This year the Foundation will recognise individuals/institution in the 2018 National Cultural Heritage Awards through social recognition, publicity and a cash prize at a national event in Kampala.
The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) has received support (mostly from UNESCO) for a 3-year project. The project aims at raising awareness of the management and academic staff in 4 universities in Uganda on the relevance of intangible cultural heritage in Uganda’s current development context…
This research seeks to answer the following questions: “Are there cultural values, principles and conservation mechanisms practices and indigenous knowledge associated with the conservation of the great apes and their natural environment in existence in Uganda?” …
Read about the 2017 Heritage Competition for young people and the International Heritage Competition where young people were later awarded prizes for showcasing their heritage through illustrations and short video clips respectively. Ilustrations were used to design the 2017 cultural heritage calendar.
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 CCFU.
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 by Acholi Culture – A cultural leaders’ handbook” .
The Festival was officially opened by Rt. Hon. Dr . Ruhakana Rugunda Prime Minister of Uganda on September 10, 2017 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds…
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.
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.
Culture and traditions have often been perceived in Uganda as reinforcing gender inequality. This report (which focuses on the Acholi region, specifically Gulu, Kitgum and Lamwo), explores women’s rights in Acholi not only derived from current laws, but are also defined by long standing tradition. It also discusses how these can be used to enhance women’s empowerment today .