Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
United States African Development Foundation Grant (Mandela Washington Fellowship USADF grant)
Where have you learnt about the competition?
Tell us about your partnerships:
• Makerere University, College of Environment, Design and Technology (involving the students and academia in research and fieldwork)
• Nansana Town Council (has joined us in re-planning and developing a structure plan, neighbourhood plan and growth vision for their jurisdiction and town)
• United States African Development Foundation (providing seed grant for research)
• Microsoft 4AFrika (providing technical advise and support)
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Some of the locals residents do not understand the relevance of the project. We have therefore engaged other knowledgeable local residents to spearhead the sensitization drive throughout the neighbourhood.
The input from some participants was lacking in pragmatic and realistic solutions. We therefore introduced design-drills and informative sessions to spur innovation.
Participation has some inherent challenges: conflict of interest, grudges, dominancy by one party etc. We have therefore had to train facilitators to moderate the sessions.