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Co-Creation, Events, Learning

Mango Tree Uganda is looking for Creative Talent! Are you a creative professional and can you use your skills to create positive impact? Then the challenge is something for you! 

Mango Tree is looking for: 

  • Content developers

  • Concept designers

  • Graphic Designers (for web and print and UX)

  • Illustrators and Animators

  • AV Designers (Video, photography and Audio)

Creative Talent Challenge Program 

09.00 – 10.00 Get to know Mango Tree and Design Hub Kampala
10.00 – 12.00 Crash course in Social Communication for the Grass roots
12.00 – 1.00 Explanation of the Challenge
1.00 – 4.00 “Show us what you got” Pitch 

The best creative talents in each category will be invited to the Master Class and will receive a freelance contract with Mango Tree. 

The challenge takes place at Design Hub, from 9.00am until 4.00pm. 


Co-Creation, Events, Exibitions, networking
Come visit ISU’s ‘Digital Fabrication’ Exhibition at The Design Hub 5th Street Plot 3 Bata Close.

The exhibition runs from 22-26 May 2018, 8am – 6pm.

The exhibition is a culmination of the students’ IB Design experience. Students’ designs showcasing their technical skills, appropriate use of material, techniques and processes will be on display.

Co-Creation, Events, Fashion, workshop
This week Design Hub Kampala is participating in the Kampala Innovation Week and is organising the Dutch Design Mission (27 November – 1 December). As part of the activities that are taking place we would like to invite you for the following masterclasses:

Tourism Marketing Concepts, a Netherlands based company offers a wide range of services to consumer brands and governmental organisations. They offer Travel PR, Travel Marketing & Representation. Destination marketing, Branding and Advertising concepts, Media Planning and – Buying and they have a profound knowledge of the market and media landscape. This session is a must attend for everyone working in or affiliated with the tourism / hospitality sector in Uganda, be it hotel businesses or local tour operators.

W.Green is a Branded Communication Agency with a specialty in the area of sustainable fashion & lifestyle. They adopted a holistic branding approach, with a fresh look ahead and an innovative and critical vision for now and the future. They are familiar with old models and ideas but rather pioneer to find new models and solutions still applicable in the (near) future, such as vlogging and other social media approaches. This session is very interesting for young, trendy start-ups that aim to launch their brand or product with new audiences in mind.

Jan Boelo is an internationally known fashion designer from the Netherlands. He is currently exploring the aesthetics of the Karamojong and collaborating with Kampala based designers. He will talk about how to create a high fashion label and the journey of becoming an international known name.

Afriek is a Dutch Rwandan based company, bringing African heritage to the North of Europe. Currently they are exploring new styles for both fabric and print in collaboration with Kampala based designers. Afriek will talk about how to commercialise your product with a sound financial foundation.

Entrance is free.

Co-Creation, Events, workshop
Data Club Uganda brings together data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data.

The event aims to create a sense of community amongst people and organizations working with data and to provide resources, support and opportunities to both aspiring data scientists and companies looking for data services.

Learn Data Visualization on Atlas
Lydia Namubiru, Data Lead and Media Researcher at African Center for Media Excellence (ACME) will teach a 30 minute session on how to use Atlas, a free platform from Quartz for creating and sharing great charts. Lydia will also tell us more about the Open Data movement in Uganda: www.data.ug.

Opening Chat
Angela Kiconco, Senior Statistician and Diana Nabukalu, Statistician from Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) will give give a few remarks on the importance of national data and how it can be made more available and understandable by the public.

Lightening Talks

  • Facebook versus Census: Bernard Wright @ GeoGecko

  • The WOW Factor- Creating on the fly Dashboards for your Data: Joseph Kaizzi @ ThinVoid

  • More Languages, More Problems – Unpacking Farmer Data via SMS: Fhiwa Ndou @ WeFarm

Activities and Networking Data doesn’t have to be boring! This is a club, after all. Make new friends over a drink, snacks and some popping music from our resident DJ.

2 November 2017

Time: 17:00 – 20:00hrs 

For more information, email us at info@pollicy.org or visit their blog at medium.com/pollicy


Co-Creation, Events, workshop
The #GlobalGoalsJam 2017 is a two day event consisting of short design sprints. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit. Together, we will create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term goals.

Do you want to join a global community of change-makers, ranging from Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Copenhagen to Amman, Delhi, Fukuoka and more? Join us to Design 2030 Now!

Kampala will participate in a local design sprint at Design Hub Kampala 
More info: #globalgoalsjam  http://globalgoalsjam.org/

Co-Creation, Events, Training
What do you feel we need to learn in order to make the world a better place? This question was put to people across the world, people like you. But to avoid getting stuck in big talk with very little practical output, participants were invited to look within themselves and to find things they would like to express and share: lessons learned through experience and personal interests, not via books or lectures.

Gloria Kiconco is one of the hundred selected people to facilitate a Day of Learning which will take place at the Design Hub Kampala. 
Topic of learning is: Co-Creating Kampala’s Creative Industry. 

Participation to the day is on invitation and places are limited. Write us or Gloria at kiconco.gloria@gmail.com if you have a specific interest to attend! The exhibition and presentation of the outcomes is open to the public and will take place during the Friday Social Drinks at the Design Hub from 4pm – 6pm.

Want to read more about the outcomes? 

6 Steps to a Stronger Creative Industry