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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

Invitation to Mr. Alex Garang Aleu's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) invites you all to Mr. Alex Garang Aleu's PhD defense.

Thesis title

Sustainable Peacebuilding through Community Development Projects in South Sudan: A Case of Terekeka State

Supervisors 

1. Dr. Paul Bukuluki - Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University

2. Dr. Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu - Department of Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
File Attachments : 

Invitation to Mr. Robert Kakuru's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Mr. Robert Kakuru's PhD defense.

Thesis title: The Human Rights Based Approach To Social Protection Of Street Children In Uganda — A Cosmo-Social Contract

Supervisors: Prof. A. Byaruhanga Rukooko and Dr. Gervase Tusabe

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Invitation to Ms. Doris Kaije's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Ms. Kaije Doris' PhD defense.
 
Thesis title: Work Ethics and the Socio-economic Development of Society in Tooro- Western Uganda
Supervisors: Dr Sr. T. Tinkasiimire and Dr Tugume Lubowa Hussan
 
See abstract below
Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Invitation to Ms. Linda Lilian's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you all to Ms. Linda Lilian's PhD defense.
 
Thesis title: Ethics and Women's Participation in Political Leadership: A Case Study of the Uganda Parliament
Supervisors: Dr Lajul Wilfred and Prof. Murindwa Rutanga
 
See abstract below
Date: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CTF1, Room4.2
Contact Information: 
Dr. Patrick Mangeni, Dean, School of Liberal & Performing Arts/ Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com Mobile: +256773090346 +256704190346
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Online link to Makerere-Torino Summer School (TOAfrica) and call for applications

The TOAfrica Summer School organized by Africanistic section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Torino in Italy in collaboration with Makerere University is now online and can be accessed through https://www.toafrica.it/. The TOAfrica summer school offers Masters students and professionals an introductory framework to the African continent with particular attention to the Sub-Saharan regions, that in recent years have undergone impressive changes: demographic and economic growth, fast urbanization, internal and external mobility, the development of digital technologies, artistic creativity, social, cultural and religious transformations, but also conflicts and environmental, health and political crises. A new landscape which has repositioned the continent in the global perspective, generating interest in international observers and investors.

**Call for applications for the TOAfrica Summer School 2020 edition

Online applications for the TOAfrica Summer School 2020 Edition will be open from Monday, 2nd March 2020 and the deadline for the first round of applications will be 31st March 2020.

To apply please visit: https://www.toafrica.it/news/applications-open

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 08:00 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact Information: 
Prof. Cecilia Pennacini, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Torino, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A, 10153 Torino/Email: cecilia.pennacini@unito.it/Tel. 6704820

Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart's Public Lecture - "FROM NKORE YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE”

The Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies invites you all to a public lecture by another Historian, Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart titled, “FROM NKORE: YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE. The lecture will take place on 5th February, 2020 in CTF1, Room 2.1 starting at 3:00pm.

 

Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart's biography

Prof. Edward Isaac Steinhart is an ardent scholar of Uganda’s history and a professor emeritus at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He received his PhD in African History from Northwestern University and taught history at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas (Austin), the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), the University of Nairobi (Kenya), and the University of Zambia (Lusaka).

He was an Honorary Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Makerere University and wrote a book “The Kingdoms of Western Uganda 1890-1907” and published in the new edition of “Conflict and Collaboration”. He was the editor of Ethnohistory and Africa and his last works on Africa “Black Poachers and White Hunters, a Social History of Hunting in Colonial Kenya” among others were widely recognized. Elsewhere in Africa, South Africa, Prof. Steinhart was known as an anti-apartheid activist.

See event poster below

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 03:00
Event Venue: 
Central Teaching Facility 1 (CTF1), Room 2.1
Contact Information: 
Dr Charlotte Mafumbo, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Email:charlotte.mafumbo@gmail.com, ckarungi@gmail.com/ Christopher Muhoozi, Seminar Coordinator, Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Mobile number: +256772687057

Prof. Derek Peterson Lecture:RENOVATING HISTORY IN IDI AMIN'S UGANDA

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences in conjunction with the Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies cordially invite you to a Lecture by Professor Derek Peterson from the University of Michigan, USA. The lecture titled, "Renovating History in Idi Amin's Uganda" will take place on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 in the Quality Assurance Telepresence Centre, Senate Building starting at 2:00pm.

*Abstract
The lecture will focus on an obscure, unremarkable bureaucrat, a man named John Tumusiime, who from 1972 to 1976 was the 'Culture Officer' of Kigezi. Over the course of years Tumusiime conceived, financed, organized, and built several institutions, a museum, a monument that preserved local history. He worked with fragile and transient things. The building of memorials in Uganda as everywhere else has always been a struggle to cheat time of its spoils. It requires impervious materials, concrete, wire fences, brass plaques, glass display cases to transform the great events of the age into turning points on the historical record. All of it is hard work. Repairs are always needed. And especially in places where things like concrete and wire is in short supply it needs human ingenuity, self-sacrifice, and dedication to achieve the 'museum effect'.

Where did John Tumusiime and other of Uganda's Culture Officers find their vocation from? Why, at a time when government and economy were so dysfunctional, at a time when tens of thousands of people were killed by the malevolent agents of state security, did earnest and high-minded men and women invest themselves in the work of cultural recovery?

*Biography
Derek Peterson is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and a research associate of the School of Social Sciences, Makerere University. He is the author of 'Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent', which won the African Studies Association's best book award in 2013. He is one of the curators behind 'The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin: Photographs from the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation', an exhibition which recently closed at the Uganda Museum and will soon be on display in Soroti and in Arua.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Quality Assurance Telepresence Centre, Senate Building, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr Pamela Khanakwa, Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Email: pkhanakwa@gmail.com/phone number:+256772442530/ Dr Edgar Nabutanyi, Coordinator Projects, Email: nabutanyiedgar@gmail.com

Invitation to Ms. Ddungu Rachael's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts invites you to Ms. Mugabi Ddungu Rachael’s PhD defense scheduled for 17th December, 2019.

Thesis title: Skills development for employment of male and female early school leavers in Uganda

Supervisors

1. Dr Dick Kamuganga - Department of Development Studies

2. Dr May Ssengendo - School of Women and Gender Studies

Opponent

Dr Kamanzi Adalbertus

See abstract below

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
Humanities Resource Centre, Arts Building
Contact Information: 
Dr Patrick Mangeni, Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts/Email: pmangeni@chuss.mak.ac.ug, mangenip@gmail.com/Tel:+256773090346

Book Launch Titled Discourse and Identity: Writing and Contemporary Eastern African Peripheral Subjectives

The Department of Literature, Makerere University, cordially invites you to a Book Launch:
 
Title: Discourse and Identity: Writing and Contemporary Eastern African Peripheral Subjectives, edited by Prof Sr Dipio, Dr Kahyana and Dr Nabutanyi.
 
Date: Thursday 14th November 2019 at 2:00 PM.
 
Venue: Quality Assurance Telepresence Centre, Senate Building.
 
Please get in touch with Isaac for any information on 0752837191.
Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
Quality Assurance Telepresence Centre, Senate Building
Contact Information: 
Please get in touch with Isaac for any information on 0752837191.

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