Gadgets have replaced already a lot in our lives. However, let’s not allow them to replace our relationships and the greatness in our true beings. Above all, not to replace the core value of humanity which embraces togetherness. Let’s talk about it!
Since June 20 was declared World Refugee Day by the UN General Assembly in 2000 the number of refugees and other forced migrants has escalated dramatically. Uganda is currently hosting 1,257,729 refugees and asylum seekers (figures as of 30 April 2019) – the highest in Africa and equivalent to the population of Mauritius.
Environmental pollution affects our health, our access to clean air and water, and a healthy ecosystem. Our environment is a determinant of our health. While our day-to-day lives may not feel threatened right now, air pollution has a compounding affect that will only grow worse without intervention. Each one of us ought to take actions that reduce on pollution.
Post originally published by The African Exponent on Fri, Mar 08, 2019. Link to original post. Dear Editor, I recently observed with abysmal shock when, while at a community dialogue, an event which brought people from across Africa, a participant pushed through the day without eating a buffet organised by community members because there were
Towards the ‘Whole of Society’ Approach of Refugee Management in Uganda: 2018 Reflections & Recommendations
The presentation draws on lessons learnt during the course of last years’ engagements with refugees and host communities in northern Uganda. Specifically, lessons learnt from RLP’s successful implementation of a project generously funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda titled “Securing Refugee-host Relations in northern Uganda through Enhanced Protection”.
Dear Reader, Warm greetings to you! Following a successfully 2018 and a short break to recuperate from a yearlong busy and rigorous oversight functions in the implementation of Refugee Law Project’s biggest grant titled “Securing Refugee-Host Relations in northern Uganda through Enhanced Protection”, I’m pleased to (re)connect to you in 2019 and fingers crossed that it will
Download PDF Copy Dear Reader, In few days, Uganda will celebrate its 56th Independence Day. As a patriotic citizen, I will wear Uganda Cranes’ training sleeveless jersey and join one of the colourful events [don’t ask me why sleeveless]. For school-going children and civil servants, it’s certainly a day to enjoy the public holiday with loved
As a nation steering towards a middle-income economy, and with emphasis on embracing Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in its development, it is high time we heightened our emphasis, practices, and advocacy on rigour and basic curiosity on issues of interest to us – the Internet and consultation with colleagues and friends, including access to written resources is a major entry point.
Transformative Participation is essential for refugee children’s involvement in Uganda’s development
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Refugee Law Project on Saturday 16 June 2018 at 22:47hrs. For those who missed the statement that RLP published on the Day of the African Child, I urge you to find time to read and reflect on this statement which can be accessed via the link; https://refugeelawproject.org/files/events_and_press_releases/Day_of_the_African_Child_2018.pdf As
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