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Newz Beat featured in OZY.com

“It had been a difficult week for Lady Slyke, host of Uganda’s popular NewzBeat show. The crew was planning a multipart special on agricultural entrepreneurship, requiring additional rehearsal time, and the rainy season had descended on the lush country about 50 miles from the equator. The mosquitoes had already begun their assault. Lady Slyke was stricken with malaria, making it near impossible for her to “follow the beat, follow the beat … from the studio to the street,” as she intones on the show each week. -

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MIT Solve

PVI’s Wanji Games was selected in September 2017 as one of 11 winners of the MIT Solve Challenge “Youth, Skills and the Workforce of the Future”. The award, presented by Queen Rania of Jordan, came with modest financial support from both DFAT and the Atlassian Foundation that has allowed PVI to take the Wanji platform into Asia and develop a game for audiences in Cambodia at the same time that we are further refining the platform’s analytic capabilities.   As a Solve member, PVI joins a network of other Solve members - all like-minded innovators, looking for novel ways to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. This network came together in May 2018 for a major a event hosted on the MIT campus. The three-day event was designed to give members a chance to meet and build partnerships  as in pursuing their solutions to global challenges. Keynote speaker, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau said that the best way to deal with the accelerating pace of profound changes in the world is to step up and help to influence how those changes unfold. Phase II funding was announced at the event, including ongoing support from DFAT for PVI’s Wanji Games project  in the Indo-pacific region into 2019.

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PVI awards 10 Media Collaboration Grants

In our continuing efforts to support local advocates with media tools and solutions, in May 2018 PVI awarded service-provision grants to ten Ugandan organizations representing vulnerable and marginalized communities and/or challenging norms in society. On behalf of the finalists, PVI will develop, produce and distribute public service announcements on topics chosen by the applicants. Selected organizations are listed below:   African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) Alive Medical Services (AMS) Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS Uganda) Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET) Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRDU) National Union Of Women with Disabilities Of Uganda (NUWODU)

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Fall Armyworm para-broadcast campaign

Farmers in Midwestern Uganda have been grappling with an invasive pest, the notorious fall armyworm, attacking their maize crops and putting livelihoods in jeopardy. PVI, in partnership with Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), deployed the Kibanda Boda, our solar-powered microcinema on two wheels, to screen videos on fall armyworm prevention and mitigation methods in remote and hard to access affected areas .  In 10 weeks time, we have reached more than 4,200 farmers in 146 farmer groups. Screenings were supplemented with DVD distribution to over 1,000 public screens in video halls, shops, bars, beauty salons and barber shops.

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Newz Beat featured in OZY.com

“It had been a difficult week for Lady Slyke, host of Uganda’s popular NewzBeat show. The crew was planning a multipart special on agric

MIT Solve

PVI’s Wanji Games was selected in September 2017 as one of 11 winners of the MIT Solve Challenge “Youth, Skills and the Workforce of the

PVI awards 10 Media Collaboration Grants

In our continuing efforts to support local advocates with media tools and solutions, in May 2018 PVI awarded service-provision grants to ten

Fall Armyworm para-broadcast campaign

Farmers in Midwestern Uganda have been grappling with an invasive pest, the notorious fall armyworm, attacking their maize crops and putting