Tag: Non-Governmental Organisations
Fact Check: Mwenda on civil society, what is it?
Yesterday, on Facebook, I happened on Andrew Mwenda’s post “Whom do Ugandan NGOs represent?” I read it all and I was blown away by Mwenda’s factoid laden Machiavellian analysis of Ugandan non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He wrote: “These Western powers promote NGOs claiming they are “civil society”. Yet this is a gross misrepresentation of what civil…
Support Disadvantaged Student Interns in Uganda
Today, Monday, 10th September 2018, at 09:00 a.m. EDT, which is around 4:00 p.m. Uganda time, CPAR Uganda’s first ever on-line fundraising initiative will start accepting donations; which funds are intended for CPAR Uganda to mentor disadvantaged student interns that are affiliated to universities in the most disadvantaged region in our country, greater northern Uganda,.…
Power of ‘White Privilege’ to Confuse
And in our foreign guest’s bicycle-ride-informed-opinion, Africa should be developed on the same philosophy on which Europe was developed. How might this work I wonder. Does our foreign guest really appreciate and understand the philosophy of how Europe developed?
#6bnhandshake Mentality Countrywide
How different are the chief executive officers (CEOs) of not-for-profit charity, advocacy or development organisations (the so called civil society organisations (CSOs)) from those who partook of the 6bn handshake? On the surface, many, including those working with CSOs, will emphatically respond that there is a big difference. But a closer look by others may…
Uganda Non-State Actors on Agriculture
The following text is of a presentation that was delivered by Ms. Agnes Kirabo, Executive Director of Food Rights Alliance at the Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review (JASAR) that was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and that was held from 29th to 30th August 2016 at Speke Resort Hotel…