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Looking for a Artisan that would go to South Sudan

 
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Hello all



Like the title says: I am looking for someone who will go to South Sudan and teach the Farmers of the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement how to use permaculture to help feed the population (aprox.  250000ppl).

You would be working with the https://www.icansouthsudan.com/ organization. They are well established there and have backings from some big organizations.

Please is there anyone who can go?

Thankful regards
Colin
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Hello Colin

I read your post, and looked through the organizations webpage.

It is stated you are looking for someone doing a training of trainers. Having worked with Farmer Field Schools (FFS in short), some thoughts:
Farmer Field schols are a participatory method, where training of trainers require a lot of time and resources. Sending someone who does not know what it is does not bring the intended effect. Furthermore, FFS programmes need a minimum of 3 seasons to be implemented. Below I linked a guidance document on FFS

With permaculture courses, it would be important to have someone who knows the context. Of course the ecological principles are the same, but the techniques differ, reason why Bill Mollison has chapters on each climate in his manual. FFS are better adapted if no "extension package" is provided, and as the conditions seem to be changing a lot.

I have a question about the organization: It is stated

Fear of God: I CAN South Sudan  seek to be a God fearing and respecting organization.


As well as that they strive for diverse, among else religious, diversity. Is it only working with christianism, judaism, and islam?
Furthermore, I cannot find financial statements for the organisations: A long text in which they list when they give 3 kg of rice to a person in need, but how is it financed? What part of the money goes to salaries, what to transport, what to handouts?

Here one of the best quidance document on FFS I have found so far. Don't hesitate to ask if you want more resources
https://www.fao.org/farmer-field-schools/news-events/detail-events/en/c/409381/
 
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Hi Daniel Thanks for your inputs i will be pasing them straight on, with your questions and ill be back with their answers.

As i myself am not part of the organization and watch from afar. Their work with the children is admirable.

 
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Daniel i have answers to your questions

From Stephen Wandu Bimo

“ We are a God fearing Organization. We believe there is God and hence we fear him in all we do. However we don't discriminate based on religion. Our approach is on right based and hence we respect Human Rights and also believe that in our partnership the right of the other should not be violated. Religion is one thing that divides humanity and hence we focus more on humanity than what divides human.

We have an Audit Report that can show best how we handle finances and always donors based on their policies present to us their policy and we negotiate and agree on the best way forward. Some donors can say 35% goes to overhead costs and 65% goes to the beneficiaries and 7% of 65% for Organization development and hence that is what we do now with Oxfam one of our donors

Other donors can say only 25% of funds goes to Overhead Costs and 75% goes to the beneficiaries

So distribution of funds or allocation is based on agreement with the party we partner with

We have partnered with Oxfam, Misereor, COHERE, Field Ready, UNHCR, MercyCorp, OSF and other individual donors“

If you want i can put you directly in touch and i know he would really appreciate support in getting themselves further with farming
 
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