Our student Meltreen Sikele is currently undertaking internship at Africa Mission, Institute for International Cooperation and Development (C&D) in Karamoja sub-region, Moroto District in Uganda.
I am currently undertaking my internship at Africa Mission, Institute for International Cooperation and Development (C&D) in Karamoja sub-region, Moroto District in Uganda. Working with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department at C&D has been a dream come true as it is in line with my future career aspirations of utilizing my skills of research and data analysis, combined with knowledge of development studies, to tackle emerging challenges in the rural communities of Africa and beyond. I have been assigned to the F-SURE Project, funded by FAO whose aim is to build the capacity of farmers on Integrated Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land Management practices using Agro-Pastoral Field Schools and watershed management approaches in Moroto District. I’m tasked with developing the Monitoring and Evaluation tools for the project, as well as conducting research and data analysis with the able support of the M&E team. Occasionally, I go to the field to see how the project is actually being implemented and give a helping hand. It is interesting to witness and experience the Karamojong way of life which is completely different from the way of living of my community back home in Kenya. Aside from the F-SURE project, working in the M&E department allows me to follow other projects that are being implemented by C&D in the sectors of Water and Sanitation, Socio-education, Youth Empowerment, Livestock and agriculture among others. I would like to thank C&D for giving me this opportunity to nurture my professional skills as well as enable me to comfortably conduct my academic research.