The award for best young presenter was given to Charles Kizito of Environmental Alert for presenting a paper titled “Integration of Market Approaches to hygiene and Sanitation for improved livelihoods, clean and healthy Environment; A case of Slum Communities in Makindye and Lubaga divisions, Kampala capital city”. The paper examines the potential Sanitation and Hygiene based enterprises (such as briquette making from market waste, improved public toilet design with a business unit, crafts making from solid cloth waste) towards contribution to the triple benefits of improved livelihoods; a clean and healthy environment; and enhanced social organization and cohesion among slum dwellers in urban slums. Photos [one, two, three]
International day of forests presents a great opportunity for all Ugandans to reflect by finding practical solutions and actions for targeting city development and urbanization, which can co-exist with urban forests and green belts.
In March 2006 Environmental Alert(EA)was presented with the Energy Globe Award 2005 in Vancouver, Canada having emerged winner under the Earth category The 2005 contest has been among over 700 projects world-wide.
The Energy Globe award is one of the most prestigious awards for environmental sustainability in the world.