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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Appreciation

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:02 AM
From:"CHARLES THEMBO"

To:
ricnet@ricnet.info
Cc:
rwericnet@yahoo.com
The Director,
Ricnet,

Thank you so much for Supporting the information centre at Kasese District Head Quarters.
Now i am able to post pictures and text to our blog.
if you get some time, Visit our blog and advise where possible.
http://rwenzoriruralhealthservices.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much again for supporting the Facility at Rukoki Head offices.

Best Regards,

Kiima T.Charles
Team Leader- RRHS.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pamoja media from Kenya writes about RIC-NET

Pamoja media from Kenya writes about RIC-NET thus, "RIC-NET has a very
powerful yet local method of sourcing and distributing information.
The organization has formed a collection of small information centers
into one powerful network within Western Uganda."

http://pamojamedia.com/2010/07/knowledge-sharing-in-rural-africa

Friday, September 24, 2010

COMPETTITION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION (IEC) MATERIALS





1.0 Introduction
E-Society is a project being implemented in Kasese District under Rwenzori Information Centres Network (RIC-NET), to enhance Information sharing between the Local Government leaders, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Citizens through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools.
IEC is a short form of Information, Education and Communication. It refers to any item, object or tool that can be used in communication to pass information from one individual or party to another.
The purpose of using IEC materials is to continue informing about the issue even in the absence of the IEC material developer.
Examples of IEC Materials; Posters, Newsletters, Flyers, Websites, Blogs, Videos, Digital stories, Radio talk shows, Brochures, Reports, E-mails, etc.
2.0 The Competition
The E-Society is running a competition on the development of IEC materials. In this programme, individuals, CSOs, Social groups, Schools and Institutions interested in participating in the competition are expected to develop any of these IEC materials; posters, flyers, poem, T-Shirt, theme song and True Inspirational Stories . All these can be developed under any of the following themes;
Health:
1. Sanitary conditions for young girls in schools.
2. Messages on T.B prevention.
3. The causes of HIV spreading among young school girls.
Education:
1. Growth and maturation for school children (sex education/sexuality).
2. Roles of parents on students/pupils attending school.
Water:
1. Water scarcity and controlled use.
2. Water Harvesting and Prevention
3.0 Main Objective of the Programme
To enable the community members share skills and Information on Health, Education and Water through the use of IEC materials.
4.0 Why join this completion?
1. All Participants will be awarded Certificates of participation.
2. Winners will be awarded lucrative prizes
3. Winners will get an opportunity to be trained by a Professional.
4. All items of the winners will be improved and published to work in the community. These items shall hold the winner developer’s name.
5.0 Who can participate in the Competition?
Individuals, social clubs/groups, Civil Society Organization, Primary pupils, Secondary Schools and Institutional students e.g. from Colleges.
6.0 Period of the Competition
Competition is open from 27th S September - 15th October 2010
6.0 How to participate in the competition
During the period specified above, any interested individual or party can develop an IEC material and then deliver it to any of the places mentioned below and wait for competition results. All participants shall be contacted when results of the competition are released.
IEC Materials Collection Centres:
1. Bwera Information Centre (BIC) –Bwera.
2. Busongora Rural Information Centre (BRIC) at ORDSEF – Basecamp, Kasese.
3. ICT E-Society Centre - The Education Department House, Kasese District Local Government headquarters in Rukoki, Kasese.
4. Goodhope Foundation – Kiburara
NB: If you belong to a School, CSO or Institution, you can deliver your material to the person in charge there or still deliver it to any of above mentioned Centres of collection.
For more Information call any of these lines; 0775300414, 0772607149, 0392888974, 0701071804, 0782044384 come to the ICT E-Society Centre in Rukoki at the District Head quarters.


The Programme is sponsored by RIC-NET and IICD


Compiled and reported by,

Bwambale Edwin
ICT Officer RIC-NET and ICT Technical Advisor, E-Society

Thursday, September 9, 2010

PLANT CLINICS TO BE INITIATED IN WESTERN UGANDA

By: Erastus Ang’ienda – Fort portal

Having realized the problem of plant diseases in the Rwenzori region.
RICNET, a Non governmental organization based in Fort portal in
collaboration with SATNET, with the support of the Global plant clinic
has embarked on a strategy of equipping farmers with skills of carrying
out diagnosis of affected plants and giving them the necessary
information on how to control plant diseases. This strategy will use
information centers and farmer filed schools established by STANET at
the County, sub- County and parish levels to share farmer based
information. The plant clinics will be located in strategic places
near markets to allow farmers bring in samples of affected plants and
receive appropriate advices.

While addressing a one day workshop for plant nurses from Bundibugyo
and Kasese districts, Timothy Balikenga begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting the plant clinic project
officer at RICNET said the plant clinics will enable the farmers find
lasting solutions to plant diseases which in turn will enable them
grow healthy and nutritious food crops. He asked the plant nurses to
grasp the concept of the plant clinics and use this information to
help rural farmers take care of their crops.

The two districts were chosen as pilot districts because they border
the DRC where most of the plant pest and diseases in Uganda are
believed to come from. To enhance information sharing with the rest of
the districts, the plant clinics will be equipped with computers with
internet and digital cameras for taking pictures of affected plants.