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  • Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    My father inspired me to go for coronavirus vaccination.  At first, I was scared because some people kept saying the vaccine could kill you. And also listening to complaints people had about it. A lady in a WhatsApp group, for example, shared her experience in the hospital when her mother was vaccinated and she said […]

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  • Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

    Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

    Most people in Uganda, even our parents inclusive, only think having a salaried job is the only relevant thing to have after finishing school.  I give myself as an example. After school, I used to help my dad with legal advice for making decisions in his company, but I wasn’t even appreciated. He could ask […]

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  • Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

    Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

    CPAR Uganda, Lira University and University of East Anglia, UK, are pleased to announce the inception of our research and advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda,” funded by the British Academy. Dr. Ben Jones giving the overview of the project during the team workshop The project leaders are […]

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  • Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

    Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

    We are excited that some of the innovators participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project have specific intentions to engage in agri-business throughout a value chain. One of them is Isagara, who is originally from Kijunjubwa Village in Masindi District, is married in Acholi and is a resident of Pece Vangard […]

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  • Lesson for Success #06: Emotional Intelligence and Maturity

    Lesson for Success #06: Emotional Intelligence and Maturity

    The Basoga have a saying that if a person has bigger genitals than yours, do not go sulking that ‘it is a hydrocele’. Emotional intelligence is the competency of understanding and mastering your own emotions and recognizing the emotions of others in a way that instils: Confidence Motivates Inspires Picture credit: Norah Owaraga Emotional intelligence […]

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  • Lesson for Success #05: Creativity

    Lesson for Success #05: Creativity

    During our wedding 10 years ago, a mysterious agent gave us a little but very uniquely designed tea pot. It’s the present we keep talking about. The very sight of it made us take more and more tea. Such creativity – the competency of conceiving and selecting innovative strategies and ideas for your organization – […]

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  • Lesson for Success #04: Communication and Presentation

    Lesson for Success #04: Communication and Presentation

    During one of the stiffest student contexts at MIT, a young innovator from Makerere made such a passionate pitch that the entire room turned to see what was going on. He presented like there was no tomorrow. He won the small innovation prize! Similarly, during one of the interviews I participated in some months back, […]

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  • Lesson for Success #03: Reliability & Consistency

    Lesson for Success #03: Reliability & Consistency

    The GE9X family of turbines that fly a Boeing 777 run for 16 hours at core temperatures of 1,300 centigrade (higher than the melting point of each of the elements that make the core) but it never relents. From Rio-de-Janeiro to Amsterdam. The following day it goes to Melbourne and it does the same exact […]

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  • Lesson for Success #02: Systems Thinking

    Lesson for Success #02: Systems Thinking

    When my fellow ‘Mitchellite’ tripped and fell flat while coming from the mess, his plate of food remained exactly horizontal and only one bean managed to fall off. In the real world, things do not occur in straight causal lines – things are connected; causal chains are complex and balanced. One thing affects another, which […]

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  • Lesson for success #01: Pay Attention to Detail

    Lesson for success #01: Pay Attention to Detail

    In secondary school, one of our mentors, an elderly man in the ‘Brothers of Christian Instruction’ congregation used to say two slogans to us every time he met us: “Neglect Nothing” “Mind the Minutest” Young people seem to lack detail. They gloss over things. They are not cerebral. Reports are shallow and lack the meat […]

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