Geo-Information Management Working Group, Uganda C
20 June
Dear Geo-Information Working Group Members, Geo-IMWG meeting at Statistics House, Conference Hall, Fl 1, 930am-130pm. Topics to be discussed shall include: 2014 Census Geography Sharing and Dissemination United Nations Global Geo-Information Management 2016 Addis Ababa Declarations to Member Countries AARSE 2016 to be hosted by Uganda (College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Makerere University) 2020 Round of Censuses Joint Geo-spatial Data Collection Initiative GIS Day 2016 Preparations and Launch of Cartographic Association of Uganda Geo-Information Management Working Group Website -GIS-Solutions Ltd e-Station Installation Facility for Earth Observation Data (NEMA) Appeal Please don't hesitate to send over your input to the agenda topics before end week -June 10th, including what you have been working on lately from Jan-June 2016 in Geospatial Data and Information Production. Send in a maximum of 2 pages to be shared with members in form of a brief. Members you are all welcome. Bernard Justus Muhwezi When Monday, June 20, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Uganda Bureau of Statistics - Statistics House, Plot 9 Colville Street/Box 7186,Kampala Colville Street, Kampala, Central Region - View Map Chair, Geo-Information Management Working Group, Uganda Chapter Organizer of Geo-Information Management Working Group, Uganda Chapter Meeting Endeavor to attend in person and allow time for networking at the beginning of the meeting. We shall have a networking health tea/snacks start at 9:30-10:00am outside the Conference Hall, Stats House, Fl 1, before the begin of day's business agenda that shall conclude with lunch at 1:30pm. Every presentation shall be a maximum of 15min. Carry with you a 1-2 printed page of your relavant agency work or send it ahead of time to be reproduced for sharing. We note that our usual meeting discussions are based on what is new, additions, extras, exceptions, appeal, challenges and solutions, the geospatial background is a common stuff to the members.
Millions of African youth face daily challenges, including bereavement due to loss of parents to AIDS, extreme poverty, conflict, displacement, illness, or physical and sexual victimization, all of which can contribute to poor behavioral health. In many African countries, the development and scale-up of evidence-based behavioral health services for children and youth needs greater attention. To address this need, this inaugural conference will bring policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and community members together to begin to collaboratively develop and ultimately test theoretically informed, culturally appropriate, evidence-based and youth- and family-focused service models. Conference organizers originate from Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.S. This event will also launch the Global Behavioral Health Fellowship program for new investigators and Ph.D. candidates committed to behavioral health research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers include African NGO leaders and government officials, as well as academic researchers from institutions including New York University, Columbia University, Oxford University, Makerere University, University of Nairobi, University of Ghana, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, and University College London. Deliverables Establishing a tradition by creating an annual forum to share findings, develop leaderships/partnerships, and advocate for improved child behavioral health services. Journal of Global Social Welfare special issue dedicated to research findings presented at conference. Mentorship for emerging scholars. New investigators and Ph.D. students can apply for fellowships to attend the conference, where fellows will be paired with a senior scholar to collaborate on conference-related research publications. When Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Ternan Avenue, Kampala, Central Region 7041
First Annual Conference on Child Behavioral Health
12 July
Businessmen have been keeping a keen eye on Uganda’s economic performance as the country continues to develop into a rapidly emerging market for consumer and capital goods from around the world. Traders and business people around the world realise the great potential the country holds as an up-and-coming market and are now beginning to penetrate the Ugandan market in a big way. This Exhibition will provide an opportunity to sell directly into the Ugandan market instead of routing its merchandise through Kenya. Uganda’s economic performance in the last few years has generated a lot of interest in business circles around the world. Economists believe that the country has an economy with great potential as it is endowed with significant natural resources, including amply fertile land, regular rainfall, rich mineral deposits and a skilled labour force. Little wonder then that economic forecasts for Uganda predict that the country is now poised for rapid economic growth and development. Political stability has been the cornerstone of economic success in Uganda. Since President Museveni came to power in 1986 there has been peace in most parts of the country. Recent presidential elections have further boosted the country’s image and provided a platform for further economic development. In the last 10 years Uganda has made an impressive recovery from its turbulent past. Today, the country’s economy is on the upswing following the implementation of a structural adjustment programme recommended by the International Monetary Fund (IMF): in the last year the economy grew by over seven per cent Uganda today is a country at peace. It boasts the fastest-growing economy in East Africa, and is working to better the lives of it’s people by moving towards a representative government and laying the groundwork to establish a viable commercial market. Uganda’s economy grew by 4 per cent in 2003, and since 1992 some $350 million in foreign investment has flowed into the country. The inflation rate has dropped to under 10 per cent from a high of 250 per cent in 1987. Reform programs have slashed government employment by half, and reduced ministries by a third and the armed forces by 30 per cent. As the relationship between the international business community and Uganda develops in scope and stature, plenty of opportunities are becoming available to Ugandan exporters as well as foreign investors, entrepreneurs and holiday travellers. Given such a positive climate, the joint efforts of the Ugandan government and private sector organisations to create an ever-greater economic bond are also expected to gain momentum in the coming years. When Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM (GST) - Add to Calendar
Uganda Trade Expo 2016
13 March
MAKERS meet-up Saturday
05 December
Are you ready to develop creative products in Uganda? FabLab Kampala, Fundi Bots, and Design without Borders presents meet-up event. At this event, you will have opportunities to join MAKERS community and network in Uganda. We will provide you 1) innovative and creative products and practices, 2) short dialogue about MAKERS movement in Uganda, and 3) MAKERS networking. This event is sponsored by UIRI (Uganda Industrial Research Institute). *MAKERS are people who make products and create innovation in personal passion not in company. MAKERS culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture which is less concerned with physical objects (opposed to software) and the creation of new devices (opposed to tinkering with existing ones). Some makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies. The combination with MAKERS and entrepreneur' s spirit (or MAKES MOVEMENT) give an impact on not only personal life but also total industry and society Intended Participants: potential MAKERS community members, such as ? ? ENGINEERS and prospective ENGINEERS, who are electronics or mechanical hobbyists interested in?reverse engineering or making something new and actively collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds. (Students, graduates...) ? ?Tech-based ENTREPRENEURS and INNOVATORS, who wish further develop their line of products in ?cooperation with MAKERS who have diverse backgrounds and knowledge, which can take products to market. ? ?Product DESIGNERS, who wish create innovative products in the team. Program Overview Date: 5th Dec (Sat) 2015 Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm Venue: UIRI conference hall (Nakawa Industrial Area) Admission: Free LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! *Refreshment served. Speakers Solomon King-Founder of Fundi Bots Victor Paul Kawagga-Lab Administrator, Lead Technician and Lead Instructor for electronics of Fundi Bots Elmar Stroomer-Lead Designer, Design Without Border Jun Ito-Co-founder, FabLab Kampala Philippa Ngaju-Department Head, Instrumentation Division, UIRI Sponsor& Host ?Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) Speakers [Solomon King] Founder of Fundi Bots [Victor Paul Kawagga] Lab Administrator, Lead Technician and Lead Instructor for electronics of Fundi Bots [Elmar Stroomer] Lead Designer, Design Without Border [Jun Ito] Co-founder, FabLab Kampala Philippa Ngaju] Department Head, Instrumentation Division, UIRI Sponsor& Host Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) Fundi Bots Design Without Borders CONTACT- fablabkampala@gmail.com #NETWORKING #COMMUNITY
Mon
Jun
20
Geo-Information Management Working Group, Uganda C
Dear Geo-Information Working Group Members, Geo-IMWG meeting at Statistics House, Conference Hall, Fl 1, 930am-130pm. Topics to be discussed shall include: 2014 Census Geography Sharing and Dissemination United Nations Global Geo-Information Management 2016 Addis Ababa Declarations to Member Countries AARSE 2016 to be hosted by Uganda (College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Makerere University) 2020 Round of Censuses Joint Geo-spatial Data Collection Initiative GIS Day 2016 Preparations and Launch of Cartographic Association of Uganda Geo-Information Management Working Group Website -GIS-Solutions Ltd e-Station Installation Facility for Earth Observation Data (NEMA) Appeal Please don't hesitate to send over your input to the agenda topics before end week -June 10th, including what you have been working on lately from Jan-June 2016 in Geospatial Data and Information Production. Send in a maximum of 2 pages to be shared with members in form of a brief. Members you are all welcome. Bernard Justus Muhwezi When Monday, June 20, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Uganda Bureau of Statistics - Statistics House, Plot 9 Colville Street/Box 7186,Kampala Colville Street, Kampala, Central Region - View Map Chair, Geo-Information Management Working Group, Uganda Chapter Organizer of Geo-Information Management Working Group, Uganda Chapter Meeting Endeavor to attend in person and allow time for networking at the beginning of the meeting. We shall have a networking health tea/snacks start at 9:30-10:00am outside the Conference Hall, Stats House, Fl 1, before the begin of day's business agenda that shall conclude with lunch at 1:30pm. Every presentation shall be a maximum of 15min. Carry with you a 1-2 printed page of your relavant agency work or send it ahead of time to be reproduced for sharing. We note that our usual meeting discussions are based on what is new, additions, extras, exceptions, appeal, challenges and solutions, the geospatial background is a common stuff to the members.

Tue
Jul
12
First Annual Conference on Child Behavioral Health
Millions of African youth face daily challenges, including bereavement due to loss of parents to AIDS, extreme poverty, conflict, displacement, illness, or physical and sexual victimization, all of which can contribute to poor behavioral health. In many African countries, the development and scale-up of evidence-based behavioral health services for children and youth needs greater attention. To address this need, this inaugural conference will bring policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and community members together to begin to collaboratively develop and ultimately test theoretically informed, culturally appropriate, evidence-based and youth- and family-focused service models. Conference organizers originate from Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.S. This event will also launch the Global Behavioral Health Fellowship program for new investigators and Ph.D. candidates committed to behavioral health research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers include African NGO leaders and government officials, as well as academic researchers from institutions including New York University, Columbia University, Oxford University, Makerere University, University of Nairobi, University of Ghana, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, and University College London. Deliverables Establishing a tradition by creating an annual forum to share findings, develop leaderships/partnerships, and advocate for improved child behavioral health services. Journal of Global Social Welfare special issue dedicated to research findings presented at conference. Mentorship for emerging scholars. New investigators and Ph.D. students can apply for fellowships to attend the conference, where fellows will be paired with a senior scholar to collaborate on conference-related research publications. When Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Ternan Avenue, Kampala, Central Region 7041

Tue
Apr
12
Teacher Leadership Development Conference
The conference will address the following topics; gender equity, Conflict management, Building high performance teams, coaching for performance, financial literacy and strategic planning. The sessions will be facilitated by professionals in each field. The conference will also discuss success stories, best practices and key challenges that face head teachers as heads of institutions of learning in Uganda. When Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Bukoto Street - Kampala, Uganda

Tue
Apr
12
Teacher Leadership Development Conference
The conference will address the following topics; gender equity, Conflict management, Building high performance teams, coaching for performance, financial literacy and strategic planning. The sessions will be facilitated by professionals in each field. The conference will also discuss success stories, best practices and key challenges that face head teachers as heads of institutions of learning in Uganda. When Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Bukoto Street - Kampala, Uganda

Mon
Mar
21
Humanitarian Innovation Jam 2016
The Humanitarian Innovation Jam brings together humanitarians, academics, and the private sector to discuss and problem-solve around humanitarian innovation. The 2016 edition will have a special focus on convening refugee and host community innovators who want to develop the best possible solutions to some of their community’s biggest challenges. This is a conference with little talk, but lots of action. If you’re a local innovator, addressing issues facing your community, expect to walk away with practical tools and resources. At the end of this event we hope to answer these key questions: How can we, as local innovators increase impact? How can humanitarian organizations build up the creative capacity of communities, and empower them to innovate for themselves? Find out more: http://hij.unhcrinnovation.org When Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where Makerere University - St Francis Student Center, Kampala, Uganda - View Map

Sun
Mar
13
Uganda Trade Expo 2016
Businessmen have been keeping a keen eye on Uganda’s economic performance as the country continues to develop into a rapidly emerging market for consumer and capital goods from around the world. Traders and business people around the world realise the great potential the country holds as an up-and-coming market and are now beginning to penetrate the Ugandan market in a big way. This Exhibition will provide an opportunity to sell directly into the Ugandan market instead of routing its merchandise through Kenya. Uganda’s economic performance in the last few years has generated a lot of interest in business circles around the world. Economists believe that the country has an economy with great potential as it is endowed with significant natural resources, including amply fertile land, regular rainfall, rich mineral deposits and a skilled labour force. Little wonder then that economic forecasts for Uganda predict that the country is now poised for rapid economic growth and development. Political stability has been the cornerstone of economic success in Uganda. Since President Museveni came to power in 1986 there has been peace in most parts of the country. Recent presidential elections have further boosted the country’s image and provided a platform for further economic development. In the last 10 years Uganda has made an impressive recovery from its turbulent past. Today, the country’s economy is on the upswing following the implementation of a structural adjustment programme recommended by the International Monetary Fund (IMF): in the last year the economy grew by over seven per cent Uganda today is a country at peace. It boasts the fastest-growing economy in East Africa, and is working to better the lives of it’s people by moving towards a representative government and laying the groundwork to establish a viable commercial market. Uganda’s economy grew by 4 per cent in 2003, and since 1992 some $350 million in foreign investment has flowed into the country. The inflation rate has dropped to under 10 per cent from a high of 250 per cent in 1987. Reform programs have slashed government employment by half, and reduced ministries by a third and the armed forces by 30 per cent. As the relationship between the international business community and Uganda develops in scope and stature, plenty of opportunities are becoming available to Ugandan exporters as well as foreign investors, entrepreneurs and holiday travellers. Given such a positive climate, the joint efforts of the Ugandan government and private sector organisations to create an ever-greater economic bond are also expected to gain momentum in the coming years. When Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM (GST) - Add to Calendar

Sat
Dec
19
Christmas Carols Live
Nothing ushers in the Christmas mood like Carols… For that, Music Minds are bringing together some of Uganda’s best musicians and choirs for the event; The Kansanga Miracle Center Mass Choir, Soul Orchestra Afrika, St. Joseph’s Choir from Christ The King, Well Springs Band from All Saints Cathedral, Proclaim Music from, Sandra Suubi and multi-talented Saxophonist Mo Roots. The event is brought to you by; Music Minds, Kaymu, Kampala Serena, Fenon Records, NTV and Spirit FM. UGX 50,000 | VIP Table UGX 3,000,000 7:00 PM on Saturday Kampala Serena Hotel

Sat
Dec
12
Digital Activism
Our December monthly online Discussion will be on Digital Activism in Africa. Here we shall have an overview on Digital Activism and learn how to spread awareness using social media. Kindly forward your Twitter/Facebook handle using this form http://goo.gl/forms/MIJxpwCGDY and we shall connect with you. We welcome all to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @fundafricainc #TechchatAfrica The one hour discussion will be on 12th December 2015 from 11am to noon. Looking forward to having an engaging discussion with you. When-Friday, December 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EAT) - Add to Calendar Where-29 Old Kira Road, Kamwokya - Kampala, Central Region UG - View Map

Sat
Dec
05
MAKERS meet-up Saturday
Are you ready to develop creative products in Uganda? FabLab Kampala, Fundi Bots, and Design without Borders presents meet-up event. At this event, you will have opportunities to join MAKERS community and network in Uganda. We will provide you 1) innovative and creative products and practices, 2) short dialogue about MAKERS movement in Uganda, and 3) MAKERS networking. This event is sponsored by UIRI (Uganda Industrial Research Institute). *MAKERS are people who make products and create innovation in personal passion not in company. MAKERS culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture which is less concerned with physical objects (opposed to software) and the creation of new devices (opposed to tinkering with existing ones). Some makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies. The combination with MAKERS and entrepreneur' s spirit (or MAKES MOVEMENT) give an impact on not only personal life but also total industry and society Intended Participants: potential MAKERS community members, such as ? ? ENGINEERS and prospective ENGINEERS, who are electronics or mechanical hobbyists interested in?reverse engineering or making something new and actively collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds. (Students, graduates...) ? ?Tech-based ENTREPRENEURS and INNOVATORS, who wish further develop their line of products in ?cooperation with MAKERS who have diverse backgrounds and knowledge, which can take products to market. ? ?Product DESIGNERS, who wish create innovative products in the team. Program Overview Date: 5th Dec (Sat) 2015 Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm Venue: UIRI conference hall (Nakawa Industrial Area) Admission: Free LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! *Refreshment served. Speakers Solomon King-Founder of Fundi Bots Victor Paul Kawagga-Lab Administrator, Lead Technician and Lead Instructor for electronics of Fundi Bots Elmar Stroomer-Lead Designer, Design Without Border Jun Ito-Co-founder, FabLab Kampala Philippa Ngaju-Department Head, Instrumentation Division, UIRI Sponsor& Host ?Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) Speakers [Solomon King] Founder of Fundi Bots [Victor Paul Kawagga] Lab Administrator, Lead Technician and Lead Instructor for electronics of Fundi Bots [Elmar Stroomer] Lead Designer, Design Without Border [Jun Ito] Co-founder, FabLab Kampala Philippa Ngaju] Department Head, Instrumentation Division, UIRI Sponsor& Host Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) Fundi Bots Design Without Borders CONTACT- fablabkampala@gmail.com #NETWORKING #COMMUNITY