With a long-running history of successful events, Tom Osborne and his team will carry out a public outreach World Water Day event around the theme “Leaving No One Behind” that focuses on networking among college and high school students, local politicians and US experts in water and sustainable development in Africa. Our key speaker was a refugee from Liberia, became a US citizen and in 2018 was elected the first black mayor of any city in Montana (Helena). This event will host the premiere showing of Hope 2 One Life’s own film showcasing its water, medical and sustainable development work in Northern Uganda. The team will facilitate specific Q&A and discussion among students and experts on interdependence of health and clean water. Another topic on the table involves the Sahel climate uncertainty as a driver of our introduction of drip irrigation to sustain Ugandans during dry seasons and drought and using a combination of science-based conservation farming methods with drip irrigation to generate income from dry season vegetable production.
Submitted by Celebrate 100 Grantee Tom Osborne. The Hope 2 One Life organization carried out an event in Billings, Montana to share community-driven science in Uganda while providing a platform for networking among students and researchers on 19 March 2019