On the 5th-8th of march, WGI went on a field trip to the gold mining areas of Moroto and Nakapiripit districts .This was conducted under the project on “Promoting mining industry compliance to social and environmental safeguards in Uganda” .The main objectives of this trip were;

  • To sensitize relevant authorities on the work of WGI and the project.
  • To collect soil and water samples from gold mining and processing points, including the surrounding environment that will be tested in the laboratory for presence of Mercury, Cyanide, Arsenic, Lead and Aluminium  as indicators of pollution. Recent reports indicate that communities continue to use these hazardous chemicals in gold extraction processes. The results derived from the laboratory tests shall be shared with the relevant authorities at local and central government levels.
  • To understand the dynamics in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector and the impact of mining activities on the livelihoods of local communities on ground.
  • To sensitize relevant stakeholders on the risks of the chemicals used in Gold extraction and ways in which such risks may be mitigated.

 

WGI team at one of the processing points in mubende district

On the 1-2nd of April WGI collected soil and water samples from gold mining and processing points in Mubende district. This is part of its project on "Promoting Mining Industry Compliance to Social and Environmental Safeguards in Uganda" a project funded by the Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) through its regional organisation Open Society Institute for East Africa (OSIEA). The samples will be tested in the laboratory for presence of Mercury, Cyanide, Arsenic and lead as indicators of pollution. Results will ascertain whether these hazardous chemicals are finding their way into the environment and probably into humans and the food-chain 

 


  1. Integrated water resource management
  2. Irrigation based systems
  3. Aquaculture and hydroponics farming
  4. Rain (flood) water harvesting technologies and skills
  5. Biogas technologies and application
  6. Disaster risk reduction concepts and approaches
  7. Climate change concepts and applications
  8. Quality, supply, sanitation and pollution management
  9. Research methods and project proposal writing skills
  10. Writing impact cases and stories
  11. Facilitating write ships; A tool for capturing development evidence
  12. Accounting packages  (  Tally ,  Quick books,  Sage partner , Sage evolution , Pastel my business , Up-pack ,Safe -50, Pastel express)
  1. Computer packages

Water Governance Institute is pleased to announce the 2016 schedule for the training in the course indicated. These courses help NGOs, individuals and other institutions to improve their practical performance in managing resource of interest. You are invited to participate, and help yourself and your organization to practically offer optimal quality services.

We limit participation in each training session to only 20 participants, in order to allow for sufficient interaction, networking, and hands-on exercises.

The training and workshop schedule for 2016 is as below:

Course Dates

Early registration

deadline
Registration link
Integrated water resource management April 12--, 2016 March 15th 2016  Register
Irrigation based systems June 14--, 2016 May 3, 2016 Register
Aquaculture and hydroponics farming August 23--, 2016 July 5, 2016 Register
Rain (flood) water harvesting technologies and skills September 14--, 2016 August 3, 2016 Register
Biogas technologies and application October 11--, 2016 August 30, 2016 Register
Disaster risk reduction concepts and approaches Nov 15--, 2016 October 4, 2016 Register
Climate change concepts and applications March 18--, 2016 March 10, 2016 Register
Quality, supply, sanitation and pollution management April 12--, 2016 March 15th 2016 Register
Research methods and project proposal writing skills June 14--, 2016 May 3, 2016 register 
Accounting packages May 15--,2016 May 5, 2016  register 
Computer Packages July 4--, 2016 June 20-- 2016  register 
Writing impact cases &stories Nov 6-- 2016 Dec 1-- 2016  register 
Facilitating write shops;A tool for capturing development evidence Nov 6--2016 Dec 1-- 2016  register 

The standard fee for participation is $200 for two weeks training. However 2days workshops in the same programs will go for$100

The course fee includes course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks during workshops.   The course fee does not include accommodations, travel, and local transportation for both programs. Two weeks programs don’t attract course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks for participants. These can be available on order and paid for separately.  Participants should make their own arrangements for these services.

On the 5th-8th of march, WGI went on a field trip to the gold mining areas of Moroto and Nakapiripit districts .This was conducted under the project on “Promoting mining industry compliance to social and environmental safeguards in Uganda” .The main objectives of this trip were;

  • To sensitize relevant authorities on the work of WGI and the project.
  • To collect soil and water samples from gold mining and processing points, including the surrounding environment that will be tested in the laboratory for presence of Mercury, Cyanide, Arsenic, Lead and Aluminium  as indicators of pollution. Recent reports indicate that communities continue to use these hazardous chemicals in gold extraction processes. The results derived from the laboratory tests shall be shared with the relevant authorities at local and central government levels.
  • To understand the dynamics in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector and the impact of mining activities on the livelihoods of local communities on ground.
  • To sensitize relevant stakeholders on the risks of the chemicals used in Gold extraction and ways in which such risks may be mitigated.

 

WGI Aquaponics training to commence soon................

WGI TRAINING COURSES/PROGRAM

  1. Integrated water resource management
  2. Irrigation based systems
  3. Aquaculture and hydroponics farming
  4. Rain (flood) water harvesting technologies and skills
  5. Biogas technologies and application
  6. Disaster risk reduction concepts and approaches
  7. Climate change concepts and applications
  8. Quality, supply, sanitation and pollution management
  9. Research methods and project proposal writing skills
  10. Writing impact cases and stories
  11. Facilitating write ships; A tool for capturing development evidence
  12. Accounting packages  (  Tally ,  Quick books,  Sage partner , Sage evolution , Pastel my business , Up-pack ,Safe -50, Pastel express)
  1. Computer packages

Water Governance Institute is pleased to announce the 2016 schedule for the training in the course indicated. These courses help NGOs, individuals and other institutions to improve their practical performance in managing resource of interest. You are invited to participate, and help yourself and your organization to practically offer optimal quality services.

We limit participation in each training session to only 20 participants, in order to allow for sufficient interaction, networking, and hands-on exercises.

The training and workshop schedule for 2016 is as below:

Course Dates

Early registration

deadline
Registration link
Integrated water resource management April 12--, 2016 March 15th 2016  Register
Irrigation based systems June 14--, 2016 May 3, 2016 Register
Aquaculture and hydroponics farming August 23--, 2016 July 5, 2016 Register
Rain (flood) water harvesting technologies and skills September 14--, 2016 August 3, 2016 Register
Biogas technologies and application October 11--, 2016 August 30, 2016 Register
Disaster risk reduction concepts and approaches Nov 15--, 2016 October 4, 2016 Register
Climate change concepts and applications March 18--, 2016 March 10, 2016 Register
Quality, supply, sanitation and pollution management April 12--, 2016 March 15th 2016 Register
Research methods and project proposal writing skills June 14--, 2016 May 3, 2016 register 
Accounting packages May 15--,2016 May 5, 2016  register 
Computer Packages July 4--, 2016 June 20-- 2016  register 
Writing impact cases &stories Nov 6-- 2016 Dec 1-- 2016  register 
Facilitating write shops;A tool for capturing development evidence Nov 6--2016 Dec 1-- 2016  register 

The standard fee for participation is $200 for two weeks training. However 2days workshops in the same programs will go for$100

The course fee includes course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks during workshops.   The course fee does not include accommodations, travel, and local transportation for both programs. Two weeks programs don’t attract course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks for participants. These can be available on order and paid for separately.  Participants should make their own arrangements for these services.

WGI TRAINING COURSES/PROGRAM

  1. Integrated water resource management
  2. Irrigation based systems
  3. Aquaculture and hydroponics farming
  4. Rain (flood) water harvesting technologies and skills
  5. Biogas technologies and application
  6. Disaster risk reduction concepts and approaches
  7. Climate change concepts and applications
  8. Quality, supply, sanitation and pollution management
  9. Research methods and project proposal writing skills
  10. Writing impact cases and stories
  11. Facilitating write ships; A tool for capturing development evidence
  12. Accounting packages  (  Tally ,  Quick books,  Sage partner , Sage evolution , Pastel my business , Up-pack ,Safe -50, Pastel express)
  1. Computer packages

Water Governance Institute is pleased to announce the 2016 schedule for the training in the course indicated. These courses help NGOs, individuals and other institutions to improve their practical performance in managing resource of interest. You are invited to participate, and help yourself and your organization to practically offer optimal quality services.

We limit participation in each training session to only 20 participants, in order to allow for sufficient interaction, networking, and hands-on exercises.

The training and workshop schedule for 2016 is as below:

Course Dates

Early registration

deadline
Registration link
Integrated water resource management April 12--, 2016 March 15th 2016  Register
Irrigation based systems June 14--, 2016 May 3, 2016 Register
Aquaculture and hydroponics farming August 23--, 2016 July 5, 2016 Register
Rain (flood) water harvesting technologies and skills September 14--, 2016 August 3, 2016 Register
Biogas technologies and application October 11--, 2016 August 30, 2016 Register
Disaster risk reduction concepts and approaches Nov 15--, 2016 October 4, 2016 Register
Climate change concepts and applications March 18--, 2016 March 10, 2016 Register
Quality, supply, sanitation and pollution management April 12--, 2016 March 15th 2016 Register
Research methods and project proposal writing skills June 14--, 2016 May 3, 2016 register 
Accounting packages May 15--,2016 May 5, 2016  register 
Computer Packages July 4--, 2016 June 20-- 2016  register 
Writing impact cases &stories Nov 6-- 2016 Dec 1-- 2016  register 
Facilitating write shops;A tool for capturing development evidence Nov 6--2016 Dec 1-- 2016  register 

The standard fee for participation is $200 for two weeks training. However 2days workshops in the same programs will go for$100

The course fee includes course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks during workshops.   The course fee does not include accommodations, travel, and local transportation for both programs. Two weeks programs don’t attract course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks for participants. These can be available on order and paid for separately.  Participants should make their own arrangements for these services.

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