School of Liberal and Performing Arts

School of Liberal and Performing Arts

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa

***INVITATION TO A PANEL DISCUSSION ON "THE VICTORY OF ADWA AND PAN-AFRICANISM"

The Embassy of Ethiopia in Kampala in collaboration with the Department of Development Studies, Makerere University invite you to participate in a panel discussion on “The Victory of Adwa and Pan- Africanism”. The discussion is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 25th February 2021 from 1:30pm-4:30pm. The presentations will explore the importance of Adwa’s victory in further strengthening African Unity and in particular promoting Pan-Africanism.

***PANELISTS
1. Prof. Sumet Sishagn, Emeritus Professor of History in Ethiopia
Presentation – The Battle of Adwa: Critical Factors that Contributed to the Resounding Victory at Adwa

2. Prof. Sabiti Makara, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University
Presentation – The Adwa Victory’s Relevance to Current Challenges to African Integration and Sovereignty

3.Mr. Mwambutsya Ndebesa –Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Makerere University
Presentation -  The Adwa Victory and its Significance to Africa and Pan-Africanism

4. Dr Asiimwe Godfrey – Associate Professor of Development Studies, Makerere University
Presentation – Lessons from Adwa to the Young Generation and Future of Pan-Africanism

***DISCUSSANT
H.E Thelma Awori: Former Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Director of the Africa Bureau, UNDP and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Liberia to the Republic of Uganda

***LINK FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION

https://bit.ly/3bBPASe

Meeting ID: 902 809 7396
Passcode: 908209

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 01:30
Event Venue: 
Ethiopian Embassy in Kampala
Contact Information: 
Dr Godfrey Asiimwe, Associate Professor, Department of Development Studies, Makerere University/Email: god.asiimwe@gmail.com/ Tel:+256753210022

Research Dissemination Seminar – "National Symbols and Values: Implications for Patriotism and National Development"

This is to cordially invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination workshop scheduled to take place on Thursday, 25th February 2021 starting at 9:00am in Senate Conference Hall, Level 4. The project is supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations (Mak-RIF). “National Symbols and Values: Implications for Patriotism and National Development” is a multi-year project, with this dissemination concluding the first year of the project actives. The project aims at building a conscious, knowledgeable and participatory citizenry that lives by the national values with patriotic consciousness and practice at both individual and national levels.

 

***PROJECT TEAM

**Principal Investigator - Dr. Paddy Musana (Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University)

**Co-investigators: Assistant Commissioner JJ Bakalikirwa of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, Ms. Naomi Namanya (Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University), Dr. Marion Alina (Department of Journalism and Communications, Makerere University). Research Assistants Mr. Nelson Bahati, Ms. Mary Tweheise, and Shedrack Enzama. The project is coordinated by Ms. Catherine Nankya.

 

***REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3dob8nD

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

***DETAILS ON THE SEMINAR

The dissemination workshop will entail presentation of findings from representative areas of the country’s four sub-regions; Gulu (Northern sub-region), Soroti (Eastern sub-region), Mukono (Central sub-region) and Kyenjojo (Western sub-region), and also from media practitioners. These findings follow interactions between the project team and key stakeholders, who shared their views on the understanding and appreciation of four key national symbols; the flag, anthem, court of arms and the 1995 constitution. In addition, the discussions entailed an analysis of the country’s core values of unity, peace, equality, democracy, freedom, social justice and progress as laid down in the preamble of the constitution.

The research dissemination workshop will therefore present another opportunity for participants to further appreciate the aforementioned symbols and values in relation to patriotism and national development.

Programme and event flyer attached below

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Senate Conference Hall, Senate Building, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Paddy Musana, Lecturer, Department of Religion and Peace Studies/Email: musana@chuss.mak.ac.ug/Tel: +256772457725/ Dr Marion Alina, Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Communication/ Email: alinamarionz@gmail.com/ Tel: +256772922777

Invitation to Ms. Uwineza Mimi Harriet's PhD defense

The Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Ms Uwineza Mimi Harriet scheduled to take place on 23rd February 2021 at 10:00am in the E-Learning Room, CTF1, Level 4. 
 
Thesis title:The Rwandan Refugee Phenomenon: Livelihood, Rights and Security Implications in Uganda 

Supervisors

1. Dr Asiimwe Godfrey

2. Dr Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo

See abstract below

Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Emails: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com/ Tel: +256773090346

Mr. Francis Okello's PhD defense - 24th February 2021

The Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Mr. Francis Okello's PhD defense set to take place on 24th February 2021 at 10:00am in the E-Learning Room, CTF1, Level 4.

Thesis title: Trans-national Organized Crime: Challenges Faced by Law Enforcement Agencies in Curbing Narcotic Drug Trafficking along Uganda-Kenya Border

Supervisors: Dr Eria Olowo Onyango and Dr Christine Mpyangu

See abstract below

Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 17:45
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Emails: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com/Tel: +256773090346
File Attachments : 

Invitation to Mr. Deogratius Kannamwangi's PhD defense

The Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you to Mr Deogratius Kyanda Kannamwangi's PhD defense scheduled to take place on 25th February 2021 starting at 10:00am in the E-learning Room, CTF1, Level 4.

Thesis title: From Mission to Local Church: A History on the 'Indigenisation' of the Catholic Church in Buganda, 1913-2012

Supervisors:  Dr Deo Katono Nzarwa and Dr Wilfred Lajul

Abstract attached below

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Emails: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com/Tel: +256773090346
File Attachments : 

Invitation to Ms. Alidri Agatha's PhD defense

The Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you to Ms. Alidri Agatha's PhD defense scheduled for 26th February 2021, starting at 10:00am in Lecture Room 1, Arts Building.

Thesis title: The Interface between Indigenous and Modern Law, Order and Judicial Systems among the Lugbara of Uganda: 1914-2010

Supervisors: Dr. Deo Katono and Dr. Simon Peter Rutabajuuka

See abstract below

Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Lecture Room 1, Arts Building
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Emails: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com/Tel: +256773090346
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Invitation to Mr. Zaid Sekito's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Mr. Zaid Sekito’s PhD defense scheduled to take place on 22nd February 2021 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, E-Learning Room, Level 4.

Thesis title: A Historical Perspective of the Dynamics of Terrorism in Uganda, 1976 – 2015

Supervisors: Dr. Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo and Dr Asiimwe Godfrey

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug/Tel: +256773090346
File Attachments : 

Invitation: RIF Research Dissemination Seminar – Strengthening Public Health Responses through Explicit Integration of Human Rights and Ethics considerations

PROJECT TITLE: Strengthening Public Health Responses to COVID-19 through Explicit Integration of Human Rights and Ethics considerations in designing and implementing Public Health Responses in Uganda

This is to invite you to the aforementioned research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Thursday, 21st January 2021 starting at 9:00am in the E-Learning Room, CTF1, Level 4. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

PROJECT TEAM

Principal Investigator: Dr. John Barugahare, Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and SUSTAIN (Bioethics) Program, College of Health Sciences Makerere University.

****Investigators

1. Dr. George Upenytho, Consultant Public Health (MoH),Commissioner Health Services-Community Health, Ministry of Health.

2. Dr. Kiguli Juliet, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

3. Assoc Prof. Mwaka S. Erisa, MD, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and SUSTAIN (Bioethics) Program, College of Health Sciences Makerere University

4. Assoc. Prof. Ochieng Joseph, MD.   School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences and SUSTAIN (Bioethics) Program, College of Health Sciences Makerere University.

****Study Consultants/Advisors

1. Hon. Dr. SpeciosaWandira-Kazibwe, MD., Senior Presidential Advisor on Health & Population, Ministry of Health; Member, African Union Panel of the Wise & Co-Chair FemWise-Africa

Vice President (Emeritus), Republic of Uganda.

2. Prof. A.B. Rukooko, Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3bUne7k

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PROJECT SUMMARY

In response to the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Uganda implemented restrictive public health measures to limit the importation and wide spread of COVID-19 disease. Despite the initial effectiveness of these measures, there arose mixed attitudes towards some of the measures, especially due to their impact on human rights, social justice (equity), and livelihoods; and how this impacted the public’s ability to sustainably comply with the prescribed measures. An initial review of secondary evidence on the ethics and human rights considerations for responses to pandemics found that Uganda’s response could have been better.  The study aim was ‘To strengthen public health responses and salvage social and economic livelihoods through integrating human rights and social justice considerations in designing and implementing interventions/measures against COVID-19 in Uganda.’

Using both secondary and primary data, the study found that for effective pandemic preparedness and response, getting the social science of a pandemic correct is as critical as getting its biological/natural science correct, because community compliance with restrictive measures prescribed by the biological science depends on social, psychological, economic, ethics and the dynamics of the communities. Further the study found that whereas most of the measures adopted by the Government Uganda against COVID-19 got the biological/natural science of the pandemic correct, for the most part their implementation failed the social science, making it difficult for the public to sustainably comply with the prescribed measures, leading to coercive enforcement and consequently limiting their effectiveness. For improvement in current future pandemic responses, more and timely investment is needed in the social science of managing pandemics as a necessary complement of their biological/natural science of the pandemic.

See programme below

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr. John Barugahare - Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)/ Email: jbarugahare@chuss.mak.ac.ug/ Tel: +256782812303

Invitation to participate in the Department of Performing Arts and Film RIF Project Dissemination Seminar

This is to cordially invite you to register and participate in the Department of Performing Arts and Film research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Friday, 8th January 2021 in CTF1, Room 1.2 starting at 9:00am. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

***PROJECT TITLE - The Use of Episodic Dramatics in Promoting Uptake of Behavioral Measures for Prevention of COVID-19

***PROJECT TEAM

  1. Dr Michael Muhumuza – Principal Investigator
  2. Dr Branco Sekalegga – Co-PI
  3. Dr Patrick Mangeni –   Co-PI
  4. Ms. Pamela Mbabazi – Co-PI
  5. Mr. Eric Jjemba Lutaaya – Co-PI
  6. Mr. Ian Muddu Kiyingi – Coordinator

***REGISTRATION AND VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION  

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/35aPCOm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.            

***PROJECT SUMMARY

Uganda is comprised of over 50 culturally diverse ethnic groups, with different beliefs, cultures, traditions, norms and behaviors. Many of these (beliefs, cultures, traditions, norms and behaviors) contradict significantly the advice being given by the technocrats on the prevention of COVID -19, like social distancing, and avoidance of physical contacts. If not managed properly, the COVID-19 regulations can be construed as anti-social and hence detrimental to Ugandan cultural fusion.

**This project sought to use episodic dramatics for promoting uptake of behavioral measures for prevention of COVID-19.The strategy consisted of composing songs and writing plays, recording and producing videos for the music and filming the skits. The project team therefore had songs, plays, pantomimes and choreographies, made up of tag lines, symbolic interpolations, juxtapositions, jokes, exaggerations, incongruities, grotesque displays, reversals, and other artistic means on selected behavioral measures for prevention of COVID-19 that are deemed important in encouraging uptake of those behavioral measures. The team then availed these materials to the main stream and social media for community consumption.

See details on the project below.

Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 1.2, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr Michael Muhumuza, Department of Performing Arts and Film/ Email: mmikemuhumuza@gmail.com/ Mobile number: +256774479051

Invitation to Zoom Research Dissemination Event- "Building Peaceful Urban Communities in Kampala City Amidst COVID-19 and Beyond"

PROJECT TITLE:  BUILDING PEACEFUL URBAN COMMUNITES IN KAMPALA CITY AMIDST COVID-19 AND BEYOND

You are cordially invited to register and participate in the aforementioned research dissemination event scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, Room 1.2. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (RIF).

Please click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscOirrDwpE9fZYqzeeTXmqwmWB41bEooj

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Project team

1. Dr Samson Barigye - Principal Investigator

2. Dr Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo - Co-PI

3. Dr Veneranda Mbabazi – Member

Moderator

Mr. Isaac Tibasiima 

Brief on the project

The project was intended to understand and document the immediate consequences of COVID-19 on four (4) urban areas in Kampala: Katanga, Kikoni, Kivulu and Kisenyi. The project assessed how disharmony and social instability in Kampala urban slums have affected the residents there. Specifically, the project sought to understand how the traumatized and stressed population, especially the widows, orphans, child-headed households, women-headed households, the elderly, PWDs, and the terminally ill were coping with food insecurity, loss of income, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and social unrest.        

The specific objectives od the project are: (1) to find out the types and nature of conflicts in Kampala’s slum areas as a result of COVID-19; (2) to strengthen the capacity of local leaders in Kampala’s slum areas to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the population in slum areas during COVID-19 and beyond; (3) to establish a community-owned mechanism for mitigation and resolution of conflicts arising from the consequences of COVID-19, now and beyond COVID19; and (4) to establish channels for information collection and dissemination to enable the local leaders and their residents to articulate their concerns, hence working towards inclusive societies.

The research team interviewed 24 Key Informants (Kis) and also reached 148 respondents through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). To a large extent, COVID-19 has had negative impacts to the population in Kampala slums. The impacts have been experienced by both women and girls, and the men in these slums. These have been manly socio-economic impacts.The study found out that due to COVID-19, there have been increased cases of divorce or separation; increased early marriages; increased cases of unwanted/unplanned pregnancies among women and under-age girls; increased number of women-headed household; increased casese of commercial sex (prostitution); increased cases of rape and defilement; as well as increased sexual and gender-based violence. Further, there is an icnrease in the number of of families that have been abandoned by men as a result of failure to meet their obligations; denial of conjugal rights of men; as well as psychological torture and public ridicule as a result of their inability to meet their obligations as heads of households.

See details on the project and the event flyer in the attachments below

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 1.2, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr Samson Barigye, Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University/ email: sbarigye@gmail.com/ Mobile number: +256772749326

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