I am Ssemitego Ismeal, a 24 year old male Ugandan and a holder of an ordinary diploma in electrical and electronics engineering.
I started my studies at Lutengo p/s from where i sat my P.L.E in 2002.
I joined the Lutengo sec sch, in 2003 where i completed my ordinary level in 2006, i then sat in a year and i joined advanced level in 2008 at Kasawo sec sch from where i was awarded a Uganda dvanced certificate of Education in 2009.
In 2010, i joined Kampala Polytechnic Mengo where i did a 2year in the above mentioned profession.
I have worked with different technical companies as a technician e.g Volta Consults, karchorf´s technicians and Muttico.
In the coming weeks in April, project members of eSeeker Uganda, Engineers Without Boarders Stockholm and Education Finder will go to Uganda to start the Renewable energy education in Uganda. We will complete the training program, train the teachers and accept some students to the course.
We will report on the training when we start.
This is the first blog post of The Buoye Community Water Project. Follow the project here!
The annual meeting 2012/2013 will take place on Sunday, April 7th 11.00 – 13.00 at room E31, Lindstedtsvägen 3 1/2 tr, KTH campus.
11.00 – 12.00 Project presentations
12.00 – 13.00 Annual Meeting
1 Choosing the chairperson and secretary of the meeting
2 Choosing the persons to approve the minutes and to count the votes
3 Proper notification of the annual meeting confirmed
4 The INUG Stockholm chairperson reporting on the activities from the previous year
5 The treasurer reporting on the balance from the previous year
6 The auditors presenting the audit report
7 Question about freedom from liability for the board
8 Decision of number of members of board
9 Voting on the board members and their substitutes
10 Appointing the auditors and their substitutes
11 Choosing the election committee
12 Decision of working committees
13 Discussion on the proposed budget for the coming activities
14 Discussion on annual fees for members for terms underline to next annual meeting
15 Other errands (submitted from the members or the board in writing)
Nominations for the board, contact the election committee:
Ken Levicki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Ambell, email@example.com
Göran Baurne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Bondesson, email@example.com
During summer the groups have worked on different parts of the project. The Sociocultural group has written a report on the sociocultural situation in Sierra Leone anddifferent aspects of the society such as media, education, farming etc. The report will beread by all participants in the project, and be used as a help to better integrate the projectand anchor it on site.
The Business model group has together with the Information & Communication groupmade a draft of the business model to be sent down to our reference group in Freetown.The model describes how the waste management system can be profitable on the differentlevels, from collection of waste, through the actual composting process and furtheron to the end product – bio fertilizer.
Since deciding on what type of compost we are going to build, the Technical group iscurrently writing up documents with technical information about the compost, the constructionof the facility and how to use and maintain it.
Unfortunately our application for funds from Business 4 Development by SIDA wasdeclined. At the moment the project has an application pending with Volvo anställdasU-landshjälpförening. The Fundraising group continues to look for partners, companiesand other interested in helping to fund our work. If you have any ideas on potential partners,please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org!
We have also tried to arrange a study visit to a Swedish compost facility, but not yet managedto find a suitable date that works with all the groups. A visit to a compost facilitywill not only give insight into how you can work with compost on a larger scale, but certainlyalso result in many good suggestions and inside information useful for our project.We hope to be able to carry out the visit sometime during the fall.
INUG has started a new project with our partner Yennenga Progress in Environmental review for environmental management.
Engineers without Borders (INUG) Stockholm supports our partner Yennenga Progress with knowledge in environmental assessment and environmental management to develop environmental goals and policies.
Yesterday was the first meeting with the group and this was discussed
- Yennenga Progress environmental description needs to be studied so that next meeting can be focused on structured brainstorm around clear and high goals, measurement and suggestions.
- What areas in ISO 26000 that relevant for the project.
- How have other companies done this, we will look for inspiration to have some good ideas and find formulas that feels good for our cause.
After finding the structure of the governing documents, we look upon templates and checklists for the organization. We also talked about a “reward system” to encourage the companies we work with to take greater responsibility for the environment, that in each year’s environmental report highlighting a specific project during the years excelled in environmental work, and raised the issue of climate compensation.
INUG-Stockholm is a Swedish non-profit organization created to apply engineering and scientific expertise in global sustainable development. INUG-Stockholm believes in the fundamental equality of all human beings. As such, INUG-Stockholm believes that all should have the right to access education and knowledge essential for empowering them to improve their living conditions and further the ecological and sustainable status of the community. Therefore, INUG-Stockholm will work to apply engineering and scientific competence in areas related to global sustainable development. INUG-Stockholm’s roles are
- To connect those who require technical assistances and those who have the resources and the know-how,
- To establish and support a network of individuals who share INUG-Stockholm’s goals,
- To promote ethical and social responsible behavior amongst our members, partners and engineers in general,
- To help tailor the existing education to include INUG-Stockholm’s goals through technical and administrational support,
- To promote development through empowering individuals with the ability to address their own situations,
- To disseminate engineering and scientific expertise to countries with weak economy, and
- To take into consideration competence of individuals independent of language, culture, race, gender and ethnic background.
- Be political and religious independent,
- Apply for and administer funds for projects that fall within the association’s goals,
- Collaborate with organizations, national or international, that share similar goals.
- Brief history and ongoing activites
Inspired by the many Engineers Without Borders organizations that had surfaced during the last decade INUG Stockholm was founded 2003 as a chapter of INUG Sweden. During the first five years, work focus was defining the mission and strategy (in cooperation with the chapters in Gothenburg, Lund, Linköping and Uppsala) and then building the organizational structure to pursue it. The project portfolio has expanded during the period 2008 – 2012 and now includes six ongoing international projects with partners in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Burundi, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. Ongoing activities include
- Together with local partners, developing rainwater harvesting and ECOSAN solutions for schools and children’s centres in Kenya and Tanzania
- Introducing a business model and knowhow for local entrepreneurs regarding Urban Composting and waste management of bio-waste in Freetown, Sierra Leone
- Planning the annual seminar series The Reflecting Engineer at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology). The purpose is to promote the Engineer’s role in sustainable development
- Planning for water distribution infrastructure in Burkina Faso and Kenya
- IT cafe with local partner in Kisumu, Kenya