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Reflecting on a UN 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.

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Urban Colours . Online

TheMiacat is engaged with an Urban Colours (Gambia) sustainable development housing project in West Africa. It involves helping to fundraise to assist struggling youth in The Gambia. Last year we raised enough to built the boundary fence, and we planted a huge Food Garden. This year the 2020 vision is to build a House. To do that we need to raise $7,000 on top of what we raised during 2019. It is a great challenge for us. Our Youtube video's can be found here.

Our Gofundme Urban Colours (Gambia) House Project fundraiser.


Outlook Farm

Additionally, supports an Outlook Farm project that is specifically aimed at developing skills and creating jobs in The Gambia. The Outlook Farm objective is to feed poor families. This project has already some 30,000 meals, and built a house for their new centre in the past three years. You can see of the vision set by Outlook Farm if you click here.


Why Support Youth in Africa: We see the flow of youth struggling to leave Africa. We understand the merit of a bottom-line startegy suggested by the UNCTAD. It looks for economic change, a "Migration for Structural Transformation", it is a solution to help de-escalate the need for economic struggles among Africa's youth. It is a strategy that makes political and economic sense. Youth are largely unemployed everywhere, and most are completely poverty striken in places like... the new Gambia.

Portable Solar

The Gambia is the Smallest Nation in Africa

Urban Colours Website

Lama UC and his friends in Brikama

Before they could plant a garden for Food & a House for shelter, they had to build a security wall. They made some 4700 bricks last year. Planted a garden, now it is about building their House. Go to 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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