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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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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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Concert, Events
Joss Stone – winner of multiple Grammy and BRIT awards, with 6 platinum albums – is finally coming to Uganda for the first time.

This legendary singer needs no introduction, but if you are unfamiliar with her beautiful voice, check out her Soul Sessions albums, as well as her new work ‘Water for the Soul’.

We are excited to announce that Joss will be working on a new song with a local Ugandan artist, adding to her impressive list of collaborations, including Damian Marley, Mick Jagger, Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana, Sean Paul and countless others.

This is one concert you seriously cannot miss.  

Tickets are available from Design Hub Kampala @50.00 UGX
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Events, Film Screening
The refugee crisis in Uganda’s Kyangwali Refugee Settlement isn’t new. For the people of this camp, being a refugee is a protracted circumstance endured for decades. 

“Sauti” (“Voice” in Swahili) follows the efforts of five young women who were brought to the Settlement as children and who, as they approach adulthood, strive to pursue their dreams for a future beyond the constraints of a protracted refugee situation in Uganda. Though safer than they were before, little else has changed since fleeing war and persecution years ago in their home countries of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. Transcending the label ‘refugee’ has been especially challenging for the women of Kyangwali.

Join the creators of Sauti for these special Uganda premieres. Learn more about the film at http://sautifilm.org/
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Events, Exibitions, Photography
ABOUT THE ‘SEED OF KATWE’ STORIES’ BOOK 
Writen by: Michiel van Oosterhout

Michiel van Oosterhout commonly known as ‘Mo’ is a Dutch citizen, who has been living in Uganda for the last 16 years and he is well versed with the cultural, political and economic situation in Kampala. He is a professional journalist and filmmaker.

The book focuses on giving a vivid artistic and cultural-social interpretation of the Katwe area slum communities. 

The purpose of the book is to shed light on,expose and inform the wider public about the social,cultural and economic realities of these neighborhoods. Collected interviews and content from sources such as the local leadership in Katwe,the police, the local youth, the women and the division leaders among others.

The book will specifically focus on the history of Katwe, youth crime & police, women & children from Katwe. The content will reflect their daily struggles and challenges, not forgetting their hopes and suggested solutions, written and styled in a popular fashion and accompanied by illustrations made by our own artists it is an interesting read.

ABOUT THE ‘BEYOND THE MARGINS’ EXHIBITION 
The exhibition reflects the realities of underprivileged Kampala communities. The hardships a ‘Ghetto child’ goes through to become successful in life. The art works are inspired by the children’s’ imagination.

Going ‘ Beyond the Margins’ calls for individuals from all socio-economic divides to come together and imagine the possibilities.
The Launch date on the 5th Dec 2017 shall Host the Ambassador of the Netherlands as the chief guest

The program for the launch date will run from 5 pm – 9 pm

Activities will include: interactions, music, cultural sharing and a snack.

Contacts: 0782859189 / 0755471242
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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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