Uganda: Raising Voices of Communities in Albertine Graben

My proposed project aims at raising the voices of local communities in Block 1 (Exploration Area 1) of Uganda’s oil-rich Albertine Graben. We would like to mentor at least three youth citizen journalists from each of the nine sub-counties that border the block. Block 1, operated by French oil giant, Total, has 75 percent of the 3.5 billion barrels of oil discovered in Uganda. We would like to mentor them on a) how to collect vital information on community issues, concerns and grievances, b) how to use mobile internet and use mobile phones to disseminate such information to the local media, c)

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