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Reflecting on a 2005 Pledge

The Brisbane UN Declaration on Engaging Communities is still among the most important documents the world has signed on behalf of UN member nation state communities. Take a Look

www. Urban Colours . Online

The Miacat is enagaged with a sustainable development project in The Gambia. Our GoFundMe Urban Colours Project has two sites. One is the "Please Buy a Brick" (building a Boundary Fence to protect Food Crops) milestone, the other is working toward the "Build a House" Plan with the Bah Family.

Please take a look and contribute if you can.


Capacity Building in the Knowledge IT economy is a key challenge for Africa


Africa’s still-low ICT penetration rate – the continent is one of the world’s only remaining regions that are far from saturation – there is plenty of room for rapid growth in this area. With the right approach, connecting people through ICT could empower women, expand access to health care, boost financial inclusion, close the gap between urban and rural areas, and open up new business models. 


The startegy suggested by the UNCTAD on youtube is innovative. See how it is explained in the Migration for Structural Transformation UNCTAD 2018 report on Africa.. It adds a solution on how to handle migration and makes economic and political common-sense for all of Africa.

Portable Solar

Gambia, it's the Smallest Nation in Africa

Urban Colours Website

Lama is trying to complete a Boundary Fence. "Please Buy a Brick". His family owns land but is presently Homeless. See Urban

No Solar Limits Development

Making Solar accessaible through markets is critical for capacity building through sustainable economic development. The trouble is local DIY information on how to build small off-grid solar power systems is hard to find.... locally!


Kepsize Muhammed Jah is a singer, song-writer with a strong message to leaders in The Gambia. The Gambia is Africa's smallest country. The Gambia is poor (cripplingly poor), with over a third of its population some 1.7 million surviving below the United Nations poverty line of $1.25 a day. Future outlook.


Turn Your Solar into Electricity

A problem with the Solar Power Market in places like The Gambia means there is high cost and difficultly to connect to the power-grid. As well, NGO's support appears to believe LED lighting is the only power poor households require. Yes, this helps but what about the powering Laptops and Power Tools for the youth. We need to advance the true value of capacity building by making use of  Portable Solar Power .

Solar your Laptop & Work Space

In the West, there are now all kinds of innovative Solar products being offered to business, travellers, adventurers, campers for off-grid purpose. It is time solar manufacturers and transport companies aimed their supply toward regional areas of the world where the unbanked poor could also be given more affordable access to opportunities now possible with Portable Solar Power.

Alternative Technology

Solar Sytems dont need to be big and expensive to be useful and effective . We now have Portable Solar Power and many do-it-yourself (DIY) ways we can turn the suns energy into electricity. The idea is to learn more about how to make practical and doable constructions that help those in most need gain safe, affordable access with better information  to Portable Solar Power.

Stimulate Solar Access through Economics

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