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International Women’s Day was on 8 March 2021 and with it, a reminder that Uganda and the world at large are still struggling with the issues that have for long slowed down the success of women. In 2020, the coronavirus lockdown demonstrated the day-to-day hardships that women face in their lives...
International Women’s Day is marked on 8 March. The day is celebrated across the world to recognise milestones made towards women empowerment and equality. While there is a lot to celebrate across the globe, this year’s commemoration also coincides with a major threat to the gains of women — the...
One of the salt mines in Uganda
In August 2020, Uganda formally joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This requires Government and IOCs/Mining companies to disclose all agreements and contracts. Under the EITI framework, companies publish information on their payments to Government and the latter...
Water is life, but safe water is a better life, as per the sphere standards – the bible that I always referred to while in doubt. This comes to life when I think of Buliti zone, which is served by 6 water points (4 tap stands and 2 boreholes).
This year’s International Day of the Girl Child was commemorated under the theme, “My Voice, Our Equal Future.” We celebrated the milestones we have realized in making the world a better place for girls to become better leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers, but also pondered upon the challenges...
So far, over 480 households out of the targeted 1,400 households have been trained in making the energy-saving stoves, and they are in use. More and more members of the community are embracing the use of the energy-saving stoves and with more funding, the training can be scaled up to cover Kyaka II...
The current global coronavirus pandemic has put insurmountable pressure on the world economies but invisibly, it has also increased the care workload of women. For women like Stella, the extra burden brought by the coronavirus lockdown is far from what she ever imagined.
“It is not climate change; it is climate emergency, we are in a climate crisis.” Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C special report shows greater temperature rise and impacts accelerating. The Sahara is increasing its size by 10%, small island states are at the verge of...
For the first time, I visited a refugee settlement recently. Prior my visit, I was skeptical about which settlement I wanted to see. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Arua district has been marked one of the largest refugee settlements in the world so I thought it would give me a good understanding of...
When Uganda’s richest 10 percent earned 2.3 times more than its poorest 40 percent in 2009, any concerned person would be curious to understand what drives such a discrepancy and how best to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich. The contributors to such a big gap are mainly land, education...

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