RURAL WOMEN AND YOUTH COORDINATION-RWYC Who is RWYC? RWYC is registered as a Community -Based Orgainsation/NGO, founded by women and youth being marginalised groups in the society. Its headquarters are in Lira Town, Northern Uganda. What does RWYC do? RWYC‘s mandate is to improve access to economic opportunities, provide environmental education, knowledge sharing, participate in peacebuilding and rural development. RWYC works in the field of social enterprise and agribusiness training for marginalised groups, women, girls, disables/vulnerable groups, including unemployed youth, provide education supports to out school girls and children with dis abilities, including vocational training. In addition, RWYC provide environmental education to the general public and work with communities in afforestation, reforestation of degraded, deforested and barren lands, to restore biodiversity, water sources and more. Who does RWYC work for? RWYC works for social enterprises/ agribusinesses, environmental conservation and rural development community which include: women, girls, vulnerable groups, unemployed youth, farmers, fieldworkers, teachers, students, and more. How does RWYC improve access to information? RWYC shares information from researchers, international and local publishers, with her clients in addition to handouts given during workshops and seminars. How does RWYC facilitate knowledge sharing? RWYC provides various trainings to different clients at the centre, including workshops, seminars, study visits for the various groups at different locations. How does RWYC strengthen capacity? RWYC provides training in information management, communication practices, information and communication technology (ICT). How many countries/regions does RWYC work in? RWYC works in Uganda, 10 districts in northern Uganda. Additional notes. We are introducing new approach: We are working out an approach which encompasses coexistence, socioeconomic activities, and environmental conservation. Why? This is because each of them is interrelated in nature. When we want peace, we need to work with community, improving economic opportunities affects the environment and poverty leads to conflict in the society 1. Describing unmet needs: The unmet needs we are working on include unemployment, lack of access to education, knowledge, and skills to acquire basic needs, health, productive resources, and improve their life. 2. Explaining our initiative, product or service: An initiative we are working on three areas, including 1.training women, girls, vulnerable groups and unemployed youth in social enterprises/agribusiness and vocational, skills and knowledge to improve their family life. 2. Environmental education to the community to enable them to conserve and protect the environment, and tree planting, and 3. Human rights and advocacy 3. Describing specific community of your target: This project targets women, girls, vulnerable groups and youth for social enterprises/agribusiness training, and environmental education, tree planting, including peacebuilding, for the general community. 4. Immediate action to test assumption. We are part of the community we serve, we interact with our clients to find out their needs and what they like us to do to help them, within our areas of service provision or supporting others through our partner orgainsations. 5. How others can help. All community service providers, let’s train people to become self reliance through social enterprises, agribusiness/climate smart agriculture, environmental education, support tree planting, water and sanitation management, to help them become occupied, healthy and happy, protecting their own environment.