2017 Annual Heritage Award winners recognized

2017 Annual Heritage Award winners recognized

The 7th Annual National Youth Heritage Awarding ceremony was organized by CCFU under its Heritage Education Programme.
In the National Heritage Competition, young people below 20 years were invited to draw or paint traditional dances from their respective cultures, explain how they are performed and their significance in their communities.

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Royal Tomb of Omukama Kyebambe of Bunyoro renovated

Royal Tomb of Omukama Kyebambe of Bunyoro renovated

The renovated Royal Tomb of Omukama Kyebambe Nyamutukura III, the 19th Babiito King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom was officially handed over to the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom by the Kibaale District Heritage Development Project Committee. The renovation of the tomb was supported by the Cross-Cultural Foundation

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Promoting women’s rights in Acholi: handbooks launched

Promoting women’s rights in Acholi: handbooks launched

On Tuesday 7 November 2017, CCFU launched two practical handbooks on using Acholi culture to promote women’s rights and empowerment. Written in the English and Acholi languages, the handbooks are entitled, “My Rights as a Woman or Girl – What does Acholi culture say?” and “Promoting Women’s Rights as Defined

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Uganda hosts the East Africa Arts and Culture Festival

Uganda hosts the East Africa Arts and Culture Festival

The Festival was officially opened by Rt. Hon. Dr . Ruhakana Rugunda Prime Minister of Uganda on September 10, 2017 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
East Africa partner states participated in music performances, arts and craft exhibitions, comedy and drama, traditional wrestling among other activities.
CCFU presented a paper on Critical

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Oral history documentation for the Batwa in Bundibugyo

Oral history documentation for the Batwa in Bundibugyo

Background
While the Batwa have been at the centre of national and international attention for some time and have received some support from development partners, most interventions and studies have not focused on the preservation of their heritage or the promotion of their cultural rights.
CCFU’s interactions with the Batwa

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Cultural Institutions set Guidelines for Oil Companies

Cultural Institutions set Guidelines for Oil Companies

Over the past few years, traditional cultural institutions have called for their meaningful involvement in the oil and gas sector to enhance economic benefits and development for their respective communities and to protect the cultural resources located within the oil rich regions.
On 21st June, the three prime

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Report on ‘Women, Culture and Rights in Acholi’ launched

Report on ‘Women, Culture and Rights in Acholi’ launched

More than 80 representatives from cultural institutions, government, civil society, religious institutions, individual cultural activists, writers and the media gathered at Kakanyero Hotel in Gulu to witness the launch of an important research report on “Women, Culture and Rights in Acholi”.
Culture and traditions have often been perceived in Uganda

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Celebrating the preservation of historical properties

Celebrating the preservation of historical properties

Mengo Hospital and Ham Mukasa House, Kampala, Uganda – May 18, 2017 – International Museums Day

Representatives from government, civil society, religious institutions, individual cultural activists and well-wishers gathered at Mengo Hospital and at the Ham Mukasa ancestral home to recognize preservation efforts of the owners of these historical

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CCFU launches the Oral history project for the Lendu

CCFU launches the Oral history project for the Lendu

This project has been launched in Zombo in April 2017. In 2016, CCFU embarked on an Oral History Documentation project to support the preservation of the oral history of three indigenous minority groups. The Lendu community in Zombo was selected as one of the three partners on this project.
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We make our own musical instruments – Heritage club members

We make our own musical instruments – Heritage club members

April 17-18, 2017, CCFU conducted support visits to heritage clubs in Nebbi and Arua. The main objective was to ascertain the progress of activities as outlined in the heritage education toolkit, motivate young people in the clubs and publicise the 2017 heritage competition for youth.
This is part of the

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