Annika Allman

Annika Allman (Vital Voices Uganda): A Jamaican-Canadian, Annika earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo. As an undergraduate student, she acted as Administrator for the Guyana Red Cross Society's Children's Convalescent Home. She has also worked as a policy analyst for the Canadian International Development Agency. At the time of her fellowship, Annika was pursuing a Master of International Affairs in economic and political development, and interning at the Women's Refugee Commission. After her fellowship, Annika wrote: "I will be more sensitive about the way I think and speak about Africa and Africans. Second, I will be more connected to the world. This has boosted my confidence tremendously. The openness and appreciation (of my hosts) helped me change the way I see myself, my value and my capabilities."



Preparing Matooke

17 Aug
Matooke is a type of banana and a Ugandan staple in the true sense of the word. It seems that most Ugandans eat matooke at least once per day, every day. It makes sense; bananas are plentiful and delicious in Uganda. In the short video below, new member of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd Edith Kyeswa explains how matooke is prepared.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv6IPyjJ4ps
Edith Kyeswa is a retired teacher and new entrepreneur. In addition to growing matooke for her family, she raises cattle and chicken, and grows celery and mushrooms.

Posted By Annika Allman

Posted Aug 17th, 2010

33 Comments

  • Christy Gillmore

    August 19, 2010

     

    Louis and I love matoke!

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