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Events, workshop
Aïda mentions that most of her own mentors have been African-American photographers that have guided her over the years when she first started in photojournalism such as Harlee Little, Chester Higgins and Dudley M. Brooks (renderforest.com). She adds that: “Entering into the current realm of my work Simon Njami has been the one who has pushed me to take my photography into a different path. Yet, regardless of whether I do photojournalism or studio photography, my motivation comes from an understanding that as Africans we must be engaged in addressing and showing our side of a story in order to confront the lack of a balanced perspective that stems from the foreign gaze.”


Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aïda Muluneh left the country at a young age and spent an itinerant childhood. After several years in a boarding school in Cyprus, she finally settled in Canada in 1985. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Communications with a major in Film from Howard University in Washington D.C. After graduation, she worked as a photojournalist at the Washington Post, however her work can be found in several publications. She is the founder and director of the first international photography festival, the Addis Foto Fest. She has published a book titled, “Ethiopia: Past/Forward,” which is a coffee table book that reflects her vision on reconnecting to Ethiopia through memory and nostalgia. Her latest works play with this notion of memories, by reinventing contemporary rituals through the characters that she depicts.

Now a mentor to the younger generation herself, Aïda will open her studio and share her skills and knowledge with 5 young talented artists. They will engage into dialogues, produce new work together and learn from each other during a 10 day intensive studio period in Kampala.

More info, visit the Kampala Art Biennale website

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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, networking, workshop
Free Taster Session + networking event
April 18th (or 17th or 19th)
5.30 pm- 8.30 pm

How can increased self awareness improve work productivity, teamwork and communication within your organisation?

Join Design Hub Kampala and the Amani Institute, a social enterprise based in Kenya, Brazil and India, who designs and delivers engaging, and transformational learning programs that help individuals build the skills and networks to move to the next phase of their careers.

In this workshop on Knowing Your Management Style For Improved Work Productivity, we want to help managers become more aware of their management style. We will use a personal assessment tool to get you as a manager to understand yourself better and how you can adapt your behavior with others within a work team, a leadership position, or other relationships.

By the end of the session, you will:
– Increase your self-knowledge around your behaviour styles: What are the effective and ineffective traits of your style?
– Improve your working relationships by recognizing the needs of your colleagues based on their styles

This session is going to be an example of the methodology and tools provided by the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI), a 5-month, modular, training & development program to build business and leadership skills in middle and senior managers of small and growing businesses across East Africa.developed in collaboration with Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Argidius Foundation.

After a successful launch in Kenya, the program will start running in Kampala, Uganda for the first time in early May. 

For more info about the programme: https://amaniinstitute.org/what-we-do/amani-leadership-management-impact/
Sign up for a free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/know-your-management-style-to-improve-work-productivity-tickets-44665321178
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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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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, networking, workshop
When US giants like Google, Microsoft and Facebook invest millions in the African tech sector we should take note. This is not only driven by the desire to conquer the future African digital consumer. There is also a huge opportunity to cultivate and recruit African tech talent to fill the international talent gap. Two years ago Tunga started in Kampala to fill this gap.

Tunga builds reliable software and software teams consisting of talented and ambitious African developers that have a solid understanding of international standards for clients worldwide. Also, Tunga is based on Impact Sourcing: the integration of socioeconomically disadvantaged workers either through outsourcing or by setting up remote or virtual teams using digital technology.

This meeting is a fantastic opportunity for you or your company to gain insights into the potential of the African tech sector for your business.

Program:

15:00-15:15 – Walk-in
15:15-15:45 – Ernesto Spruyt – CEO at Tunga
15:45-16:30 – Speed dates
16:30-16:45 – Ineke Aquarius – Managing director at Mango Tree, Founder at Design hub
16:45-17:00 – Remo Samuel Paul – Project manager at Tunga
17:00-18:00 – Informal drinks

If you would like to take part in this FREE event please sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tunga-digital-solutions-for-social-problems-tickets-42491284576
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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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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:

4 PM: DESTINATION MARKETING – HOW TO BEST MARKET UGANDA AS A TOURIST DESTINATION? By TMC
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.

5 PM: BRANDING AND COMMUNICATION IN A CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE By WGreen.
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.

6 PM: CREATING INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY by Jan Boelo & Afriek
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.
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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.

AGENDA
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

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