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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

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/

Events, Exibitions, Photography
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.

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

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


#YourMusicYourVoice will present to you musicians from across Africa and the diaspora whose music is all about social justice. Among others, Uganda is represented by our own Ghetto President turned MP Bobi Wine.

Performing Artists:
MEGALOH feat. Ghanaian Stallion 🇩🇪
Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi AKA H.E. Bobi Wine 🇺🇬
Kane Limam Monza 🇲🇷
Xuman L’officiel 🇸🇳
Sylvester and Abramz 🇺🇬
Outspoken ThaHumbleNeophyte 🇿🇼
LadySlyke UG 🇺🇬
Eric Onekey 🇷🇼
Nash Mc Zuzu 🇹🇿
Mc Yallah 🇺🇬
St. Nelly-sade 🇺🇬

About the project: #YourMusicYourVoice is a project to create a platform for Pan-African dialogue between socially active artistes to discuss their role in using music and fame to raise awareness of social issues.

Hon. Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine will represent Uganda as a politically vocal artiste and newly elected MP, bringing that point of view to the discussion.

On the 3rd of October, at a public symposium at the Uganda National Museum, participants will also discuss the role of social media in respect to socially conscious music and freedom of expression. The artistes will also engage with festival organizers and other stakeholders in their industries to discuss the different roles in supporting socially conscious music, creating platforms for self-empowerment, and critically analyzing the space they operate in – including funding structures, censorship and self-censorship.

Behind the scenes, artists will also gather at Firebase Studio to record a collaboration together that will be published on www.musicinafrica.net.

About MEGALOH 🇩🇪: For years, Megaloh has been a stand-out phenomenon in German hip hop. He’s your favourite rappers’ favourite rapper, blessed with a unique gift for flows, melodies and imagery. Above all, however, he’s a storyteller who recounts his personal ups and downs with an unfamiliar candour and with the natural authority of an MC who’s “genuine” in every way.

Megaloh knows not only how to use his voice and language, he knows what he’s talking about. Every word he raps has meaning far above and beyond the autobiographical level. Under the auspices of the Goethe-Institut, Megaloh and Ghanaian Stallion will be bringing this music to five African cities in October 2017: Kampala (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Harare (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kinshasa (Congo).

At a time in which African beats rule the whole pop music world and are breaking down one border after another, it’s all coming full circle for them personally, too. Their tour represents the culmination of a long search for answers as well as a vibrant expression of a newfound Afropean identity. Music that is extremely personal and yet global, in step with the times. With no finger-pointing, no compromises, no ifs or buts. But with plenty of larger-than-life swag.

Entry Fee: 5k Ticket Pre-Sale:
– Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS (Bukoto Street)
– Que Pasa Kampala (Kisementi)
– Design Hub Kampala (5th Street, Industrial Area)

Another great turn out at the 2nd FinTech4AG event that took place on the 29th of September! About 100 people were in attendance from the Finance,Technology and Agricultural sectors. 

The 2nd Fintech4AG meetup organized by UNCDF MM4P, CGAP – Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and Laboremus Uganda focused on how FinTechs can unlock access to financial services for smallholder farmers in Uganda. Below is a news clip with representatives from the partners discussing the reason behind the event, which is to bring the various players in the financial, agricultural and technology sectors together.

As stated by Nathan Were (CGAP):
“we bring these findings in the room such that people who are innovative are able to see the extent of the problem, the needs that are available within the agricultural space and start thinking about what kind of innovations can tackle those problems. When these are developed, we take them to the farmers.”


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/

Events, Training, workshop
We are incredibly excited to announce the upcoming DATA4CHAN.GE workshop to be held in partnership with DefendDefenders at Design Hub in Kampala. 

DATA4CHAN.GE brings talented people in the visual storytelling community together with human rights organisations that have fascinating original datasets and powerful stories to tell.  During our workshops interdisciplinary teams consisting of data researchers, coders, UX designers, graphic designers and human rights organisations create data visualisations and devise innovative advocacy strategies.

During the workshops interdisciplinary teams consisting of data researchers, coders, UX designers, graphic designers and human rights organisations create data visualisations and devise innovative communication-based campaigns. DATA4CHAN.GE is a workshop where human rights organisations and the creative sector can collaborate to create data visualisations aimed at elevating public engagement and effective advocacy, which in turn could bring about real positive change.