2018

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.

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.

2018

Lightning Talks that stroke the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference

The year is 2018,planet earth now rotatesaround the internet,not the sun as before.I see people living onlinebut not in lineand barely in touch.Very many words but very few voices.They are caught in a spider’s webthat stretches around the whole world…

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.

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.

2018

The importance of self-governance in building a powerful multiparty system in Uganda

The third workshop this year on good governance in a multiparty system at district level highlighted possibilities how participants may assume their role in becoming active, patriotic and effective leaders, thereby successfully fulfilling their duties in fostering civic education in their communities.

2018

Harnessing Digitalization for the development of Agricultural value chains in Uganda

It’s not common that you find Agriculturalists discussing digital engagements in theirgatherings in Uganda. If it’s not dwelling on pests and diseases, they are probably talkingabout weather effects, produce handling, market access and other elements of the valuechain.

2018

South Sudanese Journalists in Uganda trained on Hate Speech Mitigation and Mobile Reporting

South Sudan finds itself mired in a complex web of social, economic and politicalconundrums that require multi-stakeholder approaches to find sustainable solutions.Journalists are one such stakeholder that plays crucial roles in creating avenues not only forsensitizing the general public and promoting access to information which is a fundamentalhuman right.