The Karamoja Journey Revisted

The Karamojong are an ethnic group of agro-pastoralists residing primarily in the north-east of Uganda.

Miss Tourism Uganda is ready to steer Karamoja and Uganda’s  tourist industry to greater heights.

Challa Elma emerged the most courageous and knowledgeable about the sector; she was vibrant and the most voted tourism queen online. She was also chosen as Miss Popularity.

Challa has represented the Ateker in many cultural events and development issues of Karamoja.

Mission

To contribute significantly towards sustainable and resilient communities of Karamoja who are socially and economically transformed through use of participatory community mobilization strategies towards education, health and economic livelihoods and proper use and control of resources.

Activities and Strategies

Attending Community leader’s forum meetings to share and discuss development issues geared in achieving the government set gaols.

Performing Cultural shows at different community groups that we are collaborating with

We will also work with investors to promote investment that challenges power balances and enables economic growth to be more equally distributed. Business has great potential for alleviating poverty. We want to maximise the contribution that business can make towards poverty reduction. This involves challenging some practices and building a model for ethical trade. This is another route for developing sustainable livelihoods for people living in poverty around the world.

We will build links between rural and urban areas and international area, especially in the development of product markets and value chains. We will work with others to develop strategies to improve urban women’s livelihoods.

We will maximise opportunities to use new technologies to communicate and administer the development in karamoja

We must see to it that we build a new global governance to avert food crises.  Governments’ top priority must be to tackle hunger and reduce vulnerability – creating jobs and investing in climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction and social protection.  International governance – of trade, food aid, financial markets, and climate finance – must be transformed to reduce the risks of future shocks and respond more effectively when they occur.

We must also build a new agricultural future by prioritising the needs of small-scale food producers in developing countries – where the major gains in productivity, sustainable intensification, poverty reduction and resilience can be achieved. And we must reverse the gross misallocation of resources, which sees the vast majority of public money for agriculture flow to agro-industrial farms in the north.

Finally, we must build the architecture of a new ecological future, mobilizing investment and shifting the behaviours of businesses and consumers, while crafting global agreements for the equitable distribution of scarce resources.  A global deal on climate change will be

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