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
Editor’s Note: This informative piece is published with kind permission of Connor Clerke (Programme Officer Rift Valley Institute). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friends and Colleagues, As an Alumnus of SOAS, University of London, and having participated in the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), Horn of Africa Course 2016 as Guest Lecturer, I am privileged to share yet
Silence engulfed Old Kampala Primary School last Thursday when refugees living in the different suburbs of Kampala shared chilling stories of the torture they are being subjected to. They expressed their agony through a song dubbed Sisi Wote Ni wa Afrika (We are all Africans) accompanied by a play.
In the chorus damu ni moja, juko wandugu, sisi ni wandugu(same blood, brothers and sisters), the refugees cried out for peace, respect, justice and equality highlighting that they did not wish to abandon their home countries. This was the precursor of the community dialogue to create awareness of the international and national law against torture as the world prepares to mark the Anti-torture Day on tomorrow. The dialogue was organised by the Uganda Human Rights Commission in (UHRC) in collaboration with Coalition Against Torture (CAT).