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Concert, Events, Party
We’ve never been excited to present something this kind, Inspired by Amsterdam’s wildest annual color festival “The Neon splash” where ravers dress in color while dancing to good electronic music under black lights.

The Social brings you 2018’s first edition:
<<NEON: The Glowing Rave>>
The only outdoor neon/glow party Kampala has ever seen where the entire yard will be covered with black lights, a big stage to fit 13 djs & of course a ridiculous sound system.

To make the ex-ordinary happen, we decided to partner with “Kampala Color Fun Run” a popular color festival held every year where participants run through streets dressed in white and doused in powder at every kilometer. ‘They know more about color’

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more exciting, “Cobeeglow” an American glow-stick manufacturer sponsored 3000 glowing necklaces, bracelets, glasses & more to see it to that <<NEON: The Glowing Rave>> meets its expectations.

I know what you’re thinking:…What about the dj lineup? Are we gonna have more of the same djs playing? The answer is a big NO!!

*****Dj Lineup:****
-Dj Riki (India)
Dj Cybersnack (Germany)
SoundEngine (Ug)
Darkmeme (Ug)
Jinku (Kenya)
Hibotep (Ethiopia)
Monroe (Kenya)
Izaya The Composer(Ug)
– Faizal Mostrixx (Ug)

Audio Journey taking us through ..Trap, House, Techno, Drumbass, Afro, Grim & Dubstep until the morning sun shines upon us.

Fee: 20k (Comes with free glow sticks & powder)
Dress code: Strictly Neon/White 

NOTE: Dress in clothes you don’t mind ruining.

This event is proudly brought to you by Ultimate EventsHatari VoltageThe SocialKampala Color Fun Run & Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS
Sponsored by MAGIC 1 HDSkyz Hotel
Hosted by Design Hub Kampala
*Alcohol not for sale to persons under 18 years of age. Drink responsibly*
***You’re always advised to watch your personal items like phones & bags. The Social won’t be held responsible for lose.

Concert, Events
RHYTHM is the theme of this eighth episode of the Kaz Kasozi Soiree. It explores the sense of rhythm in the human body. There will be special dance themes and music that evokes the body to move. 

A special character called the dancing clown will make an appearance. If you enjoy rhythmic play and dance, this one is for you. 
Come early if you want to take part in a dance routine. It will be taught between 7:30 -7:50pm.

30K entrance fee

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

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.

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.

Events, networking

There is no better way to get to know new people and businesses  than being apart of a business networking event.  NUTIP together with the embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands has once again organised a networking event to close off the year. The “‘invite only” event will be at the Design Hub Kampala. Do not miss an evening filled with innovative,creative minds and insightful conversations. We cant wait to see you there!

Approximately 100 companies of Dutch origin and 50 Dutch-Uganda partnerships operate in Uganda, engaging in a diverse range of business activities. Within this context, several founding organisations came together and formed a business platform that actively lobbies and advocates for the interests of these companies. In 2014 the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda officially launched the Netherlands-Uganda Trade and Investment Platform (NUTIP).

NUTIP is a Ugandan association that harnesses the economic power of cooperation between Dutch and Ugandan entrepreneurs. NUTIP is governed by a voluntary board and is proud to have the Dutch ambassador, His Excellency Henk Jan Bakker, as its patron. Through its members and connections to Dutch and Ugandan government institutions, it has a strong network and ability to provide support to both Ugandan and Dutch businesses.

Concert, Events
YE’NZE, Sandra Nankoma’s solo debut presents a new age of soul from Uganda. A combination of tribal lyrics taking one through a journey of the artist’s upbringing coming from a Muganda mother and a Mugwere father, the album titles fuses the respective words meaning “It’s me” in her two native languages.

With the the influence of the 60-90s legends of soul like Farida Sonko, Miriam Makeba, Anita Baker, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu – the music is about sharing these generations. Transforming from her past fame as Sandy Soul to Sandra Nankoma, this album is perhaps inevitable to miss-the vocal soul star covers the musical baselines of Jazz and soul-ballad with a distinctive identity and tune that will break barriers of an African soul singer and take the world by storm. 

As a singer, song writer, Sandra Nankoma has collaborated with Multiple geniuses on this project: Kaz Kasozi her Mentor, producer and Music director of Littleroom Studio, Uganda; David Felgeirolles, of Future Paradise Studio, France; Michael Avron, Christophe Pittet and Felix Sabal-Lecco.

YE’NZE drops this week on Thursday 22nd February 2018.  A press listening session is held by Fezah App at Design Hub on 11th of March. You can find the album on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Believe, and CD Baby. 

If you’re a devoted lover of soul, this album is a different soul that you never heard before, it is Ugandan and you can not miss its generational expression. Welcome to the new Age of Soul!

For more information: https://www.nankomasandra.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SandraNankoma/ Instagram: @sandra_nankoma

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 .

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.

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.

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. 

– 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

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.


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

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!

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