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  • [ibimage==38776==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Yesterday, I received a message from one of the invited participants to this meeting and who is right in this room. It read, ‘you guys are...
  • On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September 2017, offices of ActionAid Uganda, the Great Lakes Institute, both in Kampala and Solidarity Uganda in Lira were raided by the police.Investigations by...
  • Everyone is talking about the power of young people (I prefer to use this as opposed to youth which often means young men) and the critical role they can play for political transition in - this is...
  • On Friday, last week as I facilitated a leader’s retreat at Royal Suites, I suddenly saw my team clapping with ecstasy, threatening to disrupt our meeting.Reason? Thanks to the social media...
  • What a week it was! While the leadership team spent the entire week at Royal suits, preparing operational plans for the yet to be launched 5th Strategy Paper for ActionAid, I prayed that am not...
  • Last week, I mentioned in passing that owing to the expiry of my permit, I used, for a couple of days’ commuter taxis to report to work. It was not the first time I have taken that decision as I have...
  • Last week was my first in Uganda and at work after a 5-month layoff during which time I was a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in the US. As expected my first week was hectic: meeting...
  • [ibimage==38010==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Yes … but there is NOWHERE like HOME!This week my address has changed…From the United States to Uganda, I have moved…From 2608 Garfield...
  • Five months ago, I exited Museveniland and entered Trumpland to take part in the prestigious Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship where I have been reflecting, reading and writing on the ‘Political...
  • The ActionAid International and ActionAid Uganda new Strategy Papers both emphasize the need to work with and support, where need be, social movements and people’s struggles. But what are ‘people’s...
  • [ibimage==37825==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Many people I know, including in ActionAid, do not like writing and give many of excuses: ‘it is not my skill’, ‘it needs a lot of time...
  • Eight years ago, I encountered the idea of the five types of people: those who wait for things to happen, those who watch things as they happen, those who do not know what is happening, those on whom...
  • In 2013, I wrote a think-piece titled, ‘Climbing the Credibility Ladder: Civil Society, Donor Support and the Accountability Challenge…’ - http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/...
  • Last week, one of our staff was in ululation mood following what he considered was a successful event held in Katakwi, a district in Eastern Uganda. As I read his posts on the staff social media...
  • [ibimage==37581==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==] This week, I reflect on the important question of leadership. The pretext to the section on ‘our people, culture and structure’ in...