Commitments of Intent

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In recent weeks, [Ndelo Peter] and [Gracia] have been reaching out to Life in Africa’s allies around the world with a request for  Commitments of intent to plan in-country activities at the new Family Transition Center in Kitgum, Uganda sometime in the next 2 years.

Such activities would be designed to help make the Family Transition Center a focal point of knowledge, services and support activities that can serve both Life in Africa’s members and the community surrounding the center, who are all transitioning into re-building a post-war rural life. Life in Africa cannot offer funding for your involvement in the context of our crowdfunding campaign for building the center, but would be thrilled to work with you to help communicate with your potential funders and gather the kind of targeted community that would most benefit from your intention. Of course we would also host you (possibly camping?) for short visits or longer stays at the Center.

If you’d like to imagine a part for yourself or your organization in making the Family Transition Center a learning/doing/social family hub sometime between July 2014- July 2016, we’d love to include a mention of your intention, and link to your org in the project description on our start-up crowdfunding campaign. 

As you’ll see, the co-created potential impact of our inputs is shaping into a beautiful narrative for what the (hopefully) soon-to-be Family Transition Center can become.

Add your intention to the list below. 

Click “Edit” near the top left of this screen. Scroll down and use the same format to briefly describe in 3-4 lines your commitment of intent in working with the Family Transition Center. We will only hold you to the commitment if indeed we manage to crowdfund enough to build it by this July.

Field: Agriculture

Name: [Biplab Paul]

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Currently part of Ashoka’s globalizer program, he will explore ways to bring his irrigation technology to Kitgum district, which has worked successfully for Indian farmers in similar arid regions. Possibly some additional agricultural technology to share/demonstrate.

Field: Technology

Name: [Alberto]

Organization link: Edgeryders.eu

Intention: Members of the Edgeryders community will work with the Family Transition Center to host trials of Hi-Lo technology, potentially including solar appliances, biochar stoves, permaculture, mesh networks, hexayurt relief housing, etc.

Field: Community Development

Name: [Christina Jordan] + [Jean Russell] + others from [Ci2i Global]

Organization link: http://ci2iglobal.com

Intention:

#cocreate14 was a Learn/Share Lab that convened co-creative social impact practitioners from around the world to share knowledge. Ci2i Global will work with Life in Africa to host #cocreate15 or 16 at the Family Transition Center, inviting co-creative practitioners from around the world to share knowledge with the local Kitgum community on nurturing community designed and driven solutions to local challenges.

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Field: Collaboration for change

Name: Christina Jordan

Organization link: http://Evolutionize.It

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Evolutionize It commits to facilitating the involvement of Life in Africa’s international allies in getting phase 1 of the project funded via a crowdfunding campaign in time for the July planting season, and with supportive programming in place to ensure the center’s evolution as a rural impact generating global investment within the center’s first 2 years.