Publications

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LéO Africa Economic Forum Calls for Problem-focused & Inclusive Innovation

Innovation and Technological Disruption in Africa

An inclusive innovation model that is labor intensive and not only connects, but also empowers people and communities – including those at the base of the pyramid, to access basic goods and services in a faster and easier way was the overriding call at the 2017 LéO Africa Economic Forum, that took place on July 7th at the Kampala Serena Conference Center. more…

Event Reports | July 20, 2017

By Your own terms: Success Insights for the young and emerging African leaders

There isn’t a dearth of literature or perspectives on success - what it is, how to arrive at it, how to manage it and the list goes on and on. But reviewing and analyzing the broad theme of success within the context of leadership in Africa and the role of her young and emerging leaders is a subject that requires some deep reflection. Young leaders from East Africa who are fellows of the Young and Emerging Leaders Project which is a collaborative initiative of the LeO Africa Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung explored this topic at a recently concluded 2017 second seminar series. more…

Donnas Ojok | Event Reports | July 12, 2017

THE SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2017

Facts, Freedoms and Rights in a Connected World

Social media channels have become more common as sources of information to the public. We only need access to internet and our smart phones to access a lot of information. But we also see unregulated journalism strongly growing alongside the tradition media houses. This development poses many questions like: - How can we trust the sources of all this information? What does it mean with regards to the aspects of objectivity? What happens to the aspects of filtering and conceptualisation? And whether this development undermines the traditional media houses? more…

Event Reports | June 28, 2017

ARISE MAGAZINE ISSUE 62 JUNE 2017

RELIGION, GENDER AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Religion continues to play a significant role in shaping perceptions about women and their roles in some religious groupings. However, women have emerged to challenge certain stereotypes and reshape the thinking while challenging the exclusion of fellow women from some roles. Our partner ACFODE attempts to amplify the role of religion in championing women's rights. more…

June 27, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGGING AND CITIZEN JOURNALISM: RECONFIGURING ETHICAL STANDARDS.

Keynote Address by Rachael Akidi at the 2017 Uganda Social Media Conference

The keynote Address at the 2017 Edition of the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference was delivered by Rachael Akidi, the Editor of BBC Focus on Africa Programme. Her speech explored how and why Social networks, online news websites and blogs have become crucial alternative sources of information. The gist of her talk was that the “democratization of information” should not affect the quality of information. more…

Event Reports | June 27, 2017