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  • 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, ‘...
  • On Sunday as I paced to church to avoid the sin of late arrival and most importantly miss out on the collective confession and forgiveness of some sins led by the priest at the start of mass, I...
  •  Last week, I visited two agencies that we were prior warned would typify how ‘slowly things happen in the Washington bureaucracy’ - the first one was a visit to the National Social Security...
  • Last week, I attended a Movement Building meeting of a few organisations in the US as many social and interest groups reflect on how to strengthen collective action in an uncertain, if not bleak...
  • Very often in life we look at failure or being unsuccessful with a heavy heart, disappointment and often a lot of regret.We do not have the energy to reflect on the important lessons setbacks teach...
  • Women’s Rights and Gender Equality is one of three mission areas that ActionAid Uganda focusses on in its programming.As an organisation we don’t get lost in the many abstract notions that sometimes...
  • Following the ‘surprising’ election of Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, every passing day has Trump in the news.Be it, his nominees for various positions, early...
  • Two things caught my attention last week more than others: first, was the social media frenzy about International Women’s Day on March 8thand the other a reflection about the purpose of life on my...
  • [ibimage==26772==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]I have never taken my birthday as a special day and many have passed unnoticed.In fact, it was not until Senior 4 or 5 that it stuck in my...