Last month we asked ONE members in Uganda to tell us what they thought organisations like ONE should work on that would have a direct impact on their lives.
After all the attention the Kony 2012 campaign had put on Uganda, we wanted to see how Ugandans thought our advocacy work across the world could best work for them.
We received a fantastic response with replies coming in from across the country. Of ONE’s current priorities top of the list with 23% of the votes was ‘Enforcing transparency and fighting corruption in the oil and minerals sector’, followed by ‘Encouraging African and world leaders to keep their promises to fight hunger and promote investment in agriculture, food security and nutrition’ with 19%.
We are also received some wonderful suggestions on other areas where you think we should work. Here are just a few we received:
“Rural electricity is very critical to us Ugandans but should be made affordable by reducing the rate per unit. Transparency and fighting corruption is not limited to the oil sector alone. It should be seen to be done holistically for all of us…”
“I think emphasis should be put on empowering Africans to develop themselves using their own energies because that is a resource available to all. Using a SEEDSCALE approach would be the most effective. All others will end up leading to more corruption and insecurity…”
“Development of young leaders, 70% of the population in Africa is under 30 years, yet the leaders are in their 60s and 70s. My belief is that we can’t fight poverty, diseases and hunger without dealing with leadership issues. The education system doesn’t empower people to take charge of their lives and also design solutions to Africa’s problems. Africa is too rich to be poor. Let’s develop a new generation of leaders so that we solve our problems.”
“Encouraging African and world leaders to keep their promises to fight hunger and promote investment in Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training.”
“Encouraging African and world leaders to address gender equalities in land access, agricultural investment, food security and nutrition.”
Thanks again to all the ONE members who took the time to share their views. We really appreciate your feedback, which will help guide our campaigns in the future. We will also share your thoughts with our partners.
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