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Events, Learning, networking, workshop

Ushuru chat, a 3 hour interactive workshop organized by TOFI aims to bring together the ordinary citizen including government, civil society, academia and the private sector to dialogue, discover and network on tax. The chat facilitates an analysis on the evolution of the Ugandan tax system and the impact of historical and institutional factors in shaping Ugandan tax policy. In addition, it helps us to explore aspects of taxation and how it affects our daily lives, shedding light on trends, laws, policy, tax rates/levies, administration and the tax regime.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ushuru-chat-tickets-45093813811

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Events, Learning, workshop
This info session is specially for young artists and art students that would like to participate in the studios of the Masters selected by Simon Njami. During the talk you will learn more about the concept of the 2018 edition of the biennale and what is required to participate in this unique event. Don’t miss this opportunity! 

More info: http://kampalabiennale.org
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Kampala Biennale, KAB18, launches a call for young artists worldwide to participate in the studios that will be offered by the seven artists invited by Librettist Simon Njami.

KAB18 is a story of transmission from one generation of artists to the next. Unlike the common format of major biennales which historically show and promote the best of their time, as a platform where professionals and the market can come and choose the next big artist, KAB18 is choosing a format vehicles our continent’s original values of sharing and transferring knowledge. Thus, 2018 will take on a master / apprentice format to allow for the transmission of artistic skill from international contemporary art masters to young artists. This is especially crucial as it evokes the traditional African transfer of knowledge from the experienced to the future generation.

For KAB18, Simon Njami invites 7 internationally renown artists to open their studios in Kampala to young Ugandan, African and international artists.

The Masters will open their studios for a 10 day period in Kampala, Uganda, according to their own practices in order to cover all the different aspects of contemporary art today (sculpture, textile, performance, photography, video, painting and installation).

KAB18 is a studios programme with simultaneous workshops that run from May to August 2018, and an international exhibition that will take place from August 24th to September 24th, in the city of Kampala, with a catalogue, a symposium, the KAB Lab, and the Education programme. The opening week will run from August 24th to August 30th, 2018.

DATES OF THE SEVEN STUDIOS
Aida Muluneh – May 21-31
Pascale Marthine Tayou – June 4-13
Radenko Milak – June 15-25
Abdoulaye Konate – June 25 – July 4
Godfried Donkor – July 5-19
Myriam Mihindou – July 10-25
Bili Bidjocka – July 20-30

Who can apply to participate in The Studios?

-> You are a young artist, i.e currently training at an art school or at the beginning of your career.
-> You are proficient in English.
-> You are able to provide your own travel, accommodations and daily expenses for the duration of your stay in Kampala (or you have a sponsor).
-> Young artists and art students from all over the world are eligible to apply.
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Creative Talks, Events, Learning, networking, Party
Welcome back to our second edition of the monthly CreativeTalks Africa. We are pleased to announce and welcome Doreen Adengo the Team Leader Adengo Architecture to speak at Design Hub Kampala

Doreen is an Architect, based in Kampala, Uganda. She leads Adengo Architecture, an architecture and urbanism practice grounded in research and multidisciplinary collaboration. Recent projects have focused on researching the housing crisis in Kampala, and developing affordable housing solutions. 

After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Catholic University and Yale, respectively, she worked in London, Washington DC, and New York for Adjaye Associates, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Ellerbe Becket, and Gruzen Samton Architects. She has taught at The New School and Pratt Institute in New York and at Makerere University in Kampala. 

Currently she is a part time lecturer at Makerere University’s intern training program and a visiting critic at University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture.

She will be speaking on the theme: “Role of the Architect in the Creative & Innovative Industry”.

We are also taking this opportunity to welcome our generous Coffee Sponsor Wild on board who will be providing free Coffee to all attendees at the CreativeTalks Africa event. Come taste the flavored 100% African rich coffee as you network, share ideas and listen to our guest speaker this month.

Not forgetting, we will have a DJ on set to serenade us with music as we network and a live Acoustic music Performance from Anthony Jermaine .

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Creative Talks Africa is a Creative monthly meetup hosted by KQ & Design Hub Kampala providing a platform for creatives in Africa to share their Creative experience, network and collaborate.
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Events, Learning, networking, Training, workshop
Are you ….
– a business advisor and/or professional working in field of social innovation? and/or 
– lacking hands-on materials and practical knowledge to implement the social innovation process steps?

Join the social innovation toolkit training! 
Through a true process of co-creation the Inclusive Business Accelerator (www.iba.ventures/advisory) managed to capture many experiences, insights, methods and tips from practitioners in social innovation worldwide into a state-of-art toolkit alongside an online user environment. 

Certified IBA trainers will facilitate 3-days of interactive training. After this participation in this training, you will:
  • have gained full professional confidence to act as an advisor guiding social innovation processes;
  • become part of a global network of like-minded inclusive business advisors and social enterprises;
  • get the IBA advisor certificate, allowing you to profile yourself as a social/inclusive business advisor and get free access to all state-of-the-arts IBA toolkits and be part of it’s user community. 
The info session will take place on Friday 2nd March from 1pm – 2pm at the large boardroom.
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Events, Learning, workshop
Eliza Nahayo Kakure of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology is conducting an info session about protection of intellectual property rights with a special focus on the creative industry. The clinic will touch on topic such as patents, trademarks designs and copyrights among others. Focus will be on Music, Design, Literature and Technology. 

The goal is to provide an information platform on intellectual property and enhance competitiveness in innovative enterprises. 

Objectives: 
– To promote commercialisation of local inventions/innovations
– To expand the innovation base in Uganda
– To strengthen institutional mechanisms to acquire and support Intellectual Property Rights
– To promote and facilitate access to patent information 

This workshop is FREE for all Design Hub Members. Non-members pay 5k

Time 9 am till 1 pm
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Events, Learning, workshop
Data Ladies brings together women data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data.

Pollicy is holding its first meeting (of many to come) with a small group of ladies that have a keen interest in using data for their work, for research, for insights or just for fun. The aim of the meetup is to bring women together to explore different open-source tools, discuss the challenges within the statistics/data science field in Uganda, support each other in our data journeys and ultimately, to have a good time together.

Be sure to bring your laptops as we’ll begin our explorations into data from meeting 1!

AGENDA
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Introductions & Icebreakers
Get to know your fellow DataLadies

5:15pm – 5:45pm: Data science: What and Why?
What IS Data Science? What’s all the buzz about?

5:45pm – 6:00pm: Interactive Group Work
We will brainstorm together on potential group project ideas

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Our First Data Science Project
Learn data mining and a brief introduction to R

6:45pm – 7:00pm: Feedback & Resource Sharing
Did you have a good time? What would you like to learn next?

We’ll have some drinks and snacks to keep you fueled.

For more information, email us at info@pollicy.org or visit our blog at medium.com/pollicy
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Creative Talks, Events, Learning, Photography
Join us for our first series of monthly CreativeTalks with seasoned Photographer Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar on the theme: “Creativity & Empathy”. 

Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar is a Ugandan born citizen of the world, an unconventional self-taught, multiple award winning photographer and artist living and working in Kampala, Uganda. 

CREATIVE ARTIST STATEMENT.
“I am a citizen of the world using photography as a tool of self-expression and discovery, documenting the world around me. I believe in telling stories of others and giving history a visual stamp by freezing moments. My work has a native influence from the youth and hiphop culture, people, social motivational causes and diverse forms of expression. I enjoy finding the light, creating interactions and capturing that moment both candid and staged. I photograph people in their environments because I want to preserve a moment in time and give a sense of belonging. I am inspired by the curiosity of understanding people’s enthusiasm and drive towards their work, creating and preserving the history and making art. I hope to give-a-smile-to-the-world through my lens and evoke a positive dialogue about the African continent.”
                                                                                                          –Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar.

For more about Kibuuka, check out his website: www.kibuukaphotography.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kibuukaphotography

Note: This is a free event however you can donate whatever you can. See you all. 
There will be a special performance of talented musician Apio More at the beginning of the talk

The monthly CreativeTalk series are brought to you by KQ Hub Africa, Youth Connect-Uganda & Design Hub Kampala.
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Events, Learning

The all female panel will address pressures & stereotype perceptions placed by culture/tradition, race, religion, contemporary society, profit lords and media on female sexual identity. How women are navigating these to become empowered & how they are debunking the stereotypes, the status quo & changing the narratives! 

“Why has society, the media, religion & our great institutions of learning glorified male sexual pleasure at the expense of female sexual pleasure? Why has it become a societal shame if/when women openly speak about their sexual desires? Why the male entitlement to sexual pleasure? To ejaculation? Why is there lots of information about “childbirth & menstruation” but little about women enjoying their strange and wonderful organs? Why does Society feel the constant urge to censure, police and suppress female naturality? Why the constant objectification of female bodies as just tools to satisfy a certain need and not more than that? If women know less about their bodies & body rights how will they appreciate them? How do we empower contemporary women to be bold and not be bullied into ignorant submission to the pangs of sexual oppression, objectification and exploitation? How do we make them understand that there’s nothing wrong with openly rejoicing in their bodies & sexuality”? That there’s nothing wrong with asserting the need to also be sexually pleasured.”

These and more, questions we intend to delve into on Aug. 25th at Design Hub Kampala (5th Street, Industrial Area) starting at 5-PM. (Illustration: NVP 2017)Limited slots available. 
Send an e-mail of interest to hello@youthconnectuganda.com 
or call : +256-756-222-963

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Youth Connect-Uganda is a Social enterprise that is creating a hub and safe space for emerging creative artists & fostering the tenets of mutual and civil dialogue on social issues for emerging social activists. Check:youthconnectuganda.com

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