The Economic Policy Paper Series (EPPS) is a series of papers that make concrete policy recommendations that contribute to a key driver of inclusive economic transformation in Uganda. EPPS aims to address two gaps in the Ugandan economic policymaking process; the lack of strong evidence-based economic policy proposals on the one hand and the lack of civil society lobbying outside of large corporate interests on the other hand.
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan held the private sector forum on 20thSeptember 2019 at Mestil hotel in Kampala. This forum was held in partnership with the Uganda Small Scale Industries Association, Federation of Uganda’s Employers and Centre for Development Initiatives under the theme: Unpacking the private sector’s contribution to inclusive development. The main … Continue reading Private sector forum Uganda 2019
I personally spent exactly 10 years in catholic schools and I have vivid memories of a number of these processions in mind. The last time I was a part of one of them was probably 9 years ago when I finished my secondary education.
Recently, I bumped into a group of people from Namasale in Amolatar District (Catholic and Anglican churches combined) who carried the procession to a landing site from where I was awaiting to catch a ferry.
Ezale Swaibu, second from right (in the image below) with his band; Gobiri Liki Jazz Band in Yumbe district, North Western Uganda. START WHERE YOU ARE “I used to be a beggar, my wife left because I became blind and I was dragged around by my children begging until I got this vision 4 years … Continue reading Enjoy The Dream
As a photographer, I see a lot of interesting moments and every time they slip away, it hurts a little yet approaching strangers and asking if you can photograph them for your portfolio can be very intimidating. Over the years, I have been trying to get over it because I believe its one of the … Continue reading Brown Nambago
Photo: A 5 year old boy leads his father Ocitti Ceaser, helping him carry one of his spare limbs for repair by the Association of Volunteers in International Service(AVSI) in Gwenkoro village, Pader district-Northern Uganda. The father is a Land mine survivor who lost both of his legs during the LRA war and had a … Continue reading When a war is over…
What's the deal with enzo? Enzo is the founder of Enzo Graziano Associates a division of the Silensec Group, an Information Technology consulting firm trading in twenty-one Countries worldwide. When it comes to sales Enzo has seen it all. He moved from telesales and door-to-door selling to business development in the medical equipment field and … Continue reading Enzo Graziano
Recently, I had to travel to Tororo district in Eastern Uganda to document work for a humble organisation; COFIA-(Circle Of Friends In Action). Got time to climb half way of the famous Tororo rock, where I found this young boy, Musana Pulisi. He requested for a photo and I took one. I promised to take … Continue reading Greetings from Tororo
Photo: Layere Grace being led by her husband as they come home with pumpkins from their garden. 44 year old Layere Grace is one of the many landmine victims in Pader district, Northern Uganda. She was hit by a landmine in 2002 while in the garden with her 5 months old daughter Ayaa on her … Continue reading Moving-on
40 year old Nyakat Chatim Martha is one of the occupants of Kiryandongo refugee settlement. As a group mobiliser for cluster B, she says that they feel secure for now to the extent that one can sleep with the house-door open. ‘I rushed from Sudan with nothing, but my 5 children. The war had intensified … Continue reading Words of Nyakat Chatim
A few months back, I came to notice an interesting street act... Kavuma Michael from Kalungu Masaka. Aged 56 years, Kavuma is more of a street Performer who came to Kampala in 1989. He plays almost every music instrument, though the piano accordion is his signature instrument. Be sure to catch his free performances on … Continue reading Kavuma Michael
To seek knowledge is a sacred duty. It is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Qur'an was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! It will enable you spread freedom, truth and justice, not just to gain power and dominance.
A few months back, my friend Chelimo introduced her fiance to her Parents in Kapchorwa and gave me the opportunity do document their lovely event. Its a pleasure the Gelvins, documenting one of your life events.
Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into his nature of life, and the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen. For many of us, our fathers are our heroes. We appreciate them for their love, guidance and providence regardless of … Continue reading Struggles of a Providing Father
These Photographs are picked from the collection I did with a Ugandan artist, Wasswa Donald Augustine (WASWAD) months back. The collection is really huge. These photos make up less than 10% of the whole 2-days’ shoot. I loved the outcome. I hope u love it too. Model: Mundit Becky The wooden Bangles are from Adèle Dejak … Continue reading @rt Punched
Meet Namatovu Siiko, 4 year-old Ugandan girl living in Lukwanga Parish, Wakiso Sub County. She is one of those many young girls that have walked to me and requested for their Photograph to be taken and later-on say;... let me have a look! It is such innocence that has made me love children more and … Continue reading Rotary Clubs Providing free health care to thousands in Uganda
Fine Saucepans don’t make delicious food. African mothers do!
The art of living is not restricted to a particular line, but in allowing happiness to change its form, depending on the environment. So, everything that limits us, we have to put aside and let happiness be an inside job. I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life … Continue reading Rural Happiness