Publications

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Youth4Policy - 2nd Policy Development Seminar

The 2nd Policy Development Seminar of the 2018 Youth4Policy (Y4P) fellow class primarily focused on how to write a good policy brief. Throughout the day, the participants further developed their preliminary policy research ideas, exchanged them and improved their writing skills. more…

Event Reports | July 9, 2018

Debate around disinformation and democracy

Taking you back to debating class

Is Disinformation Threatening Democracy? That is the topic the debaters; Kwezi Tabaro from Leo Africa Institute and Maureen Agena an ICT4D consultant on one side; and Tricia Twasiima from Chapter Four Uganda together with Yusuf Kiranda from Centre for Development Alternatives, tackled. more…

Event Reports | July 5, 2018

UPS AND DOWNS OF TAKING FEMINISM ONLINE

Edna Ninsiima’s address at the 2018 #UgandaSocialMedia Conference

Today we can confidently say that feminists have cleaned the timeline. Whether this new tidiness reflects in society offline is a conversation for another day. This achievement I largely credit to the nature of digital spaces. more…

Event Reports | July 4, 2018

Lightning Talks that stroke the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference

The year is 2018, planet earth now rotates around the internet, not the sun as before. I see people living online but not in line and barely in touch. Very many words but very few voices. They are caught in a spider’s web that stretches around the whole world… more…

Event Reports | July 4, 2018

2018 Uganda Social Media Conference

Democracy and Civic Engagement in the New Age of Civic Engagement

On June 28, the fourth edition of Uganda’s largest Social Media Conference was convened at Mackinnon Suites. 400 guests, speakers and exhibitors gathered to take part in a discourse on digital (dis) information and its impact on democratic processes. This year, a new multifaceted format was adopted with three parallel workshop sessions which were followed by insightful speeches, panel discussions and various debates. more…

Event Reports | June 29, 2018