The Ekokwa Program and Sharing Knowledge
The Karamojong of NE Uganda have survived for thousands of years, and a very simple model of knowledge sharing and skills transfer. With Covid bringing much of the economy to a halt, and with opportunity dwindling for the local people, we decided that bringing the old way of sharing back, but this time using a web based platform that allows all to work together , locally and globally, that we could not only solve problems locally, but share out model with many others globally.
We call this new program, Ekokwa Cloud, the paragraph below will help you to better understand it and the link to the right will provide you access to the Ekokwa Cloud.
Ekoi is detailed local information or knowledge gathered and spoken between people when they meet.
Ekokwa are community meetings held at random, usually early in the morning before people go and tend to the crops and the animals, generally in the village or around a kraall or cattle camp.
When a problem cannot be resolved at this level, the elders and the more knowledgeable call an Akiriket or a more formal meeting to discuss the matter and resolve the issue.
This simple process of Ekoi, gathering, Ekowa, sharing and Akiriket, adding further knowledge and wisdom works and it is a process that we believe can solve many of the developing world’s problems and we hope to play our role in helping others. Please visit the Resource's link to view and download the program of very valuable educational, healthcare and other valuable content and resources.