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Blogs & Comment

  • Last week, I mentioned in passing that owing to the expiry of my permit, I used, for a couple of days’ commuter taxis to report to work. It was not the first time I have taken that decision as I have...
  • Last week was my first in Uganda and at work after a 5-month layoff during which time I was a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in the US. As expected my first week was hectic: meeting...
  • [ibimage==38010==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Yes … but there is NOWHERE like HOME!This week my address has changed…From the United States to Uganda, I have moved…From 2608 Garfield...
  • Five months ago, I exited Museveniland and entered Trumpland to take part in the prestigious Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship where I have been reflecting, reading and writing on the ‘Political...
  • The ActionAid International and ActionAid Uganda new Strategy Papers both emphasize the need to work with and support, where need be, social movements and people’s struggles. But what are ‘people’s...
  • [ibimage==37825==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Many people I know, including in ActionAid, do not like writing and give many of excuses: ‘it is not my skill’, ‘it needs a lot of time...
  • Eight years ago, I encountered the idea of the five types of people: those who wait for things to happen, those who watch things as they happen, those who do not know what is happening, those on whom...
  • In 2013, I wrote a think-piece titled, ‘Climbing the Credibility Ladder: Civil Society, Donor Support and the Accountability Challenge…’ - http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/...
  • Last week, one of our staff was in ululation mood following what he considered was a successful event held in Katakwi, a district in Eastern Uganda. As I read his posts on the staff social media...
  • [ibimage==37581==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==] This week, I reflect on the important question of leadership. The pretext to the section on ‘our people, culture and structure’ in...
  • After exactly one year and one month of extensive work that started at the end of April 2016, our 5th Strategy Paper - ‘Strengthening Struggles for Social Justice’ was unanimously approved by the AA...
  •  This week, one in which the strategy will be laid before AA Uganda’s General Assembly, our top most governance body for discussion and hopefully approval, we write about changes in the context...
  • After 33 days in what I consider an unconstitutional and unjustifiable detention in a democracy, Dr. Stella Nyanzi whose rights are being infringed upon on two counts of: cyber harassment and...
  • After much debate, including a discussion by the Board, AAU’s forthcoming 5th Strategy Paper makes a case for considerable attention in our interventions to be on people living in extreme poverty....
  • This week, we talk ‘social justice’, a term used both in ActionAid’s global strategy as well as AA Uganda’s 5th Strategy Paper. In the latter, it is the rallying theme for the proposed title, ‘...