Dear Skybirds, here are February's highlights of your favorite newsletter:

Gulping Wastepreneurship to address WASH Challenges of Slums In Kampala, Uganda

Written by: Maureen Nabuduwa, Branch Manager at Uganda Red Cross Society Kampala South Branch | Jan 31, 2024


Every onset of the rainy season is a cause of fear for slum dwellers in Makindye East which hosts the biggest number of informal settlements in Kampala with an estimated population of 409,500 people, a large number of which lives in …

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Gulping Wastepreneurship Intervention to Address the Sanitation and Hygiene Challenges of Slums In Kampala, Uganda.

Briquette Making Wastprenuers - URCS Gulu Branch Skybird Micro Project

Written by: Lucy Anek, Branch Manager at Uganda Red Cross Society Gulu Branch | Jan 31, 2024

In order to alleviate the problem of poor waste management in highly populated, poor and congested settlements in Gulu city in Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Gulu Branch through the Skybird project implemented Urban WASH project by establishing briquette making waste management …

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Briquette Making Wastprenuers in Gulu municipality, Uganda - URCS Gulu Branch Skybird Micro Project

Skybird II Planning Meeting and Factsheet

by washadmin | Mar 3, 2024

The Skybird II AutRC Planning Meeting took place on the 5th and 6th of February 2024 in Kampala, Uganda, with a focus on understanding the Skybird II Programme objectives and its action points for implementation. You can find more information about the newly starting Skybird Programme (Skybird II) in this Factsheet.
The Skybird WASH Network organized an online session on February 29, 2024 with a title “Gulper and Briquette Making Waseprenuers – The Skybird-RCRC Experience”
In the session, Lucy Anek, URCS Gulu Branch Manager, and Tony Namunyekera, Skybird Volunteer at URCS Kampala South Branch, provided information on Briquette Making and Gulper technologies and shared the implementation processes of these projects and the challenges/lessons learnt.
Here is the link to the recorded webinar.
Cash assistance: ‘Today, I see a brighter future for my daughters’. Armed violence, climate change and COVID-19 have combined to exacerbate the basic needs of people living in several regions of Cameroon. A global partnership providing cash assistance is helping local populations meet their most urgent needs.
World Radio Day: How radio helps keep communities healthy and safe: During a health outbreak, radio has the power to save lives. Discover how Red Cross Societies and the IFRC are partnering with local radio to share trusted, accurate and timely health information when communities need it most.


  • The WREC PROJECT is preparing a Who is doing What and Where mapping on waste management in humanitarian emergencies. If you are working in Waste management, you could contribute to the survey using this link.
  • The PRO-WASH & SCALE Award is soliciting applications to co-create and carry out activities that focus on approaches or tools aimed at centering community voices within PRO-WASH & SCALE’s focus sectors. Under this RFA, Save the Children Federation, Inc. will fund one award up to USD $100,000 for a study period of up to 16 months. Criteria for selecting county and activity of focus are listed in the RFA; only local entities are eligible to apply.
    Here is the link to the RFA. Application submissions due date March 22, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET.
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