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1 Water for Life and Creating Sustainable Projects for the Future of Uganda Dr. Christopher Opio UNBC Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management Presentation to UNBC Community 16 March 2012 11:30 am

2 Outline Introduction to Uganda Introduction to Uganda Accomplishments of NUDF in Uganda in 2011 Accomplishments of NUDF in Uganda in 2011 Conclusion Conclusion Acknowledgements Acknowledgements

3 Uganda (CIA, World Factbook; January 20, 2011) Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya Area: total: 241,038 sq km (land: 197,100 sq km; water: 43,938 sq km) Area: total: 241,038 sq km (land: 197,100 sq km; water: 43,938 sq km) Area-comparative: smaller than British Columbia Area-comparative: smaller than British Columbia Population: 33,398,682 (July 2010 est.) Population: 33,398,682 (July 2010 est.) Population growth rate: 3.563% (2010 est.), Population growth rate: 3.563% (2010 est.), second in the world Infant mortality rate: Infant mortality rate: total: 63.7 deaths/1,000 live birth male: 67.31 deaths/1,000 live birth male: 67.31 deaths/1,000 live birth female: 59.98 deaths/1,000 live births female: 59.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.) (2010 est.) Life expectancy at birth: total population : 52.98 years male: 51.92 years female: 54.07 years (2010 est.) Life expectancy at birth: total population : 52.98 years male: 51.92 years female: 54.07 years (2010 est.)

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6 President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni

7 Purpose of NUDF To design, fund, and deliver development projects that empower villagers in Northern Uganda to create economically self-sustaining lifestyles that include safe water, adequate food and access to fundamental health care and education services

8 Accomplishments of NUDF in Uganda in 2011 13 Water wells installed Well water drilling machine bought Water testing done Soil samples from farmers fields collected and being analysed at UNBC Canada (Community) House almost complete A two-ton truck bought Solar panel and school supplies bought for a Primary School 50 goats bought and given to villagers 8 Oxen bought and given to villagers Had meetings with villagers

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11 More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don't have access to safe freshwater. www.unwaterer.org

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17 Buga Village Community members participate in land clearing Drilling in progress Technician fits a pump head

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22 We currently have 42 wells serving over 50,000 people.

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24 Between 1990 and 2005, Uganda lost 26.3 percent of its remaining forest cover, and deforestation continues today at a rate of 2.2 percent per year, mostly due to subsistence farming, cutting for fuel wood, and colonization by the burgeoning population.

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28 There may be hardship but also there is Hope Contact: www.nudf.org Dr. C. Opio, President of NUDF E-mail: chris@nudf.org

29 Acknowledgements Volunteers Financial Support from Individuals, Schools, Businesses, organizations, etc.


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