reliance and sustainability by setting up viable / profitable micro business to generate income for their families.

    KYOO is dedicated to reducing poverty by helping the lowest income rural people, and the economically active poor people in Kabarole District to start or expand micro businesses.

    2.0 Aims and Objectives of the project:
    2.1 Goal/Aim:
    To empower and build capacity of economically active poor women and youth by providing them with training is business and management skills and providing them with the Revolving Fund.

    2.2 Objectives:
    – To extend a Revolving Fund to members of the local communities of the economically active poor women (Bankable poor) in the age of 18 – 60 years old, so as to empower them engage in income generating micro projects and businesses for their families.
    – To channel at least 90% of the Revolving Fund to economically active poor women, women groups and youths whose monthly income do not exceed UG 300,000= or US $ 172 per month.
    – To mobilise and motivate the rural economic poor people set up self-help income generating projects by training them in entrepreneurial and business skills.
    – To liberate rural women from economic bondage / dependency and poverty and from marginalization so as to liberate them economically.

    3.0 Organisation Review and Profile of KYOO
    3.1 General Information
    KYOO provides basic training education and Functional Adult Literacy and Credit extension so that under employed and marginalized rural women can create or expand Micro Businesses they plan and manage themselves to generate income for their families / households. The objective is to liberate rural women and youth from marginalisation, socially and economically and to own the means of production.

    The Capacity Building and Revolving Fund Programme is based on the assumption that these poor people already have the capability and ingenuity (business idea) to create viable micro-enterprises. With the KYOO start-up capital and training, they can make this potential a reality. The BIDE Revolving Fund Programme also emphasizes strengthening business skills so that entrepreneurs are better equipped to sustain and expand their micro businesses. KYOO funded businesses are based on products or services that people know how to make or do, for which there are local markets.

    The KYOO programme is implemented by a team of trained Field Officers and Trainers who love their work and their clients to help them develop their micro-enterprises. The Trainers and Field officers facilitate the Credit programme including vetting, selecting and training the needy entrepreneurs, approving business plans, monitoring and supervising credit and loan tracking activities and reporting to head office.

    3.2 What we have: Our Present Strengths:
    – We have 10 Trainers / Trained Credit / field Officers who carry out training in group formation, group management & group dynamics, savings and Business Management Skills and Pre-loan disbursement education. The Credit programme is headed by the Director assisted by the Treasurer / Credit Manager and Program Coordinator.

    – We have a network of close to 200 Clients and beneficiaries who are part of our outreach with 40 beneficiary groups. 20 More local rural groups i.e. 100 rural women have been identified from the many applicants and need training and later credit extension in the first quarter of the new year.

    – We have a geographical outreach/coverage of Jinja District.

    3.3 Needs:
    Present problems and challenges
    1. Inadequate funds to enable us train more needy women groups in: entrepreneurial/Business management skills, record / book keeping skills, savings culture, making business plans, group management & group dynamics and functional & Adult Literacy skills.

    2. Inadequate funds to acquire enough training materials and equipment: stationery for training, hire of training venues, refreshments for participants and production of workbooks for each beneficiary during the training.

    3. Inadequate funds for logistics, including transport and communication.

    4. Our quarterly target is to train 20 groups of clients each quarter of the year. Our target in the next year, 2010 is to reach, train empower and serve including extending Revolving Fund to further 80 groups of women and youth i.e. approximately 400 clients / beneficiaries by the end of the year. This would bring our total commitment for the whole programme to about 600 clients.

    3.4 The KYOO Proposition / Group Lending Methodology:
    Our Revolving Fund lending programme is based on group lending methodology where needy solidarity groups of 5 people or more form a borrowing group, but each person has her own business to start or run. The group members co-guarantee each other’s loans. There is no collateral, as the poor women and youth lack assets to stake for the loans. But the group members use peer pressure to ensure loan repayments are done on time and in full. A built in saving scheme enables the poor women and youth grasp the essence of savings and to experience a process of financial discipline for 1 to 2 months period. Savings are handled and managed within and by group members and their group leaders. The groups are encouraged to open up Bank Accounts with commercial banks of their own choice to keep this savings, before they are transferred to us for custody. At least 15% of the required loan should be saved before loans applied for are processed and disbursed to the groups. Business counselling and training continues throughout the loan term provided by Group Mentors and Field Officers.

    Our organisation teaches /trains the women groups how to make small savings every week and acquire financial discipline for a period of 4 to 8 weeks in order to accumulate 15% of the required loan. Credit will then be extended to the project beneficiaries. This savings therefore do provide some level of security to our program for the loans and are therefore caveated by our organisation during the loan period. Our repayment rates are 96%. Hence keeping in line with the best practices in the Micro finance Industry.

    Therefore the following conditions obtain under our Credit Extension program:
    1. Ownership : The beneficiaries identify and plan the businesses
    themselves.
    2. Local Resources : They secure savings / local necessary resources i.e at
    least 15% of the required loan as their savings and as own equity.
    3. Time and Energy : They each work a minimum of 6 hours per day on
    their micro-businesses.
    4. Self sufficiency : They anticipate a profit.
    5. Reinvestment : They invest at least 20% of the profit in the enterprise.
    6. Growth : They anticipate a continuing and expanding level of
    self employment.
    7. Domestic consumption: They use at least 30% of the net profits into buying
    and providing nutritious foods and a balanced diet to their children / families/households.

    8. Accountability : They report on their businesses and its results.

    The loan beneficiaries submit a business plan which is first appraised at group level before being sent to our organisation for appraisal before receiving the first cycle of loan of US$ 100. They receive the second cycle of loans after submitting a business report, which demonstrates that they have kept records, have established viable enterprises and met program requirements. The clients continue to save in order to qualify for the next higher loan in the next cycle. Loan periods are between 4 to 6 months. A minimal interest rate of 3% per month is charged on the loans to enable the programme meet its operational costs and to address the need for sustainability strategy and expand its capital base to serve more clients.

    In the first quarter of the New Year, 20 new organised groups have been identified by our Field Staff and need capacity building /training and later credit extension. These are the groups for which the grant is sought.

    Therefore our Credit Programme provides low-income women and youth, the opportunity to establish profitable micro-businesses and increase their incomes, helping them to meet their families’ basic needs. In addition they develop organisational, leadership, entrepreneurial, management and business and book keeping skills, the ability to save and re-invest, and increased confidence in themselves and their future.

    3.4.1 Performance of Group Lending Methodology:
    – Our organisation has reached the clients identified in the mission of the organisation conveniently and efficiently.
    – The organisation is reaching a significant number of the poor; although the demand for our services and products far outstrips our available resources. Hence a need to have more capital resources to empower and step up our training component.

    3.4.2 Use for which the funds are requested:
    The grant component we want funding for is primarily for providing training and logistics and Revolving Fund to rural, marginalized women borrowing groups.

    Capacity building and training will be carried out in the following areas:
    – In Group Management / Group dynamics
    – In entrepreneurial skills development
    – In micro-projects investment/Business management
    – In Book-keeping skills and
    – In savings mobilisation to enable them access Revolving Fund to improve on their income and income generation for their families/households.

    Hence economically and socially empowering them and building their capacity to provide for their families.

    It is largely believed that one of the impacts of the grant support will be to increase self-respect and esteem among the local women and hence liberating them economically, physically, and socially.

    3.4.3 Beneficiaries of the anticipated grant project funds:
    The beneficiaries will be 100 poor rural / needy women in KYOO District.

    3.4.4. Intended benefits to the beneficiaries:
    – Building capacity in skills such as entrepreneurial/business management skills, leadership skills.
    – Empowering beneficiaries economically towards self-sufficiency to enable beneficiaries generate enough income for their households.
    – Social emancipation of rural women (they will learn leadership skills and group organisation and management) to enable them participates fully in the social and economic life of this country.
    – Acquisition of literacy and functional skills, credit with education will equip functional skills and literacy skills to needy women since this will be incorporated as a training component. They will be able now to identify, buy or grow and provide nutritious foods for their children to combat malnutrition and marasmus and feed a balanced diet to their households.
    – They will mobilise savings, build and internalise a culture of savings and develop financial discipline through systematic and spontaneous savings under the credit programme.
    – Young women with no capital or incomes who would otherwise resort to a life of crime e.g. prostitution would now become economically productive and escape temptations of promiscuity and risking HIV/AIDS.

    3.5 Resource Requirements:
    • Funds are required to conduct and facilitate training to 100 rural women in 60 groups.
    • Funds for logistical support, such as for training venues, accommodation for facilitators, meals, refreshments, transport, fuel, stationery, typesetting, typing and printing, photocopying, and binding workshop materials.

    In addition to grant support, the following sources will also be considered to sustain the programme.

    • Internal sources such as retained earnings and surplus from the lending program will need to be ploughed back, to increase the loan portfolio / capital base.
    • In addition, external sources of funds such as soft loans and commercial loans will also be used to finance the planned development.

    3.5.1 Source of our present funds
    Our organization has been able to get some funding and or logistical support from the following sources:

    • Loan from BUDA – a local NGO
    • Local savings from members – locally mobilised savings
    • Board members’ contributions.

    3.6 Project costs and capacity
    We project program revenue to fully cover all project operational and financial cost by June 2013 as we have now started charging cost effective interest rate of 3% per month. The project already possesses 1 saloon car, 1 motorbike and 10 bicycles for field staff. In addition there are several women and youth groups throughout the district, which form the backbone of our lending program. This interest rate is readily and happily accepted by our clients. The 3% interest rate fully covers cost of capital (at the opportunity cost, including inflation), administration, loan losses and a minimum return on equity.

    3.6.1 Movement towards financial independence
    Our staff are already trained in Micro-finance best practices and loan tracking systems. In addition, government policy which favours decentralization of services and the setting up of village banks, rural credit schemes and micro-finance institutions have greatly favoured our operations. The passing of the Micro-Financing Bill into a law will greatly favours Micro-Finance operations in the country.

    3.6.2 Portfolio quality
    Given our high repayment rate of 96% and expected to raise to 98% by the end of the year we hope to maintain a portifolio quality with arrears low enough and that late payments and default do not threaten the on going viability of the project. We project that loan in areas of over 30 days to be below 3%.

    3.6.3 Project self-sustainability
    Our micro-credit program is projected to fully reach self-sufficiency by December 2012 in three years’ time. An increased clientele will mean more interest revenue for the program, which will contribute to a growing revolving fund and a reduced cost per unit of loan lent. Measures to be taken to reduce long-term dependence on grants and subsidies will include re-capitalizing our loan portfolio by ploughing back interest earned from the loan-lending programme. At the same time we shall also turn to borrowing from banks to increase our loan portfolio base. With our growth plan, we are fully set to become self-sustainable by the end of the year 2012 and to attain operational efficiency at the beginning of April 2012.

    A loan loss reserve fund of 5% of the loan portfolio will be set aside to insure any bad debts. This money will be put on a Fixed Deposit Account at a Commercial Bank to earn us a fixed deposit interest rate of 5% per month. As a measure to safeguard against bad debts. Then we plan to take an Insurance Policy and Insurance Programme and the clients’ loans with a local Insurance Company.

    Other savings, such as compulsory and voluntary savings of 15% of amount required for loan from client will also be deposited on fixed accounts with commercial banks to earn interest. Careful loan portfolio management and loan tracking will be applied to enhance portfolio quality. Already 5 staff have been trained in loan tracking and MFI best practices.

    Our Revolving Fund programme hopes to build a solid and growing fund base with clear business plans, backed by operational capacities that lead to mobilisation of commercial funds from depositors and the financial system and eventually to full independence from donor support by the end of the year 2015 by generating its own income and enough to sustain the programme.

    3.6.4 Activities this year 2011
    – Have trained 20 New Groups of 100 rural women clients. The clients were reached in locations such as the cub-Counties of Butagaya, Budondo, Mafubira, and Walukuba/Masese in Jinja district.
    – The rural women were able to access the first cycle of loans of US $ 100 each. Totalling US. $ 10,000.
    – Three of our Field Officers attended one-week training workshop in Micro-Finance Best Practices organised by AMFIU – Association of Micro Finance Institutions of Uganda.
    – Trained 35 women in business skills and group management.
    – We are also involved in women and youth energy saving and conservation projects.
    – We are also involved in Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS by helping parents improve adolescent health by addressing the needs of young adolescents and youth injecting drug users.
    – Under the program Bake for Life from Holland, we train rural women how to bake bread, bans, pans and doughnuts as an income generating activity.

    3.6.5 Our Future plans
    – To expand our Revolving Fund Program to target all the clients we train and to have continuous follow up. With more financial and logistical support we hope to increase numbers of groups to be trained monthly and to access more rural areas to reach more women.
    – To expand our capacity building / training program to gain more capacity by recruiting more field/ training staff. Also to acquire more equipment for training, such as video, camera, digital camera, overhead slide project, etc.
    – To add the widows and orphan empowerment component on Revolving Fund Program to Widows, orphans and / or orphan households to be assisted / empowered to be self reliant:
    – To introduce new products / services such as health insurance scheme (micro-care) for micro-credit clients in conjunction with relevant service providers.
    – To take up insurance scheme for our Revolving Fund Program so as to ensure and maximise all our local repayments to 100%.
    – To expand to neighbouring districts of Kamuli, Mayuge and Iganga by the year 2015.
    – Service additional 400 Rural Poor women clients in the year 2009 directly with:
    i) Training in basic business skills and
    ii) Provide and extend to them Revolving Fund to invest in their micro-enterprises.

    4.0 Purpose of the grant being applied for:
    (a) The grant we are applying for will enable our Community Based NGO achieve the following:

    – Train and serve 100 Rural Poor women clients directly with:
    i) Training in basic business / entrepreneurial skills / micro-business management.
    ii) Provide and extend to them Revolving Fund to invest in their micro-enterprises.

     To build our capacity to provide more services to the low income local women, more efficiently. To increase numbers of rural beneficiaries who will have access to our much needed services.
     Expand our outreach. We shall be able to expand our geographical coverage to more remote sub-counties in more remote areas where there is greatest need for empowerment of poor rural women – where credit and business skills are much needed.
     Promoting the grassroots women in the economic and social development of their lives e.g. developing and replicating new models for community investment.
     Introduce financial products and services to the targeted communities.
     Acquire enough materials for training and business counselling.
     Improve the following:
    – Increase our loan capital base / loan revolving fund.
    – Improve service deliver
    – Improve operation efficiency
    – Enhance our monitoring and supervision capabilities.

    (b) The grant will enable the poor rural women beneficiaries achieve the following:
    – Access training from our staff and experienced professional training providers in business skills and business management.
    – Access credit for their micro-business, leading to increased incomes for participating households and better nutrition.
    – Access high quality financial services and products.
    – Get empowered socially and economically.
    – Access functional Literacy Education.
    – Increased self respect and esteem among rural poor women clients who will strive to succeed and overcomes poverty.
    – Alleviation of poverty from their midst.
    – Will acquire financial discipline and learn how to save and invest.
    – Through such empowerment, the project will enhance local level participation of the grassroots population (women) in local policy.

    5.0 Training Curriculum & timing
    There is an established training curriculum covering 2 weeks period for new groups. A summary of the contents of which are attached as Appendix 2. The details of the timing / timetable can be availed upon request.

    6.0 Work-plan
    The actual training of the women could start as soon as grant funds are got. The training will take a period of 2 weeks to accomplish. In the meantime the women trainees will continue to save regularly every week so as to accumulate 15% of required loan each by the end of the training to be ready to receive the Revolving Fund loans. Loan disbursements to the women could start as soon as the training is over.

  7. Am a Kenyan who is located in Nakuru town which was the centre of triple crashes last general election am appealing to all good wishers ,government to empower the youh of the locality to avoid repeatably of what happened last general election .As part of the youth we need funds to educate the youth about being Kenyans but not Kikuyu or Kalenjins or even other tripes but to remain as Kenyan since there is no day politician will put a peace of bread on there table.So we are welcoming views and any sort of assistance from all over the world to save the feature Kenya.

  8. hello,our group of members are running an non profitable organization in India and working towards without any discrimination of caste, creed, religion and gender etc. At present They are working in the areas of disability, community development,education,environment,rural development, women and child rights,education for especially children and human rights,
    this organization is run by Mr.Stephen

  9. Mrs.Tyseer Mohammed says:

    Human Security Initiative (MAMAN)is a Sudanese non governmental non benefit orgnization in consultive status with (ECOSOC) and amemer working in the field of developing the concept of huamn rights and Security(particulary women and Children) , prevention violence , peace building. the recent situation of the country as it pass a hard time after the conflicts and civil war demands great efforts to achaive the peace building and sustanability,we are doing our best and have implemented great developing programs ( awarness media campaigns ,civic education on human rights and reintegration projects ) .we just wonder how to get effective membership with these center and the form of appling for its award.
    thanks
    Tyseer
    Assistant Excusive Director of Foreign Relations

  10. Rebecca Nakanwagi says:

    Dear Sir,/Madam

    This is to introduce to you our Organization Rubaga Division Disabled Association, a disabled peoples organization registered with Kampala City Council as a disabled women’s organization. It was founded by disabled women themselves in 2006 to address three major challenges affecting women with disabilities in Rubaga Division. The challenges are:
    – violation of human rights
    – communicable diseases
    – and unemployment among women with disabilities.

    This organization has a membership of three types of disabilities i.e. deaf, blind and people with physical disability.

    We are seeking partnership with you to help us address those challenges in our community so as to enjoy our full rights and dignities in our society.

    we will be very grateful if our request is honoured.

    My kind regards

    Rebecca Nakanwagi
    DIRECTOR

  11. Henry Julius says:

    NENBUIMA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION SIERRA LEONE WEST AFRICA- NeCDOSL is non-profit making registered voluntary organization working for the cause of downtrodden and suppressed persons without any discrimination of caste, creed, religion and gender etc. At present They are working in the areas of disability, community development, rural development, women and child rights, Traditional irrigation sources, natural resource management etc. Their target groups are women empowerment, education for especially children, water and sanitation farmers, landless migrants, small and marginal farmers etc. They have done so many splendid works for the disabled persons by distributing artificial limbs, tricycle, crèche, wheel chair, caliper, hearing aid, walking stick and blind stick etc. They mobilize them to become self reliance. In this connection we are running a vocational training center for handicapped persons to make them capable to get the jobs to live with dignity and self reliance.
    They have already implemented various development programs successfully. Many of them are still in progress. They involve local community in planning process , design , implementation followed by constant monitoring and evaluation to make the programme sustainable and replicable. Due to their progammes and strategic plan the local people are supporting us on every front. They contribute them with cash, kind and materials. Peoples are thier asset .The Organisation realizes that these people should be developed in such a way so that they could raise their voices for entitklements of socio-economic, cultural and political rights to live with dignity and self reliance.
    Their management is sound having been dedicated personnel with grass root level workers to intervene in any development programmes effectively with module of sustainability.
    For the past years, the Organisation have been finding so difficult to have funds for the various activities and we assure you that, if your organisation will support them, they develop a module project for the expansion and proper implementation of this organisation.

    Hope u will consider this application and will write them for the same, so that, they could develop a detailed project proposal for providing support.
    With warm regards
    Yours faithfully

  12. António Dala says:

    Sou director executivo da ONG chamada MBAKITA, fundada em Angola,queremos nestas propostas de projectos. Por favor teriam modelos em portugues? Pois precisamos bastante em endereçarmos nossas propostas para esta vossa area de programas e projectos de tal forma que possamos minimizar algumas situaçoes que afectam muito nossa gente. Actuamos em Direitos Humanos, Agricultura, Saude, Educaçao e Ambiente.

  13. The organization would like to benefit from this opportunity. I would like therefore to ask for application forms

  14. I need the forms for this call for proposal

    Gizex Gizai

  15. mgezi vincent says:

    am Vincent
    from Uganda,i kindly request you to help my people in my district in Uganda so that they can go to school and achieve higher standard.i will be happy if my request is considered.

    my contact is
    p.o box 30465 Kampala Uganda