Documenting historical buildings in Uganda’s cities #EYCH

Documenting historical buildings in Uganda’s cities #EYCH

Historical buildings and sites in Uganda’s cities (Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe)

Historical buildings and sites are important aspects of Uganda’s tangible heritage. Within and outside Kampala, Uganda’s history can be told through historical buildings. Such buildings and sites of cultural, religious, and historical significance represent different aspects of our

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The 3rd National Cultural Heritage Awards – 2018

The 3rd National Cultural Heritage Awards – 2018


On 24th May 2018 at Mayor’s Parlour, KCCA Premises, CCFU held the 3rd National Cultural Heritage Awarding ceremony. The Heritage Awards aims at raising awareness about the importance of safeguarding national cultural heritage for future generations.

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Promoting cultural heritage education in universities

Promoting cultural heritage education in universities


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…

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Research: culture and conservation of great apes in Uganda

Research: culture and conservation of great apes in Uganda


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?” …

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2017 Annual Heritage Award winners recognised


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.

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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 CCFU.

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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 by Acholi Culture – A cultural leaders’ handbook” .

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Oral history documentation for the Batwa in Bundibugyo


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.

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