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Vacancy with UNBA

UNBA is looking for a volunteer to support the secretariat as Office Administrator

vacantUNBA is the national umbrella organisation of the Ugandan biogas sector, aiming to unite and support all stakeholders and the existing regional associations in the biogas sector.   Being increasingly busy and with over 160 members nationwide, we are currently looking for a volunteer to support the alliance’s secretariat as Office Administrator.

You can read the job description by downloading the pdf-file (link below). Please apply in writing via email or by submitting your application to our offices at Mukwasi House. Deadline for submitting your application is Saturday, August 27th, 2016.

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UNBA participated in UNACC Clean Cooking Baraza

UNBA representatives delivered a presentation on household and commercial biogas at Kati Kati, Kampala

On Friday, July 29, the Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC) hosted another Clean Cooking Baraza at Kati Kati restaurant in Lugogo, Kampala. About 80 interested stakeholders from the biogas and clean cooking sector gathered under the theme of the evening: “Clean cooking technologies; Household and commercial biogas.”.
IMG_1751-1Representatives from UNBA and SNV gave information on the usage and benefits of biogas,  a Q&A session was conducted and there were also numerous possibilities to network with other sector stakeholders.

Amongst those attending were also representatives from donors and NGOs like GIZ and SNV, as well as a representative from the Ministry of Energy and mineral Development (MEMD).

IMG_1744-1 During the discussion after a comprehensive presentation by Eng. C. Kato, the Vice Chairperson of UNBA, concerns were raised about the environmental state of the Nation and it was discussed what role biogas can play to reduce pollution, save money on fuels and boost businesses by producing cheap and clean gas; Just lately, another report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation indicated that Uganda loses 200,000 hectares forest annually. And 90 per cent of energy resource is currently generated from wood biomass – that is firewood and charcoal.
IMG_1730-1“Instead of leaving food waste, sewage and animal dung to decay in the fields and later release methane gas which leads to global warming, we can turn the waste into cash but we need support,” Eng. Kato said.

2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held

On June 30th, 2016, UNBA held its 2nd Annual General Meeting

UNBA has held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.
28 representatives of member associations from all over the country gathered on June 30th 2016 to receive report from the National Executive Committee (NEC) and to discuss challenges and opportunities of the biogas sector.
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NEC member Paul Erimu deceased

Paul died on January 3oth, during a tragic accident

On behalf of the chairperson of UNBA, and all members of the National Executive Committee (NEC), this message serves to inform you of the tragic death of Mr. ERIMU Paul.
Paul died in an accident on Saturday, January 30th 2016 while traveling on Bombo Road, Kampala.

PaulErimuHe was not only the Vice Chairperson of our member association IRBA, but also a highly valued member of the NEC of UNBA.
Paul Erimu was a very faithful young man with enthusiastic visions, a strong commitment for biogas and he was passionate about the development of UNBA and the biogas sector in Uganda.
His sudden and needless pass away is saddening us. Let us dedicate a moment of prayer to him and his family.
We will remember him and his work, his memory will be honored forever. 

 

 

Keep in touch with UNBA:
New office space and phone

UNREEEA opened joint office for its member associations in Nakasero, Kampala

Effective this December 2015, UNREEEA, the umbrella alliance of the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in Uganda, opened its first joint office for its member associations – and UNBA has moved in already.

Procuring this office space was especially possible throught generous support by GIZ. The office at Mukwasi House in the heart of Kampala will host all member associations of UNREEEA and provide working space for all representatives as well as a conference space for small meetings.

Therefore, not only future meetings of the NEC of UNBA will be held at Mukwasi House –
if you are in Kampala and would like to visit an UNBA representative in person, your are now welcome to visit us at our new office space:


To see the location on a map, simply follow this link.

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New phone number to reach UNBA secretariat

Also, effective December 1st 2015, UNBA secretariat can now be reached via our new mobile number. For all enquiries, questions and suggestions you can now call
+256(0) 779 – 911 824

Please spread the news amongst members and also inform interested stakeholders.
Thank you.

Annual General Meeting

UNBA held its first Annual General Meeting on October 30th at Imperial Royale Hotel, Central Kampala.

Some thirty representatives of the member associations from all over the country gathered to review the work done and discuss and determine the way forward.

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Amongst other topics, the delegates acknowledged the work of the outgoing National Executive Committee (NEC) under the leadership of Mr. Abdu K. Kalema. In order to review and update the actual constitution to the aims and objectives of the alliance, a Constitutional Review Sub-Committee was elected. Members of the NEC also presented the various promotional activities that have been conducted, e.g. the alliance’s new logo, website content and Facebook page.

Furthermore, an intensive discussion of proposals for the regionalization of the Uganda National Biogas Alliance as well as the review and ratification of the two years activity plan was conducted which paves the way for the activities ahead.

Symbolic hand shake: hand over business between outgoing and new chairperson of UNBA

During the course of the recent General Meeting members of UNBA have also elected a new leadership with Mrs. Harriet Okoed Achom (IRBA) in lead. Further members are Eng. Christopher Kato (Vice Chairperson, UBA), Mr. Abel Karugaba (Secretary, WUBA), and Mrs. Mukhwana Halima (Treasurer, EUBA) as well as the committee members Mr. Paul Erimu (IRBA), Mr. Caleb Wakhungu (EUBA) and Mr. Gilbert Byamugisha (UBA).

We wish the new members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) all the wisdom and wittiness, time and strength they may need to succeed with the plans and activities that lie ahead. Although this might seem a challenge, the outgoing leadership headed by the chairperson Mr. Kalema paved the way for success by laying good grounds through their comprehensive and committed work for the alliance and its aims.

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Good luck and success to the new team!

For more photos of the event visit us on Facebook!

 

Member Alfred Muhereza deceased

We are grieving with his family about his sudden death

With grieve we have to inform our members about the sudden death of our member Mr. Alfred Muhereza from Ntungamo area.

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Alfred was a very active member with visionary ideas who enthusiastically supported the development of UNBA and the Ugandan biogas sector. Those who knew him will be forever thankful, we will always honor his memory. May his soul rest in peace.