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African Food and Peace Foundation

2012 Annual Report

African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF) - Concord, Massachusetts is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity and the North American partner and supporter of Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) and African Rural University for Women (ARU)

AFPF is a trailblazing philanthropic community

investing in Africa and in groundbreaking education and leadership for women and girls. We do this through our partnership with URDT and ARU.

URDT has engaged with marginalized people

in rural Uganda for over 25 years to ignite mindset change and systems-wide transformation by, Awakening the sleeping genius in each of us.

ARU is the cornerstone of URDTs strategy to create


a critical mass of rural transformation professionals, to advance university level development research, and to give rural communities inuence in the national development process.

Brief History of African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF)

In 1981, the African Food and Peace Foundation was founded out of a desire to support signicant, long-term development in rural Uganda through partnering with local Ugandan initiatives. In 1987, that partnership brought forth the Uganda Rural Development & Training Programme (URDT). AFPF has been a signicant source of funding and support to URDT while they launched their various programs and institutions, including African Rural University (ARU), Africas rst all womens university with a rural curriculum. African Food and Peace Foundations primary role is to support the ever expanding reach of URDT and ARU through fundraising, advising, networking, international visits and deep personal friendships which tie communities in America and Uganda together.

AFPF 2012 Vision

Our goal for 2012 was to continue to strengthen the sustainability of the foundation and foster growth in order to support the expanding impact of URDT and ARU. We did this through a focus on growing our donor base, becoming more visible in the market, securing capacity funding, and growing our team of staff, consultants, and volunteers.

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Letter from the Chair


Dear Friends,

Let us connect you with people and institutions uplifting Africa.

Twenty-five years of effective rural development and partnership is truly something we can all be proud of. It was exciting that so many of you, our partners, were there to celebrate this milestone in 2012, welcoming leaders from Uganda to Concord, Massachusetts in both the spring and fall. For me, it is a joy to have more and more of you know Mwalimu Musheshe, Jacqueline Akello, Alida Bakema Boon, and other special people in Uganda with whom we work closely and for them to know you. It is important when American and Canadian friends visit Uganda and see the impact of URDT and ARU firsthand. Our personal connections are the strong foundation for the innovative development we are engaged in together. Twenty-five years ago, in 1987, the URDT founders envisioned African Rural University in their originating documents. This idea was unimaginable for most people familiar with rural Kibaale District, so lacking in even the most basic primary schools, passable roads, or services. Today, it is thrilling to see African Rural University educating visionary young women who work in partnership with local leaders and villagers, creating schools, roads, businesses, adult education programs, and more. URDT Girls School is a natural feeder for African Rural University. Throughout the district, the impact of URDTs work is seen in model homes and villages that demonstrate to their neighbors new possibilities for healthy livelihoods. Also, be sure to read about the 2012 launch of a public-private partnership between the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and URDT with the mission to shift farmers from subsistence to commercial agriculture throughout Uganda. The AFPF Board and Staff are honored to offer a means for North Americans to be meaningfully involved with Africa and the great movements of our day. These include the empowerment of women and girls, and the evolution of relevant, effective education systems. We love it when you connect us with new friends who want to be part of expanding this work. At AFPF, we are putting new systems and structures in place to support continuing growth. Julia Pettengill, Director of Development, and Angela Christiana, Director of Communications and Operations, are providing wonderful leadership as we build a broader base of community support. You, investors and stakeholders in URDT and ARU through AFPF, are essential players in the progress reports you see here. We at AFPF are humbled and encouraged by each donation you make, each event or dinner you attend, each conversation you have with us, helping us with strategic planning, communications, or networking. We are so happy that one of our generous anonymous donors provided crucial seed money to start the URDT Maize Mill operation in 2012. We are very proud that our African Rural University Founders Fund has made the birth and early years of ARU possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We look forward to continuing this exciting journey with you, deepening our connections with people and institutions uplifting Africa. All the best, Martha Dolben

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2012 AFPF Highlights & Activities


Visitors from URDT and ARU in 2012
In May, AFPF welcomed Mwalimu Musheshe, CEO of Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT), Co-Founder of African Rural University (ARU) and Alida Bakema Boon, Associate Founder of URDT Girls School. In honor of the 25th Anniversary of URDT, AFPF hosted a Tour of the URDT Campus, at the Dolbens home in Concord, MA. We had the largest attendance to date with 125 guests enjoying a visit with Musheshe and Alida, inspirational stories, education about key programs, opportunities for networking, and great food.

AFPF held a special Board meeting in Concord, MA with Alida and Musheshe present, strengthening the partnership between the organizations.

AFPF hosted a luncheon at The Philanthropic Institute (TPI) where 25 professionals from the Boston area engaged in discussion with Mwalimu Musheshe and Alida Bakema Boon on the impact of URDTs work.

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Visitors from URDT and ARU (continued)


On November 29th, the African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF) hosted the Annual Dinner and Fundraiser at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA celebrating 25 years of partnership and the impact of African Rural University (ARU). Special guest, Jacqueline Akello, Secretary of African Rural University, spoke of her personal commitment to give women a University education. She shared her devotion to a unique combination of academic research and hands-on community work especially designed for rural Africa.

AFPF honored Silvana Franco Velktamp, cofounder of AFPF and URDT, at the event, with the establishment of the Silvana Franco Veltkamp Scholarship Fund for African Rural University.

Over 130 guests attended the event, 61 of whom were new to AFPF. The event raised a total of $72,067.00, the largest fundraiser to date.

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Visitors to URDT and ARU in 2012


Long time supporters Anne Lucas, Stuart Cohen & Family visited URDT in January. They returned very energized and committed to raising funds to scale up the work being done by the ARU graduates in the Epicenter program. Stuart also gave us some amazing photographs which AFPF used throughout materials and for fundraising.
Seeing the households of families whose daughters are currently attending the URDT school and the huge leap from abject poverty to an abundant and growing affluence is stunning. Learning from teachers the structure of support that URDT offers to the whole western region and the inspiration that the radio station provides was really enlightening. The women of URDTs African Rural University are the bravest young women I have ever met...Their knowledge can change the world one family at a time, one region, one nation, our world. - Anne Lucas

AFPF Board Member Kristen Levine initiated a successful service-learning trip to URDT Girls School in the summer of 2012. Kristen led 10 women from the San Dominico School in California including, 2 faculty members and 8 students.

Other 2012 AFPF Highlights include


Significant 3-year capacity funding for AFPF secured. AFPF Facebook launched and Our Introductory Video completed, thanks to intern Andy Smith. Website re-design and new communication materials created. New volunteers and pro-bono professionals engaged in branding, phone calls, mailings, website and events. AFPF staff enjoyed continuing professional development with mentoring by Sy Friedland, former CEO of Jewish Family and Childrens Service of Greater Boston, and Molly Ruffle, Major Gifts Officer at Appalachian Mountain Club, and attendance at Women in Development seminar in Boston. THANK YOU, FRIENDS, for these 2012 AFPF milestones! In March, 2012 Professor Calestous Juma from Harvard University wrote an article on African Rural University as a case study for empowering women by upgrading local training institutions. It was published on the Harvard Kennedy School Website, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Technology + Policy, Innovation @ Work. http://tinyurl.com/kzbb5qd

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A look at 2012s numbers


Through the generosity of North American supporters, AFPF was able to provide essential unrestricted funds to URDT and ARU as well as critical support to two of URDTs specific programs.
Sources
Contributions Other Total AFPF Revenue 2011 $519,603.00 $539.00 $520,142.00 2012 $489,624.00 $1,018.00 $490,624.00

Uses
Grants to URDT and ARU AFPF Program Costs AFPF Support - Fundraising AFPF Support - Management & General Total Expense Changes in Net Assets Net Assets Carried Forward
*Includes year-end donations to be granted to URDT and ARU in the coming year

$363,500.00 not tracked $5,202.00 $23,445.00 $392,147.00 $127,995.00 $83,641.00 $211,636.00

$374,206.00 $21,905.00 $24,519.00 $25,961.00 $446,591.00 $44,051.00 $211,636.00 $255,687.00

Net Assets, End of Year

The Epicenter Program and the Mini-Estate Program both received restricted grants at crucial times in their development in 2012.

AFPF secured significant capacity building funding and continues to improve the financial tracking and reporting of our U.S. operations.

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2012 Grants and Donations to ARU


AFPF is proud to be supporting African Rural University in its second year as a licensed University. As ARU works towards its Charter, AFPF plans to remain a significant source of support.

Note: Additionally ARU had income of $10,587 in tuition and other income sources. This is expected to rise as enrollment increases.

2012 ARU Expenditures

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2012 Grants and Donations to URDT


URDT received funding from many different sources, including the Ford Foundation however, AFPF remains its single biggest contributor.

Note: Additionally, URDT generated revenue from their local business in the amount of $164,507. (Radio advertising revenue, education fees, catering, secretarial services, etc.)

2012 URDT Expenditures

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African Rural University (ARU) At a Glance


African Rural University for women provides transformational education to create effective change agents within the African development context. ARU applies theoretical learning, innovative instruction and field practice so that graduates can create conditions for people to improve their lives, transform their communities, awaken inherent leadership, and increase their capacity for self-generating and sustainable change.

ARU 2012 Highlights and Accomplishments


ARU has undertaken research efforts which include a Secondary School Curriculum Review focused on including land rights and livelihood in the Secondary School Curriculum in collaboration with the National Curriculum Development Center.

The ARU students continued to learn inside the lecture rooms and in the communities with emphasis on experiential learning. In the month of July, students participated in the National Agricultural Trade Fair held in Jinja. In December, students had opportunity to visit Rwabuto Memorial Farm in Mbarara District where they learned about social entrepreneurship from an alumnus of EARTH University on banana growing and management in hilly terrains. Various case studies have been documented in the management of vegetables particularly African spinach, carrots, lettuce, traditional vegetables, okra, egg plants and green pepper. Each student is allocated a piece of land where they are taught, under the guidance of a lecturer, to experiment on a given crop in a season and to learn best agricultural practices. ARU continues to network and collaborate with various like minded partners in meeting the Universitys goals including; The Ford Foundation Carnegie Social Initiatives Inter-University Council of East Africa Consortium of Uganda Universities Libraries Participatory Ecological Land Movement in Uganda (PELUM) Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO) in Uganda Kibaale District Local Government Elimu Foundation Mbale University Development-Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) IIEE and EARTH University in Costa Rica, and National Council for Higher Education

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ARU started partnership discussions with Heifer International as a proposed partner in a project to enhance use of renewable energy with specific focus on biogas energy. ARU initiated discussions for partnership with Sawa World, an organization promoting youth entrepreneurship through timely and accurate documentation of innovative leaders in their communities.

African Rural University continues to engage various stakeholders at national, regional and local levels to create sustainable partnerships. At the regional level, ARU was invited to the third Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM), where three officials participated. The Regional Universities Forum is committed in bringing together high performing African universities that produce skilled proactive graduates, demand driven research outputs and innovative responses to local, regional, and national agricultural development priorities.

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2012 URDT At a Glance


In all of its work, URDT recognizes people as the subject rather than the object of development. The URDT methodology focuses on mastering the principles of the Creative Process, Systems Thinking and Sustainable Development. These principles have demonstrated that more powerful results are achieved when people focus on creating and working towards a desired outcome rather than on fixing problems. Community development is at the core of URDTs participant learning and relationship building, making this integrated and replicable model of development highly effective in rural development settings.

URDTs 25th Anniversary


On November 24th, 2012 more than 1200 people gathered on the URDT campus for the Silver Jubilee Celebrations including 500 Community members working with URDT, 400+ students, staff, URDT Board members, ARU Council members and representatives from development partners including FAO, the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and Members of Parliament. URDT was honored by the attendance of the King of Bunyoro Kitara, His Highness Rukira Abasaija Agutamba Solomon Iguru 1.

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URDT 2012 Program Highlights


1. URDT Mini Estates / Community Agribusiness Education - empowering farmers to become entrepreneurs The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture selected URDT to pilot a new Maize Mill project and granted equipment valued at over $100,000 to produce both flour and animal feed. URDTs Mini Estate Pilot Project in Kibaale district has increased production among farmers by expanding their fields and improving quality. Post harvest losses have been reduced by more than 40%. In total, URDT has trained 1087 farmers in post harvest handling with 187 members above the target, and have established 18 bulking centers in different sub counties. In addition, URDT has established 40 demonstration gardens. 2. Community Driven Epicentres The first 17 Rural Transformation Specialists, who graduated from ARU in 2011, began to use their hands-on education as part of URDTs Community Driven Epicentre Programme. The Epicentres are one of URDTs strategies to scale-up and replicate systems change in rural communities. The vision is for every village in Kibaale District, Uganda, and ultimately all of Africa, to have at least one woman leader who is a specialist in catalyzing rural transformation.

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KKCR 91.7 FM - KAGADI KIBAALE COMMUNITY RADIO


The community radio provides a voice to the voiceless and a platform for information sharing and dialogue amongst all development actors. KKCR broadcasts 18 hours per day in 7 local languages and English. It covers effectively 10 districts and has an estimated audience of 1 million listeners. Aim: to enhance peace, unity, solidarity and collaboration through information sharing and dialogue amongst all development actors.

3. KKCR 91.7 Community Radio Station reaching over 1 million listeners URDT trained and supervised 17 intern students from different journalism training institutions. These included 11 boys and 6 girls, six at diploma level and 10 pursuing a certificate in journalism. KKCR had over 10 listeners clubs in 2012. The clubs demonstrated success in the areas of tree planting and credit and saving schemes (SACCO).Various programs on environmental conservation were recorded and aired to address the challenge of deforestation. This contributed to the planting of 5000 trees in the district. KKCR was recognized for its efforts in containing and controlling the Ebola virus in the Kibaale district by the Ugandan Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO). 4. URDTs Girls School

Founded in 2000, the URDT Girls School uses a unique 2 generation approach and back-home projects providing incentive for parents to keep their daughters in school. The school is creating a pool of educated female leaders who are committed to taking up transformation roles in their homes and rural communities. The Elimu Foundation, based in the Netherlands, sent two volunteers to work with the URDT technical team to place gutters for water harvesting in the primary section of the girls hostel. This has increased the level of availability of clean safe water. More than 130 students took part in the Smart 29er goat breeding project. This is a youth group supported by the National Agricultural Advisory Services, NAADS. Students learned practical agricultural skills and acquired the knowledge directly applicable to their back home projects.

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5. URDT Community Schools - Tjhaar Community School & Kanywamiyaga Primary School In 2012, 142 students of whom 80% are girls attended the Tjhaar Community School in Nkondo. The campus continued to expand with the addition of 7 classrooms and the administration block, as well as a new hostel to accommodate 60 students and the head teachers house. The school acquired land on which it is growing maize and beans. The school embarked on the Back Home Project approach, linking formal education to household transformation. The Kanywamiyaga Primary School enrolled 141 students between the ages of 6 and 15 years of which 81 were girls. 6. URDT Institute for Vocational Training and Youth Leadership The URDT Vocational Institute improves employability among Ugandan Youth by training students in metal work, mechanics, brick laying and concrete practice, carpentry, sewing and knitting machine repair and maintenance. Value addition subjects include entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, participatory action research and rural technologies such as solar based energy. In 2012 World Vision International sponsored 25 students for short term courses. 56 students of whom 17 were girls were trained in vocational skills. The students participated in the construction of the Mini Estate Project. 117 students completed the two year course at the Institute and were assessed by the National Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) and Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) in building, mechanics and agriculture. 36 students completed training in computer applications and received their certificates.

URDT Institute for Vocational Training and Youth Leadership

The URDT Institutes aim is to create a critical mass of well rounded male and female entrepreneurs who have integrity and the capacity to improve their own situation, create their own jobs and contribute to larger development goals.

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AFPF AFPF BOARD BOARD

Martha has been Executive Director and Chair of African Food & Peace Foundation since 1997. She was rst associated with AFPF in the 1980s, when she was a Board Member supporting the work of Uganda Rural Development and Training Program in its earliest days. Martha served as a founding member of the African Rural University Council. She is an educator and poet working with womens circles to advance personal agency, friendship, and fruitful conversation on all manner of subjects. Martha Dolben, Chair and Executive Director Martha has been Executive Director and Chair of African Food & Peace Foundation !"#$%&'($#)*%+,$")-,$, since 1997. She was rst associated with AFPF in the 1980s, when she was a Board Jane joined the AFPF Board as Treasurer. Jane retired several ago from the in Member supporting the work ofthe Uganda Rural Development andyears Training Program banking industry, where she focused on delivery automation. ! She works with a number its earliest days. 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Judy Murdock, Secretary of the Board .,')/$#%0$('#$ Judy hasrst been involved with AFPF since 1981 when she her began working with Silvana Kristen became involved with AFPF in 2007 when then 12-year-old daughter Veltcamp. ! Judy is a long-time Board Member and has been Secretary since 2005. Sydney Levine raised funds to build a greenhouse on the URDT campus. Kristen She has been the Ofce Manager for Circle Furniture for 16 Domenico years. teaches Social Justice, Global Studies, and Ethics at San High School in Marin County California. Bryan Smith, Board Member BryanMurdock, joined the AFPF Boardof in 2005. He has been involved in the facilitation of Judy Secretary the Board systems thinking and shared visioning programs at the URDT Kagadi with Judy has been involved with AFPF since 1981 when she began campus working in with Silvana both staff !and students. He was a founding member of been the ARU Council. With Peter Veltcamp. Judy is a long-time Board Member and has Secretary since 2005. She Senge, he is a co-author of four bestselling books: The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994); The has been the Ofce Manager for Circle Furniture for 16 years. Dance of Change (1999); Schools that Learn (2000, 2012) and The Necessary Revolution (2010). All four books are full of practical tools and experience from his in-depth work helping Bryan Smith, Board Member organizations create sustainable change. Bryan joined the AFPF Board in 2005. He has been involved in the facilitation of systems thinking and shared visioning programs at the URDT campus in Kagadi with Michael Board Member both staff Stacy, and students. He was a founding member of the ARU Council. With Peter Mike joined the AFPF Board in bestselling 2005 and visited URDT campus that same year. The Senge, he is a co-author of four books:the The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994); Mike is CEO of ID90 Technologies providing airlines with a non-revenue travel Dance of the Change (1999); Schools that Learn (2000, 2012) and The Necessary Revolution (2010). solution that reduces their costs and improves the employee experience. Mike has been All four books are full of practical tools and experience from his in-depth work helping the CEO or President of a number of successful rms in the travel industry. organizations create sustainable change. Michael Stacy, Board Member Cindy Thomashow, Board Member Mike joined the AFPF Board in 2005 and visited the URDT campus that same year. Cindy joined the AFPF Board in 2009. Cindy and her husband, Mitch, who was then Mike is the CEO of ID90 Technologies providing airlines with a non-revenue travel President of Unity College, arranged for honorary certicates of completion for! the solution that reduces their costs and improves the employee experience. Mike has been researcher /students who helped create the ARU curriculum, and for an honorary the CEO or President of a number of successful rms in the travel industry. doctoral degree in Environmental Policy and Management for Mwalimu Musheshe, the CEO of URDT.!Cindy is the Education and Professional Development Manager for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.! Samantha van Putten, Board Member With a passion for education and development in Africa, Samantha joined the board in 2011 after spending the summer working as an AFPF intern. She is studying business at the University of Richmond, and will graduate in 2013. Susan Warshauer, Board Member

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President of Unity College, arranged for honorary certicates of completion for! the researcher /students who helped create the ARU curriculum, and for an honorary doctoral degree in Environmental Policy and Management for Mwalimu Musheshe, the CEO of URDT.!Cindy is the Education and Professional Development Manager for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.! Samantha van Putten, Board Member With a passion for education and development in Africa, Samantha joined the board in 2011 after spending the summer working as an AFPF intern. She is studying business at the University of Richmond, and will graduate in 2013. Susan Warshauer, Board Member Susan joined the AFPF Board in 2009 and by the summer of that year she was living in Uganda as the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of African Rural University. She worked with the Ugandan team to gain licensure for ARU from the National Council of Higher Education in Uganda. As a Social Psychologist, Susan has a long career dedicated to helping prot and non-prot organizations develop their leadership, and has a special interest in womens issues and education. Joel Yanowitz, Board Member Joel joined the AFPF Board in 1985 and has contributed extensively to building the intellectual capital resident in the unique URDT integrated systemic approach to development. A co-founder of Innovation Associates, he has over 30 years experience helping organizations address pressing business and organizational challenges. He is a highly recognized advisor to senior executives and entrepreneurs who need help accelerating the rate of growth and innovation in their organizations.

AFPF STAFF

Angela Christiana, Director of Operations Angela began at AFPF in October 2011 working in fund raising, communications and operations. !She served on the board of Coro Allegro for 3 years, rst as Annual Fund Chair, then as Development Director. ! Her educational and professional background is in classical vocal music performance and cognitive science, but after starting a family, she realized that she wanted to use her life to serve the needs of others more directly. ! Julia Pettengill, Director of Development Julia !joined the!AFPF team!!in January 2010. Julia was motivated to work in African rural development initiatives by her upbringing in rural Zambia, Zimbabwe and later South Africa.!Her post- graduate work both in South Africa and the US has been focused on literacy and language studies.!Her experience in other developmental agencies, including FAO and GTZ, have contributed to her commitment and passion for women's education and leadership in rural Africa.

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